Our Council of Governors

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 membership@pbh-tr.nhs.uk  

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.

Huntingdonshire 


Dr Nik Johnson

Dr Jill Challener

Amanda Buckenham

David Marshall

Alan Crouch 

Sandy Ferrelly


Greater Peterborough 

Annette Beeton

Dr Robert Wordsworth

Trish Mason

Michael Simmonds

Nicola Hampshaw

Michael Greenhalgh


Stamford and South Lincolnshire

Christopher Chew

David Bryars

Sue Prior

Duncan Lawson

David Cooke


Hinchingbrooke


Dr Tarang Majmudar

Kim Graves

Lorraine Tosh


Peterborough


John Ellington

Moira Johnston

Asif Mahmood


Stamford


Dr Jennine Ratcliffe

Peterborough County Council - Wayne Fitzgerald

Cambridgeshire County Council - Cllr Sir Peter Brown

Lincolnshire County Council - Cllr Ray Wootton

Healthwatch Peterborough - Gordon Smith