Our Trust board
Our Board, made up of our executive directors and non-executive directors, oversees the running of our hospitals, including:
- Setting the strategic direction of our Trust
- Ensuring the provision of high quality care in our hospitals
- Overseeing financial stewardship
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Our six clinical divisions report to the Board through our Chief Operating Officer. Read more about our divisions in our structure.
Meet our board of directors
Maureen Dalziel was appointed Chair in February 2014. A qualified doctor and public health expert, Maureen has held a number of chief executive officer and senior medical roles in regulatory, provider, research and commissioning organisations in the NHS. Maureen is on the Board of Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre, a charity which collects data and conducts health service research into critical care outcomes.
Eric Sorenson was appointed in July 2014. Following his earlier civil service career, Eric has worked for many years to promote regeneration and development, particularly in East London.
He is Chair of a local community regeneration trust in Tower Hamlets, of a grant-giving trust in Newham, and of an Islington primary school.
Eric is an experienced NHS non-executive director having held posts at Homerton Hospital and at South East London Healthcare Trust.
Air Commodore Dusty Amroliwala was appointed in September 2014.
His career has spanned many different sectors, from 27 years in the Royal Air Force where he finished his career as Her Majesty’s Government’s Director of Defence Diplomacy, to senior director roles in the Home Office and Cabinet Office.
Now the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of East London, Dusty is responsible for the delivering the key services across this modern university with some 18,000 students in London and overseas.
Mark Lam was appointed in September 2014.
A senior corporate executive, Mark has extensive global experience in telecommunications and information technology.
He is the Chief Information Officer of Openreach, a BT Group business, and has previously held management positions at Siemens and Carphone Warehouse.
His experience of global business spans Europe, the USA, and Asia, where he has led major contracts and operations.
Joan Saddler OBE was appointed in September 2014.
Joan spent five years as the National Director of Patient and Public Affairs at the Department of Health, and is now responsible for national policy and practice in public and patient involvement at the NHS Confederation.
She previously served as the Chair of Waltham Forest PCT.
Anthony Warrens was appointed in June 2011.
A qualified doctor with a clinical practice in renal medicine and based principally at Barts Health NHS Trust, Anthony has a particular interest in transplantation medicine.
He recently completed his term as President of the British Transplantation Society.
Since 2010 he has been Dean for Education at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he has reorganised educational structures within the School and improved basic science teaching.
Matthew Hopkins was appointed as Chief Executive in April 2014. Prior to joining BHRUT, Matthew was Chief Executive of Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust for three years. He has also worked at a number of other London teaching hospitals including Guy’s and St Thomas’, Imperial, and Barts and The London. Starting his NHS career as a nurse, Matthew trained at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge before spending five years as a Macmillan nurse.
Jeff joined our Trust in December 2014, having previously worked as the Director of Finance and Performance at East Kent University Hospitals Foundation Trust.
Jeff’s career includes Director of Finance at two teaching hospitals as well as nationally as Director of Finance for the NHS in Wales.
He is a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and has an MBA from Henley Management College.
Dr Nadeem Moghal joined us in January 2015.
He is responsible for leading and directing our medical workforce, clinical standards, patient safety, and clinical governance. He is also our Caldicott Guardian.
Prior to joining our Trust, Nadeem was the Director of Strategy and Knowledge Management at George Eliot Hospital in North Warwickshire, where he led the implementation of a transformative and unique paediatric service model and worked with the senior leaders and teams to lead the organisation out of special measures.
He has authored and co-authored over twenty peer-reviewed papers in medicine and social science and was co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Renal Transplant.
Kathryn joined our Trust in January 2016 from Walsall Healthcare where she was the Director of Nursing.
She qualified as a registered nurse in 1984 and then as a registered sick children’s nurse in 1987.
Since that time she has held a number of senior nursing roles within secondary and tertiary care settings and has led a number of national programmes including a focus on new roles and an independent review into children’s palliative care whilst working at the Department of Health.
Sarah Tedford joined us as Chief Operating Officer in November 2014 following three years as Deputy Chief Executive at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Sarah started as a nurse in the NHS in 1985 before moving into management and she has held a number of management and senior operational roles.
Prior to joining Kingston Hospital Sarah headed up the National NHS Intensive Support Team, designed to go into trusts that are struggling to achieve their performance targets and help them to understand and resolve their operational difficulties.
Deborah joined us in May 2014 having previously worked at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, where she was Director of Workforce and Corporate Affairs.
Prior to that, she spent four and a half years at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, as Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development.
Deborah is President of the Healthcare People Management Association.
Jason Seez joined our Trust as the Director of Planning and Governance in December 2014.
With a strong background in strategic development, Jason joined us from Medway NHS Foundation Trust where he was Executive Director of Strategy and Infrastructure.
Prior to that, he worked for Barts Health NHS Trust.
Rachel joined our Trust in July 2014 from Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Before working as a director in the NHS, Rachel worked for HM Revenue and Customs as Head of Business Marketing and Communication, and Head of Business Development.
She previously worked in a range of roles at the Cabinet Office, the Department of Health and the London Ambulance Service.