As an NHS trust, we currently have a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is legally accountable for the management of the trust and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation. The Board is currently made up of five non-executive directors, four executive directors and four non-voting executive directors.
The chairman and the non-executive directors come from a range of professional backgrounds with a wide range of skills and experience that reflect the needs of the trust. Although members of the Board, non-executive directors are not part of the St George's Healthcare executive management team, and are effectively independent experts in their field employed to challenge the trust and provide expert leadership and guidance.
Executive directors are appointed members of staff and are responsible for managing the operational aspects of the organisation. The non executive directors scrutinise the performance of the executive and constructively challenge the way the trust is performing.
When we become a Foundation Trust, the Board of Directors will:
Our members will elect the majority of our Council of Governors, who will represent the views of the membership and advise the Board of Directors. The Chair of the Board of Directors will also Chair the Council of Governors and will serve as an important link between both bodies.
The Council of Governors will:
The Council of Governors is the body through which the membership maintains dialogue with the Board of Directors.
Legislation dictates the basic composition of the Council of Governors. It must include staff representatives, as well as representatives from the public, Local Authorities and partner organisations. It is a requirement that over half of the Council of Governors is comprised of public Governors.