Board of directors

NHS Board of the Year for England, NHS Leadership Academy

Board of directors

Back row from left to right: Janet King, Martin Sykes, Rob Pike,  Andrew Morris, Helen Coe, David Clayton-Smith, Tim Ho
Front row from left to right: Nicola Ranger, Mike Aaronson, Tina Oakley, Mark Escolme, Andrew Prince

The directors in office are:

Non-Executive Directors


Sir Michael Aaronson CBE

Appointed to the Trust as Chairman of the Board and Council of Governors April 2006. End of tenure 31 March 2016.
Chair of the Nominations Committee and Charitable Funds Committee
Member of the Performance and Remuneration Committee

Mike's earlier career was half in HM Diplomatic Service and half at Save the Children, where he was overseas director and subsequently, from 1995-2005, its Chief Executive.
From 2001- 2008 he was Chairman of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, a Geneva based private foundation working in conflict mediation, and from 2001-2007 a governor of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy.
Since 2006 he has been a non-executive director of Oxford Policy Management Limited, a development consultancy providing policy advice in low and middle-income countries.
At the end of March 2012 he stood down after five years as a civil service commissioner.
He is an honorary fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, and from 2008-2011 was a visiting professor in the politics department at the University of Surrey, where in May 2011 he became a professorial research fellow and executive director of the Centre for International Intervention.
He has worked both with NATO and the UK Ministry of Defence on civil and military collaboration in conflict situations. In June 2006 Mike was knighted for services to children.




David Clayton-Smith, BA Hons
Independent non-executive director

Appointed 1 April 2013. End of tenure 31 March 2016.
Member of the Commercial Development and Investment Committee, Performance and Remuneration Committee and Nominations Committee

David is Chairman of the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Academic Health Sciences Network and was previously the Chair of NHS Surrey for three years from 2010. He was also the Chair of NHS Sussex between 2012 and 2013.
David is a Board member and Treasurer of Fairtade International.
David is director and co-founder of Andrum Consulting which specialises in supporting entrepreneurial businesses.
David has held board level positions in major blue-chip businesses, most recently as Commercial Director of Halfords Ltd and Marketing Director for Boots the Chemist Ltd. This included a number of Merger and Acquisition (M&A) transactions such as the sale of Do It All Ltd to Focus Ltd and the sale of the Halfords garage business to Centrica Plc.
David has held non-executive director roles in a number of different market sectors.




Mark Escolme BA Hons
Independent non-executive director. Deputy Chairman from 1 April 2013

Appointed 2009. End of tenure 31 March 2016.
Chair of the Commercial Development and Investment Committee from 1 April 2011. Member of the Audit Committee

Mark has over 20 years of experience of working in large branded consumer companies in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand.
He has been involved in setting up businesses in emerging markets such as Russia, China, India and Africa, developing high profile brands within household and food categories.
He has managed joint ventures and NGO and government partnerships.
Working at board level, Mark chaired the SC Johnson East Africa board and currently sits as a non-executive director on the Standard Brands board.
Mark is the managing director of GÜ. He is also a trustee for UK charity Gumboots Foundation, which raises money for social uplift initiatives in Southern Africa.
Over the past 15 years Mark has had significant M&A experience in the UK and many international markets across multiple private, private equity-backed and public manufacturing businesses in executive and non-executive director roles. This includes Dow products (the Mr Muscle brand) in the UK and Bayer Pest Control (Baygon and Autan brands) in Africa.


