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Our Governors

Our Governors help shape the way we work, and make sure we continue to provide the outstanding care and support services you need.

The full schedule and recordings for our 2024 Governor meetings are now available.

See our 2024 Governor meeting schedule and recordings 

Contact your local Governor

You can contact our Governors through our Company Secretary, Julie Hill. 

Call 0118 904 6500

Email Julie.Hill2@berkshire.nhs.uk

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Alun Griffiths

Staff Governor

As a former firefighter, I have lived experience of trauma and PTSD, and value the need for Mental Wellbeing. As the Fire Safety Specialist, I’m here to ensure the successful delivery of effective patient services whilst ensuring staff wellbeing.

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Tom O'Kane

Public Governor for Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead

I’m interested in improving the quality of NHS healthcare, and am a member of the Berkshire NHS Research Ethics committee and Patient and Public Involvement committee. I want to use my professional experience and knowledge to good effect.

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Guy Dakin

Non-clinical Staff Governor

I’m a Management Accountant at the Trust and represent the interests of my non-clinical colleagues. My experience as an Ambulance Technician gives me insight to the challenges facing the trust, and I’m keen to see high standards of care.

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Graham Bridgman

Public Governor for West Berkshire

I’m a Parish Councillor in Mortimer, and former Executive Member for Health and Wellbeing at West Berkshire Council. I’m keen to build connections between communities and NHS Trusts, with the right decision-making to benefit residents and patients.

Brian David Wilson

Public Governor for Bracknell

I’m honoured to serve as a governor, to help our trust continue to improve patient care services. I have over 40 years’ experience in HR and as a laboratory scientist, and from my experience I know the importance of mental health support for people.

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Ros Crowder

Public Governor for West Berkshire

With my NHS experience as a nurse and manager, I want to help Berkshire Healthcare provide the best care for patients. I believe focussing on quality improvement and community involvement are beneficial for enabling the delivery of high-quality care.

Madeline Diver

Public Governor Bracknell Forest

I worked in Secondary Education for over 40 years and regularly volunteer. I trained as a Patient Leader with Berkshire Healthcare, and as a Governor I hope to represent residents’ views, and empower staff to continue offering outstanding services.

Rosemary Stent

Public Governor for Bracknell

As a governor, I hope to help improve social care for our patients, particularly for those with neurological problems, leaving hospital, or who need care in their homes.

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Natasha Abigail Afful

Public Governor for Slough

I have worked in Mental Health and Wellbeing in the NHS for over 8 years. I’m passionate about improving services, and empowering patients, and I look forward to working with local councils to bring improved care outcomes for people across Slough.

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Amran Hussain

Public Governor for Rest of England

I have been a patient of the Trust, I have extensive senior executive and non-executive board level leadership experience. I’m passionate about securing high quality care for patients, and advocating integrated care.

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Baldev Sian

Public Governor for Wokingham

I’m a Royal Navy trained medic and veteran, and have lived in Berkshire for 30 years. I’m eager to use my experience as a trustee of local charities and organisations to help improve local care mental health and social issues in the community.

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Debra Allcock Tyler

Public Governor for Wokingham

I have 30 years’ experience in the charity and voluntary sectors. I’m a trustee at In Kind Direct and Berkshire Community Foundation. I’m Co-Chair of the Soldiering on Awards, and an Africa Advocacy Foundation Ambassador for people affected by FGM.

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Tom Lake

Publicly elected in Reading

As a public governor for Reading I want to help Berkshire Healthcare understand and work for local people, and help increase local understanding of what it can offer. I actively support patient engagement through South Reading Patient Voice.

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Steven Gillingwater

Public Governor for Slough

As an openly gay, disabled man I know the challenges faced by others like me, and I will fight for equality, diversity, and inclusion for the NHS I love. I’m a Slough born resident and I promise my home will have a strong voice in me.

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Tina Donne

Clinical Staff Governor

As a governor and an Adult Staff Nurse working in the community, I’m committed to representing my colleague's views on the Council. I have a special interest in the ongoing development and education of staff to deliver outstanding patient care.

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Jon Wellum

Public Governor for Reading

Public Governor for Reading

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Ian Germer

Public Governor for West Berkshire

I’m a volunteer patient insight partner and lay co-chair of Versus Arthritis Research committee. I believe the teamwork of care experts and patients is vital to NHS. I will bring my codesign skills to help the trust be a great place for work and care

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Sarah Croxford

Public Governor Windsor, Ascot, and Maidenhead

I’m passionate about improving access to equitable, inclusive, and accessible healthcare across the community. I have extensive senior level experience on how digital tech can improve health and access to care.

Janine Lewis

Janine Lewis

Appointed Governor for West Berkshire Council

I’m honoured to serve as a governor. I have a varied and richly diverse work experience. As the Portfolio Holder for Public Health with West Berkshire, I hope to add innovation with sensitivity to our area, current climate and concerns.

Anne Jumba

Anne Jumba

Clinical Staff Governor

I’m a Community Matron with district nursing experience, committed to represent all community clinical staff views to the council. I’m eager to see staff development in clinical/non-clinical skills for better patient care and job satisfaction.

James Cuggy

James Cuggy

Public Governor

I've worked mostly in the financial sector and I enjoy the arts. As a survivor of child abuse, I’ve volunteered across mental health institutions for over 10 years to fight against the stigma with abuse and provide better care for victims.

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Cllr George Shaw

Appointed Governor for Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead

Mental health is of great personal importance. I’m enthusiastic to promote the connections between local authorities and the NHS and contribute to the benefit of our communities. I’m a microscopy scientist and a Trustee for Citizen Advice Bureau.

Elaine Williams

Elaine Williams

Elaine Williams - Appointed Governor for British Red Cross

I am a Registered Nurse (mental health), Queens Nurse and Vice President BRC (Berkshire). I am committed to excellence in all aspects of healthcare. Representing British Red Cross, I am keen to consider how both services can support each other.

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Cllr Michael Karim

Appointed Governor for Bracknell Forest Council

I am a councillor on Bracknell Forest Council and hold roles chairing various groups. I have a special interest in healthcare and I am proud to have the chance to support the Trust and the great work it carries out.

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Babs Evetts

Appointed Governor for Reading University

As the Director for Clinical Governance in the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Studies (PCLS) I’m passionate about high standards of clinical governance in our University clinics.

Cllr Anna Wright, Appointed Governor for Slough Borough Council

Cllr Anna Wright

Appointed Governor for Slough Borough Council

As Lead Member for Health, Social Care and Wellbeing at Slough Borough Council, I am passionate about protecting our NHS Services and representing the people who rely on these vital services the most.

Cllr Jordan Montgomery

Appointed Governor Wokingham Council

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