Sue Sjuve was appointed Chair of the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on 1 March 2017. Prior to her appointment she was Chair for five years at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and has been a non-executive director of Surrey Primary Care Trust. Sue is also a non-executive director of Saxon Weald, a housing association in Sussex, and is Chair of the Makaton Charity.
Sue started her career at Guys Hospital Paediatric research unit as a research technician, but her executive career was spent mostly in financial services where she held director level roles in The Woolwich, Barclays plc and the National Australia Group. Her skills and experience cover programme management, risk management, marketing, sales, customer relationship management and diversity and inclusion. She loves working in the NHS.
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.