Membership council

NHS foundation trusts are public benefit corporations and have a governance structure that must include members, a membership council (or council of governors) and a board of directors. Our membership comprises patients, staff and members of the public that live in the communities in which we provide services.

The membership council is made up of elected and appointed/nominated governors. Elected governors are either:

  • Public governors, elected by members of the public constituency
  • Patient governors, elected by members of the patient constituency
  • Staff governors, elected by the staff body

Appointed/nominated governors represent stakeholder organisations, all of which are specified in the constitution. Our current named stakeholder organisations are:

  • Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
  • London Borough of Islington
  • College of Optometrists
  • University College London (UCL)

A guide to the statutory roles of governors can be found under 'related documents' on the right hand side of the page. 


Elected governors

Richard Edward Collins 
North East London & Essex constituency
 
Robert Jones
Patient constituency
 
Roy Henderson
Patient constituency
 
Andrew Clark 
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire public constituency
 
John Sloper
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire public constituency
 
John Russell
North East London and Essex public constituency
 
Marcy Ferrer
Patient constituency
 
Paul Murphy
North Central London public constituency
 
Jeremy Whelan
North Central London public constituency
 
Robert Goldstein
North West London public constituency
 
Vijay Arora
North West London public constituency
 
Allan MacCarthy
South East London public constituency
Allan MacCarthy
Suryanarayana Naga Subramanian
South East London public constituency
 
Kimberley Jackson
South West London public constituency
 
Emmanuel Zuridis                                                                                                South West London public constituency  
Modupe Gisanrin
Staff network sites
 
Anup Shah
Staff network sites
 
Joy Sherifah Adesanya
Staff constituency: City Road
 
Vijay Tailor
Staff constituency: City Road
 
   
   

 

Nominated governors

  • Ian Humphreys, College of Optometrists
  • Una O’Halloran, nominated governor, London Borough of Islington
  • Tricia Smikle, Royal National Institute of Blind People
  • Professor David Shanks, University College London

Last updated: 15th August 2022