Board members

Our Trust Board comprises non-executive and executive directors who are jointly responsible for the effective management of Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust. 

Led by the Chair, our non-executive directors use their knowledge, skills and experience to help the Board formulate Trust strategies, and support and promote a healthy organisational culture. They hold the Board to account by challenging its decisions and outcomes to make sure they are satisfied that our organisation is operating with financial and operational integrity, and in the best interests of patients and the public. 

Led by the Chief Executive, the executive directors are our most senior managers and are responsible for the day-to-day running of the Trust, including matters on strategy and operational management, as well as any issues regarding staff or patients. 

Both the non-executive directors and the executive directors regularly speak with patients and staff, listening to their views, ideas and concerns.

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Jo Mountjoy - Chief Nurse

Jo Mountjoy - Chief Nurse

Jo qualified as an Enrolled Nurse in 1990, with her initial nursing experience in orthopaedic nursing. She transferred to Accident & Emergency nursing in 1991 and converted her qualification to a Registered Nurse in 1994. Jo remained in emergency nursing and worked in this speciality up to 2008 at a number of acute hospitals in London and the southern region. During this time she qualified as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner and gained her MSc in Healthcare Management.

Jo was appointed as the Chief Nurse in January 2019. Prior to this she held a number of positions in the Trust including Accident & Emergency Clinical Nurse Manager, Head of Nursing, Deputy Director of Nursing and acting Chief Nurse from September 2018 to December 2018.

Jo is the Trust Caldicott Guardian, Freedom to Speak Up Executive, Executive Champion for the Trust REACH network and joint Place Based Quality Lead for Guildford & Waverley Integrated Care Partnership, working with all the Quality Leads in Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System.