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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Martin Hedley - Non-Executive Director

Martin Hedley - Non-Executive Director

Martin was appointed in March 2016 and currently chairs the Finance and Transformation Committee and the RSCH Pharmacy Limited subsidiary.

He manages an advisory company providing executive coaching, mentoring and some specialised recruiting for medical device quality assurance and regulatory affairs experts.

Having enjoyed an extensive expatriate career, primarily in the United States and the Gulf Countries, he brings experience from British Airways, American Airlines, JP Morgan Chase and Citibank.  He has been leading consulting companies since 2002 and has served in interim CEO/COO roles.  His primary expertise is in transformation, enterprise technology, service excellence and quality.

He is a member of a New York based board advisory firm and runs the Peak Performer Forum, an online service dedicated to building leadership skills in remote parts of the world.

Martin graduated from Newcastle University in Geomatics, is a published author and a senior member of the American Society for Quality.