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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Tom White - Director of Human Resources

Tom White - Director of Human Resources

Tom is our Director of HR and Organisational Development. He joined the Trust in January 2019 as Deputy Director of HR, having previously worked at Frimley Health, University College London Hospitals and Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals NHS Trusts. He has over 17 years’ experience in HR and has worked in a variety of roles from strategic workforce planning, recruitment, temporary staffing and organisational development. Tom was a key member of a senior HR management team which was awarded the overall prize at the 2016 CIPD People Management Awards for successful delivery for an 'outstanding employee engagement initiative'.

Tom is committed to enhancing health and wellbeing interventions for staff, looking at ways to improve recruitment, and promoting the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda. Tom also has a keen interest in developing systems and processes within HR to improve the end-user experience for managers and staff.