Tina Oakely

Tina Oakley MA in Strategic Human Resource Management, CIPD
Independent non-executive director

Appointed April 2011, end of tenure 31 March 2017

Tina has over 30 years' experience of working in customer service organisations, including 26 years in British Airways where she ran large customer operations including check-in and contact centres as well as holding a number of senior HR roles. She also had responsibility for worldwide customer relations handling.
More recently Tina was HR Director at Rank Hovis McDougall when it was acquired by Premier Foods. Tina led the people integration and organisational design, policy and cultural change and remuneration alignment.
Tina was also HR Director for P&O Ferries based in Dover where she led a number of significant change programmes.
She is currently HR Director for Gatwick Airport, which is transforming every part of the business with the ambition to become London's airport of choice


Mike O'DonovanMike O'Donovan
Independent non-executive director

Appointed October 2014

Mike spent 30 years in the consumer healthcare industry holding managing director positions in the UK and overseas as well as global corporate roles. In 2002 he left industry to become chief executive of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, a position he held until 2006.
Since then he has held several non-executive director and trustee positions including co-chair of National Voices, the leading patient service user advocacy group, member of the management board of the European Medicines Agency and chair of Central London Community Healthcare NHs Trust.
In October 2012 he was appointed chairman of Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and played a key role in its successful acquisition by neighbouring Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to form Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. He brings his experience and detailed understanding of the acquired organising to the trust board.


Andrew Prince BSc, FCMA
Independent non-executive director, Senior Independent Director

Appointed 2006. End of tenure 31 March 2016.
Chair of the Performance and Remuneration Committee
Member of the Nominations Committee
Member of the Charitable Funds Committee

Andrew is a specialist in large-scale organisational change, programme management and service integration in healthcare.
As Development Director for Serco Health he is active within many parts of the NHS and in healthcare organisations overseas, particularly in Australia and the Middle East.
He is responsible for the design of integrated non-clinical services for an advanced acute hospital in Perth, Western Australia, and for the Care Co-ordination solution now deployed at Suffolk Community Services in the UK.
As Head of Strategy Consulting and Financial Services, Andrew led the HR strategy and merger of Arthur Young and Ernst & Whinney in 1990s.
Andrew was elected as a governor of Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust from April 2005 and retired as a governor on his successful appointment as a non-executive director of the Trust from April 2006.




Rob Pike ACIB
Independent non-executive director

Appointed April 2011. End of tenure 31 March 2017.
Chair of the Audit Committee
Non-executive director responsible for security and counter-fraud from 1 January 2013
Member of the Commercial Development and Investment Committee

Rob retired in 2009 after a 40 year career in financial services which culminated in a role as Director of Operations for Europe & Middle East for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.
He was previously Director of Operations in the UK where he had responsibility for more than 5,000 employees, running a network of operations at the time of the Royal Bank of Scotland acquisition of Natwest Bank.
Rob was heavily involved in the subsequent integration of the two networks of operational banking centres, managing its major IT and transformation integration and was heavily involved in the post-acquisition HR and systems integration.
Having successfully undertaken several senior customer facing roles he was invited to join the board of the Customer Contact Association (CCA) in 2004 and continues to serve as a director.
He also chaired the CCA Industry Council from 2006-2008 and is currently Chair of the CCA Standards Council.



Executive Directors


Andrew-MorrisAndrew Morris, OBE, MHSM, Dip HSM
Chief Executive

Appointed 1989

Andrew has over 40 years of experience in NHS management and has held a range of senior NHS appointments.
He became unit administrator of Hereford Hospitals and a board member of Herefordshire Health Authority in 1984.
He was appointed General Manager of Frimley Park Hospital in 1989 and became Chief Executive in 1991.
He managed the establishment of the Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit in 1996 and undertook one of the first successful NHS management franchise arrangements at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust in 2003, which lifted its performance from zero to two stars.
He successfully led Frimley Park's application to become a foundation trust in 2005.
Andrew is a member of the Institute of Health Service Management.
Andrew was named as one of the top 10 NHS provider chief executives in a panel convened by the Health Service Journal in March 2014.



Janet King MA Law, FIPD, CPP
Director of Human Resources and Facilities

Appointed 1991

Starting her career in the civil service, Janet joined Frimley Park Hospital in 1987 working for West Surrey and North East Hants Health Authority as personnel manager.
She became a director of Frimley Park Hospital NHS Trust in 1991.
Her portfolio includes human resources management, all non-clinical support services, estate and capital planning, media and communications.
She is project director for a number of large capital projects at Frimley and also chairs the Trust's Fundraising Committee.
Janet sits on a number of national committees and is a lay panel member for employment tribunals.



