Trust Board Members
Steve Hitchins - Chair
Committees: Chair of the Board, Chair of Nominations & Remuneration Committee and Member of Charitable Funds Committee.
Qualifications: MA (Oxon)
Anu Singh - Vice-Chair
Anu is currently Head of Business Improvement for Staffordshire County Council where she is responsible for the commissioning of mental health, social care, community safety and education. She was previously Head of Development and Improvement at the London Borough of Harrow and Head of Development and Programmes, Learning and Culture at Birmingham City Council. Her term ends 13 April 2016.
David Holt - Senior Independent Director
Yua Haw Yoe - Non-Executive Director
Committees: Member of Nominations & Remuneration Committee and Member of Quality Committee.
Lead NED: Freedom to Speak Up and Children's Health.
Tony Rice - Non-Executive Director
Committees: Chair of the Business Development & Finance Committee, Chair of Charitable Funds Committee, Member of Nominations & Remuneration Committee and Member of Audit Committee.
Qualifications: BA MBA FCMA FCT
Deborah Harris-Ugbomah - Non-Executive Director
Professor Graham Hart - Non-Executive Director
Committees: Chair of the Workforce Committee, Member of Nominations & Remuneration Committee, Member of Business Development and Finance Committee.
Simon Pleydell - Chief Executive
Simon has 15 years experience as a Chief Executive and joined Whittington Health on 1 April 2014.
Qualifications: BA (Oxon) IHSM Dip
Siobhan Harrington - Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Strategy
Siobhan joined Whittington Health in 2006 as Director of Primary Care. Following a 20 month secondment as Programme Director for the implementation of the clinical strategy for Barnet, Enfield and Haringey, she returned in an executive role in April 2014.
A nurse by background, she completed her training in London at St Thomasí Hospital and held a number of hospital nursing posts before moving into practice nursing. Siobhan has extensive healthcare experience at national, regional and local level. She has held positions with the Department of Health, the national primary care development team and was the lead for improving access to primary care across London. Siobhan was Director of Primary Care at Haringey Primary Care Trust prior to coming to Whittington Health.
Qualifications: BSc MSc RGN
Carol Gillen - Chief Operating Officer
Carol is a registered nurse and has worked in the NHS since becoming a staff nurse in the early 1980s. She has worked in a variety of organisations including acute, community services, PCTs and local authorities.
Dr Richard Jennings - Executive Medical Director
Qualifications: MBChB, MRCP, DTM&H, MSc, PhD
Dr Greg Battle - Associate Medical Director Integrated Care
Greg has worked as a GP in Islington for 20 years and continues to do so. Outside his clinical practice he has held leadership roles in Islington for 15 years including PCG Chair North Islington, PEC Chair Islington PCT, PBC Chair Central Islington and prescribing lead GP Islington.
Qualifications: MSc MBBS DRCOG GP VTS
Philippa Davies MBE - Director of Nursing and Patient Experience
Philippa joined Whittington Health on 1 August 2014 as Director of Nursing and Patient Experience. Prior to this she was Deputy Director of Nursing at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and for a period of 8 months, acting Director of Nursing and Director of Infection Prevention and Control.
Qualifications: RGN RM BSc MSc
Norma French - Associate Director of Workforce
Qualifications: MA MCIPD