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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 hpft.comms@nhs.net

For details of all dates and current board papers 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


Tom Cahill

Chief Executive


Sarah Betteley







    Jacky Vincent    

Karen Taylor

Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Strategy and Integration


Asif Zia

Director of Quality and Medical Leadership


Jacky Vincent 

Director of Quality and Safety (Chief Nurse)

  Paul Ronald      

Maria Wheeler

Director of  Finance, Performance and Improvement


Paul Ronald 

Director of Operational Finance


Janet Lynch

Interim Director of People and Organisational Development




Sandra Brookes 

Director of Service Delivery and Service User Involvement


 Helen Edmondson

Head of Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary




Non Executive Directors


David Atkinson


Anne Barnard


Tim Bryson


Catherine Dugmore


Diane Herbert 

  Jon Walmsley    





Patrick Vernon


Kush Kanodia




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