Trust board

The board of directors holds overall accountability for the organisation and is responsible for strategic direction and the high-level allocation of resources. It delegates decision-making for the operational running of the trust to the chief executive.

Board of directors

Tessa Green CBE, chairman

David Probert

Tessa became chairman at Moorfields in September 2016 having served as chairman of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and trustee of the Institute of Cancer Research. Tessa also served as a non-executive director at the Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS Trust and has a particular interest in health research and clinical governance.

Declaration of interests: Tangent Group Ltd (director); Tangent Industries Ltd (director); Tangent Estates Ltd (director); Tangent Charitable Trust (trustee); The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry (trustee); BUPA (association member and medical advisory panel); Pets at Home (non-executive director); The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund Trustee Company (director); UCLPartners (non-executive director); Advisory Board of Healthcare UK (member).

Steve Williams, deputy chairman

Steve Williams Stephen is a lawyer with extensive commercial experience, most recently at Unilever and ICI. He is a member of the Company Law Committee of the Law Society and the Companies Committee of the Confederation of British Industry and a non-executive board member at Whitbread Plc, Croda International Plc and Eversheds LLP.

Declaration of interests: Whitbread plc (director); Croda International plc (director); Leverhulme Trust (director); Eversheds LLP (director); De La Ware Pavilion Trust (director); Amicus Curiae Ltd (director). 

David Probert, chief executive

David Probert

David took up the position of chief executive at Moorfields in April 2016. He was the former director of strategic development at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. David is a past fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Boston, USA and holds an MBA from the University of Leicester.

Declaration of interests: Moorfields Eye Charity (trustee); Pancreatic Cancer UK (trustee and company director); MEH Ventures (Director); World Association of Eye Hospitals (Chairman); UCL Partners Ltd (Director); St Dunstan’s College (Governor).

Nick Hardie, non-executive director and chair of audit committee

David Probert

Nick is an experienced finance professional whose career has included senior treasury and financial management roles for a number of FTSE companies. He has been a trustee of the musical education charity Spitalfields Music for over ten years and is a non-executive director at Devon and Cornwall Housing Group. 

Declaration of interests: DCH Group (senior independent director); Spitalfields Music (trustee/director); Aurora Orchestra (director).

David Hills, non-executive director

David HillsDavid is an experienced construction and project delivery professional whose career has included senior and board level roles for a number of FTSE companies including Mouchel and Laing O’ Rourke as well as working extensively with the public sector in senior project and programme delivery roles.

Declaration of interests:

Professor Andrew Dick, non-executive director

 width=Andrew took up position as director of the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology in September 2016. He is a clinician scientist and surgeon, also based at University of Bristol, with a main interest in how our immune system both protects and damages tissues in a variety of diseases, including age-related macular degeneration and uveitis.

Declaration of interests: none.

Sumita Singha, non-executive director

Sumita SinhaSumita is an architect, author and academic, running her own design practice. She has received awards in diverse fields including the UIA:UNESCO international award for housing design, Women Into Business award at the House of Commons and the Atkins Inspire award for Architecture.

Declaration of interests: 
Ecologic Architects (director); Charushila (director/trustee).

Rosalind Given-Wilson, non-executive director

Rosalind Given-WilsonRos joined us as a non-executive director on 1 April 2015. Ros is a consultant radiologist, who has recently stepped down as medical director at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust following more than seven years in the role.

Declaration of interests: 
Dunottar School (chair of local governing body); St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (consultant radiologist); Gibraltor Health Authority (medical advisor); UK Adult Reference Group (chair).

Declan Flanagan, medical director

Declan FlanaganDeclan is a consultant ophthalmologist, who specialises in medical retina treatments. He is responsible for the professional leadership of Moorfields’ doctors, and for the quality and safety of our clinical care. Prior to his appointment in 2009, Declan was Moorfields’ deputy medical director, and medical director of Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon.

Declaration of interests: Spire Private Hospital, Cambridge (private practice privileges); Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge (honorary consultant); Moorfields Eye Charity (trustee).

Professor Sir Peng Tee Khaw, director of research and development

Professor Sir Peng Tee KhawPeng is a clinician scientist and surgeon specialising in paediatric and adult glaucoma. Peng is developing new surgical and stem cell therapies and he is also the director of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

Declaration of interests: Eyes & Vision Theme UCLPartners (director); Optceutics Ltd (pharmacology) (director); Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (member of the Scientific Advisory Board).

Tracy Luckett, director of nursing and allied health professions

Tracy Luckett Tracy is a registered nurse and has been our director responsible for the professional leadership of nurses and allied health professions and our integrated patient support service since 2011. She holds the statutory roles of director of infection prevention and control and executive lead for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, and has joint responsibility for quality alongside the medical director.

Declaration of interests: none.

Steven Davies, chief finance officer and deputy chief executive officer

Steven Davies Steven joined Moorfields in 2011, was appointed to the board in 2014 and became our chief finance officer in 2016. He trained in NHS organisations in west London as part of the national NHS graduate scheme and has worked at a number of hospitals in and around London. Steven was also appointed deputy chief executive in 2017 and his portfolio includes estates and facilities, information technology as well as the finance directorate.

Declaration of interests: Open Eyes Trading Ltd (director); Moorfields Lions Korle Bu Trust (trustee); MEH Ventures LLP (director).

John Quinn, chief operating officer

John QuinnA pharmacist by background, John joined us in November 2015. He has a wealth of operational management experience, most recently at UCLH NHS Foundation Trust where he was responsible for the management of the Heart Hospital, including its transfer to Barts Health, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Declaration of interests: Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (faculty board member).

Associate directors

Five further executive directors, formally associate directors, attend meetings of the trust board but do not have voting rights.

Mariano Gonzalez, commercial director

Mariano GonzalezMariano joined Moorfields in 2012 with the responsibility of managing Moorfields’ operations in the UAE. In June 2016 he took on the role of commercial director based in London. Mariano has worked in the healthcare industry for the last 25 years holding executive responsibilities in the public and private sector.

Declaration of interests: Advention Business Partners, (senior advisor healthcare); Foundation Holding (Gulf Council Countries), (advisory council member).

Johanna Moss, director of strategy and business development

Johanna MossJohanna joined Moorfields in July 2015. Johanna’s responsibilities include strategy development, capital investment and development, annual planning, business development, marketing and communications, external relations, and corporate and social responsibility. Before coming to Moorfields, Johanna was deputy director of strategic development at UCLH NHS Foundation Trust.

Declaration of interests: Moorfields Eye Charity (trustee).

Adam Dunlop, interim chief information officer

Adam DunlopAdam joined Moorfields in 2017 as interim chief information officer. Adam has worked in the healthcare IT industry for the last 15 years holding executive responsibilities whilst driving improvements and transformation across a wide range of healthcare organisations.


Declaration of interests: Mariadz Management Services Ltd (Director).

Helen Rushworth, interim director of workforce and organisational development

Adam Dunlop

Helen joined the NHS in 1982 and has held a number of board director level posts. Most recently she was director of human resources at North Middlesex University Hospital.

Declaration of interests: none.

Ian Tombleson, director of quality and safety

Ian TomblesonIan joined Moorfields in November 2009. Ian has a scientific background in cancer research and worked subsequently in a number of NHS trusts. He also worked for the Health Service Ombudsman and the Care Quality Commission. Ian is responsible for customer services, risk and safety management and setting quality standards.

Declaration of interests: none.