Our Non-Executive Directors ensure that the Board practice in the best interests of patients and the public. They are essentially critical friends, holding the Board to account by challenging its decisions and outcomes to that they are satisfied that as an organisation we have both financial and operational integrity.
They use their knowledge, skills and experience to help the Board formulate Trust strategies and actively support and promote a healthy organisational culture.
Non-Executive Directors regularly speak with patients and staff, listening to their views, ideas and concerns.
Joss Bigmore is the Chair of the Royal Surrey Foundation Trust, a role he started in March 2023, and the first position he has held in the NHS. He has been a Guildford Borough Councillor since 2019 representing Christchurch and most recently Merrow. He led the Council between September 2020 and September 2022, before returning to the backbenches following the elections last year.
Joss retired from a career in finance in 2016 when a Managing Director of Credit Suisse, having started his career in the trading pits of the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE). He holds an Economics Degree from Cambridge University, graduating from Downing College in 1998.
A keen (rather than talented) golfer and cyclist, he also acts as Treasurer of the Charlotteville Jubilee Trust which manages ‘The Spike’, a Community and Heritage Centre in Charlotteville.