Dr Timothy Ho MB BS PhD DIC FRCP
Medical Director

Appointed 2 December 2013


Tim graduated in medicine from St. George's, University of London, and went on to undertake specialist training in respiratory and intensive care medicine in London.
He carried out a period of basic science research in molecular microbiology at Imperial College, culminating in the award of a PhD.
He has been a consultant chest physician at Frimley Park Hospital since 2004. During this time, he has developed a number of key services including a regional diagnostic service for lung cancer (EBUS), the medical acute dependency unit and a large obstructive sleep apnoea service.
Most recently he has served as the clinical director for medicine and care of the elderly and as the centre director for the Frimley Park adult cystic fibrosis service.
He is the professional lead for the doctors and is responsible for the Trust's quality and clinical governance framework.



Nicola Ranger RGN, BSc(Hons), MA Law & Medical Ethics

Director of Nursing, Quality and Patient Services

Appointed 2 January 2013

Nicola joined the Trust from University College London Hospitals where she was Deputy Chief Nurse.
She specialised in intensive care nursing and spent four years working in critical care units in New York and Washington DC.
Nicola has held a number of senior nursing positions including nurse consultant for critical care and head of nursing for both surgery and medicine.
Her key areas of responsibility are professional lead for nursing, midwifery and therapies, maintaining clinical standards, patient safety, governance and patient involvement.


Martin Sykes BSc, PhD, CPFA
Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive

Appointed 2004

Martin has been Director of Finance at the Trust since July 2004 and Deputy Chief Executive since April 2007.
He joined the NHS in 1995 with the Northern and Yorkshire Health Authority, having previously been employed by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Martin also has responsibility for contracting and information, procurement, and business development functions within the Trust and, as the Senior Information Risk Officer (SIRO), leads on information governance matters on behalf of the Board.


Helen-CoeHelen Coe MBE, MBA, RGN
Director of Operations, Frimley Park

Appointed 5 July 2013

The Director of Operations is responsible for delivering quality services with excellent patient outcomes as well as ensuring that the Trust meets all the local and national operational targets. Since the formation of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust in October 2014 there have been two directors of operations, one with responsibility for Frimley Park Hospital and one with responsibility for Wexham Park and Heatherwood Hospitals.

Helen has significant NHS expertise gained during her 30 years' experience in a number of senior clinical and managerial roles.
She has a strong operational background, has held several senior nursing positions across specialties in both Surgery and Medicine and has been awarded an MBE for her outstanding contribution to nursing and quality.

Helen is passionate about ensuring patients receive the highest quality services and that their experience at Frimley Park Hospital is first class. Helen has also worked at the Department of Health as part of the Cabinet Office team assessing public organisations for the Charter Mark Award. Prior to taking up the position of Acting Director of Operations, Helen was the Associate Director for Urgent Care Services focusing on delivering the Trust's hyper-acute strategy in cardiology and stroke.

She has been responsible for leading innovation and change and led the Trust's successful transformation project reducing patients' length of stay at Frimley Park.


Lisa GlynnLisa Glynn
Director of Operations, Wexham Park and Heatherwood

The Director of Operations is responsible for delivering quality services with excellent patient outcomes as well as ensuring that the Trust meets all the local and national operational targets. Since the formation of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust in October 2014 there have been two directors of operations, one with responsibility for Frimley Park Hospital and one with responsibility for Wexham Park and Heatherwood Hospitals.

Lisa joined the NHS in 1994, after a period of time working in the private health sector, and has held a number of senior operational roles in the acute sector since that time, including Director of Operations at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Lisa joined Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in February 2013 as Chief Operating Officer from Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust where she was the Director of Operations for Urgent Care. She was appointed to her current role when Frimley Health came into being on 1 October 2014.

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