Board members

Board members

Gillian Norton, Chairman

Gillian started as Trust Chair in April 2017, having joined St George’s as a Non-Executive Director in June 2016. Until last year, Gillian was Chief Executive of Richmond Council, a role she held since 1999. Gillian started her career as a graduate trainee at the Greater London Council moving to Woking Borough Council as a Chief Officer and then in 1994 to Wokingham Borough Council as Chief Executive, taking it from a district to unitary authority. In addition to her Richmond responsibilities, she led the self-improvement agenda on behalf of the Chief Executives of all 33 London Boroughs for a number of years as well as being lead Chief Executive for health issues on the South London Partnership, an organisation of the local authorities of South West London. Gillian was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List on 17 June 2017.


Jacqueline Totterdell, Chief Executive

Jacqueline Totterdell



Jacqueline Totterdell joined St George’s as Chief Executive in May 2017. Jacqueline is an experienced NHS leader, having previously been Chief Executive of West Middlesex University NHS Trust, where she helped steer the organisation through its merger with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. She has also been Chief Executive of Southend University Hospital NHS Trust, where she spent five years. She has also been Chief Operating Officer at Barts Health and The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust.

Non-Executive Directors

Ann Beasley, Non-Executive Director (Deputy Chair)

Ann Beasley

Ann Beasley joined St George’s as a Non-Executive Director in October 2016. She has a background in finance, her most recent role being Director General for the Finance, Assurance and Commercial Group at the Ministry of Justice. Ann has also been Chair of Trustees for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Stephen Collier, Non-Executive Director

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Stephen has worked extensively in the private health sector, including a period as Chair of the NHS Partners Network – the trade association for private providers to the NHS. He is also a Trustee of ReSurge Africa, a Scottish medical charity working in Ghana and Sierra Leone. Stephen took up the role of Non-Executive Director in October 2016.

Jenny Higham, Non-Executive Director

Jenny Higham is the newly appointed Principal at St. George's, University of London. She previously had senior roles at Imperial College and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore. In addition to managerial roles, she continues clinical practice. She has been named "Mentor of the Year" at the Women of the Future Awards, been awarded a President and Rector's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Excellence and the Imperial College Medal for outstanding leadership.

Professor Sir Norman Williams, Non-Executive Director (Senior Independent Director)

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Professor Norman Williams is a leading honorary consultant at Barts Health NHS Trust. He trained in London, Bristol, Leeds and Los Angeles. His main clinical interests are sphincter preservation and reconstructive colorectal surgery, and his scientific interests are concentrated on GI motility and anorectal physiology. As Professor of Surgery and Director of Innovation, he was instrumental in the running of a number of pilots that brought together medical technology companies and the NHS to develop new products and ways to deliver surgical care. One of the most exciting projects he presided over was looking at how to prevent patients needing a permanent colostomy. Professor Sir Norman Williams was President of the Royal College of Surgeons between July 2011 and July 2014. He is also Professor of Surgery and Director of Innovation at Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, Director of the National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation and Co-Clinical Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Enteric Bowel Function Healthcare Technology Cooperative.

Sarah Wilton, Non-Executive Director

Sarah Wilton

Sarah qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has held several senior executive positions at Lloyd’s of London, delivering major change programmes including restructuring, outsourcing, efficiency and effectiveness reviews.

Before joining St George’s, Sarah was a non-executive director at NHS Wandsworth where she was chair of the resources committee and a member of the audit committee and children’s trust. Sarah also oversaw the integration of Community Services Wandsworth with St George’s as co-chair of the joint NHS Wandsworth and St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust integration programme Board.

Sarah has held non-executive director appointments at two Lloyd’s agencies, Capita Managing Agency since 2004 and Hampden Agencies Limited since 2008, chairing the audit and risk committees. She is a Magistrate at Wimbledon Magistrates Court and a Trustee of the Paul D’Auria Cancer Support Centre.

Executive Directors

Andrew Grimshaw, Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Grimshaw

Andrew Grimshaw joined St George's as our Chief Financial Officer in June 2017. Andrew was previously Director of Finance at London Ambulance Service, and was also Acting Chief Executive at LAS between January and June 2017. Prior to joining LAS, Andrew worked at a number of teaching, specialist and district general hospitals, having joined the NHS as a trainee accountant in 1989.

