Our Council of Governors

Governors are the 'voice' of members of partner organisations in the running of our hospitals, so our hospital services always reflect the needs and expectations of local people.

Any members over the age of 16 years can nominate themselves to stand for election to the Council of Governors, and then other members will need to vote you in.  A full list of eligibility/qualification criteria is available from nwangliaft.membership@nhs.net  

Our Council of Governors is made up of:

  • Public Governors - elected by Members of the Trust and represent local areas
  • Staff Governors - elected by staff at the Trust 
  • Partner Governors - nominated from partner organisations

Responsibilities of the Council of Governors:

  • Hold the Non-Executive Directors and individually and collectively to account for the performance of the Board of Directors
  • Represent the interests of the members of the Trust as a whole and the interests of the public 
  • Ensuring the Trust is operating in accordance with its Terms of Authorisation
  • Advising the Board to effectively determine strategies
  • Appoint Non-Executive Directors including Chairman and Deputy Chairman
  • Respond to matters of consultation from the Board
  • Consider the Trusts annual accounts and appoint the Trusts Auditors

Governors can have a wider influence both within and outside of the Trust:

  • Represent the interests and views of our Trust Members in their constituency
  • Play an ambassadorial role, representing the interests of the Trust
  • Help recruit more members
  • Contribute to member communications, surveys and consultations
  • Attend members' meetings, events and talks
  • Attend local events on behalf of the Trust
  • Provide an important link with the local community

The Council of Governors currently meets four times per year in public and is to have three annual members meetings per year, as well as the annual public meeting where members will receive and consider the Trust's annual report and accounts.

Board of Governors Quarterly Register of Gifts, Hospitality & Sponsorship for Oct - Dec 2020

Council of Governors' Declaration of Interests       


Amanda Buckenham

Reverend Kevin Burdett

Dr Jill Challener

Professor Zbys Fedorowicz

Kenneth Leafe

Bob Mason


Greater Peterborough 

Baron Junaid Bhatti

David Evans

Stephen Hodson

Trish Mason

Michael Simmonds

Dr Robert Wordsworth


Stamford and South Lincolnshire

David Bryars

Duncan Lawson

Sue Prior

Steve Reiss

Roberta Roulstone

Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Dr Tarang Majmudar

Nik Johnson

Lorraine Davey

Peterborough City Hospital

John Ellington

Emilie Hall

Asif Mahmood

Stamford and Rutland Hospital

Dr Jennine Ratcliffe

Peterborough County Council - Wayne Fitzgerald

Cambridgeshire County Council - Cllr Tom Sanderson

Lincolnshire County Council - Cllr Rosemary Trollope-Bellew
South Lincolnshire CCG - Pamela Palmer
Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough - Margaret Robinson
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG - vacant

Access the Council of Governor meeting papers since the formation of North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust below:

Thursday 6 February 2020 - Peterborough City Hospital

Tuesday 28 April 2020 - Virtual Meeting due to Covid-19 Pandemic

Tuesday 9 June 2020 - Virtual Meeting due to Covid-19 Pandemic

Tuesday 8 September 2020, 10am-11.30am - Virtual Meeting due to Covid-19 pandemic
Please click here to watch the meeting

 Wednesday 8 December 2020, 2.30pm-4.30pm - Virtual Meeting due to Covid-19 pandemic
Please click here to watch the meeting (only available from 8 December)

Please note that due to technical issues we are unable to show Council Of Governors this afternoon. Full minutes will be available after the meeting.