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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Ross Dunworth - Deputy CEO & Finance Director

Ross Dunworth - Director of Finance

Ross qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in Leeds, joining the local NHS as a Finance Manager in 1992.  He worked in Plymouth, Hertfordshire and Hampshire in senior financial manager roles until leaving the NHS in 2007 to run his own interim and consultancy service.  Since then, he has worked in a diverse range of NHS organisations, joining Royal Surrey June 2016.

Ross has responsibility for managing finance and estate services; most notably achieving the successful delivery of a healthy financial position for the Trust over the last four years and helping the Trust achieve CQC Outstanding for its Use of Resources in 2020.

Ross was appointed Deputy CEO in November 2021, alongside his role as Finance Director.

Ross has an MA in History and Archaeology from the University of Winchester.