Board members

Board members

Sir David Henshaw, Interim Chair

Sir David Henshaw

Sir David Henshaw has been Chair of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2010. He subsequently become Interim Chair of Morecombe Bay Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, from 2012 – 2013 and from 2013 – 2014 was Interim Chair at Dorset University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to his time in the NHS, Sir David was Chief Executive Officer of Liverpool City Council from 1998 – 2005. In 2004, he was knighted for his services.

Professor Simon Mackenzie, Chief Executive

Dr Simon Mackenzie



Simon was made chief executive of the trust in May 2016, having previously served as medical director. Before joining St George's, he was medical director at University Hospitals Division NHS Lothian, which provides services from more than ten hospitals and other community settings, and also has close ties with the University of Edinburgh. As a teacher, Simon prioritises work on clinical leadership, improvement and information and data.

Simon has extensive experience in critical and intensive care, both as a practising consultant and as a clinical leader. He has driven quality and safety improvement programmes, as well as having sat on national bodies, including two years as president of the Scottish Intensive Care Society.

Executive Directors

Nigel Carr, Chief Financial Officer

Nigel Carr

Nigel Carr is chief financial officer at St George’s, having previously worked at the Trust in a consultancy role. Nigel has overall responsibility for managing the Trust’s finances, as well as financial planning for the future.



Suzanne Banks, Chief Nurse

Suzanne Banks

Suzanne is responsible for nursing and midwifery at the Trust. She is a registered nurse, registered sick children's nurse and health visitor and has an MBA from Keele University. She has held a variety of senior nursing positions within community, commissioning and acute trust settings. Outside of work Suzanne is a Visiting Fellow at Staffordshire University.

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.



Iain Lynam, Chief Restructuring Officer


Iain Lynam

Iain took up the role of chief restructuring officer at St George’s in May 2016, having previously held the position of chief financial officer at the trust. Iain has wide experience in both the private and public sector, including within the NHS. He has previously held turnaround director roles at Dorset Healthcare, NHS North West, as well as University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust. Iain has worked in the UK, the USA, Sweden, as well as France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, the Middle East and Japan. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a fellow of the Institute for Turnaround.

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.


Professor Andrew Rhodes, Medical Director


Dr Andy Rhodes

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.

Mark Gordon, Chief Operating Officer

Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon has been Chief Operating Officer (COO) at St George’s since August 2016. Mark started his career as a Royal Marine Commando Officer, before moving into operational management. He has held senior management positions at a number of large NHS Trusts, and also has experience of the private healthcare sector.


Paul Moore, Director of Quality Governance

Paul Moore

Paul is responsible for driving up quality, reviewing our risk and serious incident processes and ensuring processes are embedded to deliver ‘Board to ward’ accountability. He has worked for the NHS for over 26 years at a number of organisations across the UK, and has sat on a number of national committees and forums for patient safety. Paul graduated in nursing from the Victoria University of Manchester in 1997 and went on to specialise in emergency and trauma nursing. He completed further study in Boston (USA), Manchester Business School and Harvard Business School.


Karen Charman, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development

Karen Charman

Karen joined St George’s as Director of Workforce and Organisational Development in June 2016. She leads human resources at the trust with overall responsibility for developing our workforce, as well as staff engagement.

Karen started her career in international marketing before moving to the NHS as a nurse and then working in NHS human resources, organisational development and performance management. She has held a number of positions within the NHS, most recently at Imperial College Healthcare as Director of People and Organisational Development.


Non-Executive Directors

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.

Gillian Norton, Non-Executive Director

Gillian Norton

Gillian joined St George’s as a Non-Executive Director in June 2016. Gillian is currently Chief Executive of Richmond Council, a role she has 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 has 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 SW London.

Professor Sir Norman Williams, Non-Executive 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, Deputy Chair

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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.