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.
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.