Our Governors

Three of our governors talking

Click to view our current Council of Governors

What do our Governors do?

Here are just some of their roles:

  • Appoint, remove and decide upon the terms of office of the Chair and non-executive directors of the Trust
  • Determine the remuneration of the Chair and non-executive directors
  • Approve the appointment of the Trust’s Chief Executive
  • Hold the non-executive directors to account for the performance of the board
  • Represent the interests of the members and the public
  • Jointly approve changes to the Trust’s constitution with the board
  • Express a view on the board’s plans for the Trust
  • To represent the views of the constituents to the board and to hold the board to account for delivering the strategy

There are benefits to being a Governor:

  • An opportunity to influence the development of an important public service provider
  • The chance to meet fellow members and represent their interests and opinions
  • Gain an insight into the goals, challenges and achievements of a large NHS Trust
  • Develop new skills and improve your CV
  • Meet new people and learn more about hospital life