Professor Andrew Rhodes, Medical Director

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Andrew Rhodes is Medical Director, and a Consultant and Professor in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia. He has research interests in the fields of surgery, sepsis, haemodynamics and outcomes related to Peri-operative and Intensive Care Medicine. He is widely published in these areas and is regularly invited to lecture on these subjects all around the World.

Andrew trained in Medicine at the St George’s, University of London qualifying in 1990. He underwent specialist training in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine and became a consultant at St George’s in 1999. Before becoming Medical Director, he was Chair of the Children's, Women's, Diagnostics, Therapies and Critical Care Division of St George’s. He is also a Professor in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at St George’s University of London.

Andrew has held leadership roles at both a national and an international level. He is a Council member of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM), a past president of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) and is the current co-chair of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign.

Avey Bhatia, Chief Nurse and Director of Infection Prevention and Control

Avey Bhatia

Avey joined St George's as our Chief Nurse in February 2017. Avey was previously Chief Nurse at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, before which she was Deputy Chief Nurse at South London Healthcare NHS Trust from 2010-2013. Avey is also our Director of Infection Prevention and Control.

Harbhajan Singh Brar, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development

Harbhajan Singh Brar

Harbhajan Singh Brar took over as Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development at St George’s in May 2017. He joined St George’s from Sodexo UK, where he was Director of Human Resources since 2011.Harbhajan has more than 30 years’ experience in human resources, including director roles at a number of healthcare organisations including the Department of Health, Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Hospitals Trust. He has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (FCIPD) for more than 20 years, and has held several non-executive appointments including at NHS Employers. In 2016, Harbhajan was listed in the Top 100 Black Asian Minority Ethnic executives across the USA, Ireland and the UK, published in the Financial Times.

Ellis Pullinger, Chief Operating Officer

Ellis started as our Chief Operating Officer in June 2017.

He joined St George’s from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust where he was Assistant Chief Executive. Prior to this he was Divisional Director of Operations for the Trust’s Division of Investigative Sciences and Clinical Support.

Before Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Ellis worked at St George’s for four years as General Manager for Cancer, General Surgery and Urology, and also at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust as General Manager for Medicine.

Ellis runs day-to-day operations, manages capacity and demand, and ensures we continue to provide quality services for patients.


James Friend, Director of Delivery, Efficiency and Transformation

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James Friend joined as our Director of Delivery, Efficiency and Transformation in April 2017. James joined St George’s from the Department of Health, where he was an advisor to the Secretary of State for Health. James is an experienced NHS and commercial director, having held roles in NHS commissioning, as well as at West Middlesex University NHS Trust, and Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust.


Richard Hancock, Director of Estates and Facilities

Richard Hancock

Richard leads the trust’s estate, facilities, capital projects, health & safety and medical physics teams.  He is an NHS Improvement accredited director, and has previously completed the successful build, equipping and integration of hospitals within the NHS.  He has held leadership and change roles within HMRC, the Home Office, the BBC and Further Education. He has also held senior roles within the private sector, notably at Lloyds Banking Group and BT.



Larry Murphy, Chief Information Officer

Larry Murphy

Larry joined St George’s in May 2016, and is responsible for the trust’s IT infrastructure and strategy. Larry has worked in both the NHS and private sectors, including at BT, British Airways and Thomas Cook. He joins St George’s from Solent NHS Trust, where he also served as chief information officer.


Diana Lacey, Programme Director for the Elective Care (Data Quality) Recovery Programme

Diana Lacey

Diana joined the Trust in December 2016, and is focused on helping us resolve our data quality problems, and making sure our waiting lists are effectively managed. Diana is a nurse by background, specialising in emergency care, after which she moved into senior management roles. She joins St George’s on secondment from south east London commissioning support unit, having previously held senior operational roles in the acute sector, including at Barts Health, where she led the Clinical and Academic Group for surgery across six hospitals. She was also previously head of performance improvement for London, and worked at the Department of Health in a number of strategic roles.