Dr Marianne Illsley is an experienced Oncologist who combines her clinical work with an interest in leadership and management. She was appointed as Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Royal Surrey in January 2000 and her main clinical interest is in the treatment of lung and oesophageal cancer.
Marianne has contributed to clinical leadership for most of her Consultant career; initially as Head of Service for radiotherapy, and subsequently Clinical Director for Oncology. As Trust Cancer Lead, she was instrumental in the development and growth of Royal Surrey’s St Luke’s Cancer Centre. Marianne is currently joint Medical Director at the Trust. She is also on the Professional Standards Board at the Royal College of Radiologists, where she is Radiotherapy Governance Lead, and sits on the SouthEast Clinical Senate, advising on broader healthcare issues within the Kent, Surrey and Sussex area. She has a founding fellowship from the Faculty of Medical Leadership and management.
Marianne’s first degree was from the University of Cambridge in 1984 and she then qualified MB BS from Guy’s Hospital Medical School in 1987. Marianne trained in Oncology in London at Barts, St Thomas’, The Royal Marsden (where she was a research fellow) and in Brighton.
The Executive Directors are chaired by the CEO and comprises other senior management appointed by the Board. The Executive Directors meet regularly to address matters concerning the Trust, including matters on strategy and operational management, as well as any issues regarding staff or patients.
The Executive Directors regularly speak with patients and staff, listening to their views, ideas and concerns.