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Our Governors

Our Governors are elected to help shape your healthcare and to hold our non-executives to account for the performance of our Board of Directors.

Find out how to become a governor  

Want to contact your local governor?

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

Phone number  01344 415 626

Email address  Julie.Hill2@berkshire.nhs.uk

Our next Council of Governor meetings

Our next, and final meeting for 2020 will take place on Wednesday 2 December.

View past Board and Governor meeting papers

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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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Paul Myerscough

Publicly elected in Reading

I became a governor in 2014 to contribute towards finding ways for us to deliver more for a lower cost. I'm working towards helping us achieve our higher level goals without ever losing focus on our patients.

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Ruffat Ali-Noor

Public Governor Slough

I was a lawyer for over 40 years and a former member of the Slough Local Involvement Network. I have a great passion for the NHS and welcome the opportunity provided to represent the residents of Slough as a Governor.

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Amrik Banse

Publicly elected in Slough

My aim is to be a link between service users, community groups and Berkshire Healthcare. I’m eager to make sure that information about services is easily accessible and that the needs of local people are represented.

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Nigel Oliver

Publicly elected in Slough

I became a governor so he could contribute to making people's lives better, especially people with mental illness, by promoting their concerns and needs.

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Verity Murricane

Publicly elected in West Berkshire

I’ve lived in West Berkshire for more than 20 years and want to help Berkshire Healthcare deliver the services local people want, need and deserve.

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John Barrett

Publicly elected in Windsor, Ascot & Maidenhead

As an ex-service user with first-hand experience, I wanted to help improve things. My role as chair of the mental health service user and carer forum in Maidenhead inspired me to stand as a Governor.

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Tom O'Kane

Publicly elected in Windsor, Ascot & 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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Dr Andrew Horne

Publicly elected in Wokingham

I've lived in Wokingham for 28 years and, as a retired NHS psychiatrist and carer for a family member, I want to make sure that the people in Wokingham receive the best possible health services to meet their needs.

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Natasha Berthollier

Clinical staff member

I’ve worked as a psychologist for Berkshire Healthcare since 2004. I’m committed to patient partnership and co-production of everything we do and believe that all staff can be empowered and supported to offer an exceptional service.

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June Carmichael

Non-clinical staff member

I was appointed as Head of Contracting for Berkshire Healthcare in September 2011. I believe it’s essential that we engage with our staff to help achieve better health outcomes for our patients and to support long term success.

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Julia Prince

Clinical staff member

I’ve been a Physiotherapist with Berkshire Healthcare and Berkshire West for many years. I believe staff should be valued within an open and trusting organisation that encourages participation and endeavours to uphold their values at all levels.

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Cllr Isobel Mattick

Bracknell Forest Local Authority

My late husband suffered from dementia and being his carer gave me a valuable insight into the challenges facing families and carers. I feel it’s important to make sure that the most vulnerable people are protected and supported to lead a full life.

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Suzanna Rose

Appointed from Berkshire Red Cross

I have been involved with the British Red Cross since 1978 and am currently the President for Berkshire. I became a governor in 2015, after retiring as a member of staff, to help strengthen local ties between the NHS and third sector.

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Guy Dakin

Non-clinical staff member

I'm a Finance Manager at Berkshire Healthcare and previously served on emergency ambulances. As a staff governor I shall use my skills and experience to help the Trust to deliver high quality services despite limited resources and increasing demand.

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Gillian Mohamed

Public Governor for WAM

A Berkshire resident since 1987, I’ve supported the youngest in society and their families as an early years practitioner and SEND co-ordinator. I’ll support the NHS and it’s great work to achieve the best possible outcomes for our communities.

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Ray Fox

Public Governor for West Berkshire

I’ve lived in Thatcham for over 9 years and been involved with Eight Bells for Mental Health – an excellent charity based in Newbury for the last 5 years. I'm looking forward to bring my skills to my role as a governor.

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Susana Carvalho

Public Governor for West Berkshire

Medically trained, my passion and firm belief in the NHS drove me to be a Governor for BHFT. Patient experience is my main focus. Together we can improve care and provide a better service.

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Joan Rosalind Moles

Public Governor for Wokingham

I’m committed to bringing my rich experience of working in healthcare – as a former nurse, health visitor, and tutor – to maintain the high standards of care in the NHS and make a real difference.

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Cllr Graham Bridgman

Appointed Governor West Berkshire Council

I’m Deputy Leader of West Berkshire Council and Executive Member for Adult Social Care. I’m also Governor at Royal Berkshire Trust and keen to promote the connection between local authorities and the NHS to benefit patients and our community.

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Gerry Barber

Gerry Barber

Public Governor Bracknell

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Professor Arlene Astell

Appointed Governor Reading University

Having spent my career working to improve the lives of people living with psychological distress or cognitive impairment I'm delighted to participate as a governor assisting the Trust to deliver services that meet the needs of the people of Berkshire

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Cllr Jenny Cheng

Wokingham Borough Council

I have been on the Quality Assurance, Membership, and Appointments and Remuneration committees, and I’m interested in mental and community health. I became a Woodley Town councillor in 2006 and Wokingham Borough Councillor in 2018.

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Cllr Atiq Sandhu

Slough Borough Council

Slough Borough Council

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Cllr Julian Sharp

Cllr Julian Sharp

Appointed Governor RBWM Council

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Deborah Edwards

Deborah Edwards

Appointed Governor Reading Council