Become a governor
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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As a Foundation Trust, we’re free from any direct government control and are accountable directly to you, the local people of Berkshire.
We need your help to shape our future and make sure that we’re providing the services and support you need locally. You can do this by becoming a governor.
About our Governors
Our Council of Governors is made up of elected and appointed individuals:
- The Chairman of our Board of Directors
- 2 clinical staff governors
- 2 non-clinical staff governors
- 19 locally elected public governors
- 13 representative governors from local organisations, such as schools, universities, local authorities and the charity sector
They represent your interests and make sure that we’re acting in ways that are beneficial to our patients, the local community and our staff. They do this by holding our non-executive board members to account for the general performance of the board.
Meet 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.
We hold local elections for Governors every three years. To become a Governor, you need to be 16 or older and already a member of our Trust.
You can then nominate yourself or someone else to become a Governor.
Read our leaflet about becoming a governor (pdf)
Contact Julie Hill to find out more.