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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.

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

Governor elections 2023

You can help shape our future and make sure that we’re providing the services and support people in your community need.

We’re holding governor elections this April 2022. Nominations for all vacancies open on 12 April 2023, and close at 5pm on Friday 12 May 2023.

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Cllr Deborah Edwards

Appointed Governor for Reading Borough Council

I’ve held governor roles with local schools and charities across Reading, including Worshipful Mayor. I’m passionate about securing the future for NHS and its services, so we can all lead happy and fulfilling lives.

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Paul Myerscough

Public Governor for 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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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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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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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.

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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

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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John Jarvis

Public Governor for Wokingham

Public Governor for Wokingham

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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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Charlie Draper

Appointed Governor, Young People with Dementia

Appointed Governor, Young People with Dementia