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Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for managing the Trust on a day-to-day basis and planning for the organisation's future.

The Board is made up of:

  • Executive Directors, who are usually full-time staff and have a permanent contract
  • Non Executive Directors (NEDs), who are usually part-time and have a fixed term of office

There are four committees which report to the Board:

  • Audit Committee
  • Finance and Investment Committee
  • Integrated Governance Committee
  • Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Board meetings and board papers

The Trust's quarterly Board Meetings are open to the public. You are very welcome to attend and ask questions.

For more information about asking a question at the Board of Directors Meetings please email corporate.office@nhs.net

For details of all board meeting dates please click here 

All board meeting papers and other reports

For copies of all board papers and other reports and plans please click here

Register of interests

Click here to view the register of interests declared by the Board of Directors including HPFT Staff, or click here for the Gifts and Hospitality Register for HPFT Staff .

Board members

Photo of Karen Taylor, Chief Executive          

Karen Taylor

Chief Executive


Sarah Betteley









Hakan Akozek

Director, Innovation, Digital Transformation and Chief Information Officer


Sandra Brookes 

Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer



Helen Edmondson

Head of Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary




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David Evans

Chief Strategy & Partnerships Officer



Jo Humphries

Chief People Officer



Phil Cave

Chief Financial Officer



Photo of Dr Emma Wadey, Chief Nursing Officer          

Dr Emma Wadey

Chief Nursing Officer


Asif Zia

Chief Medical Officer





Non Executive Directors


David Atkinson


Anne Barnard


Tim Bryson




Diane Herbert 


Jon Walmsley

  Andrew van Doorn    



Carolan Davidge    

Associate Non Executive Director







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