We are pleased to welcome four new public governors who have been elected to the Trust’s Council of Governors following the recent elections.

Governors have an important role in making foundation trusts better for patients and staff. They hold non-executive directors to account for the performance of the Board, and represent the interests of Trust members, the public and staff by asking questions on their behalf.

Joining the council are: Khaled Simmons (Merton), Stephen Sambrook (Rest of England), Nigel Brindley and Simon Price (Wandsworth). Their appointments start immediately.

The full election results are available here – but special congratulations to governors Jenni Doman and Noyola McNicolls-Washington, who have been re-elected as staff governors. Kathryn Harrison has also been re-elected as our lead governor.

Kathryn Harrison said: “Thank you to everyone who voted in the governor elections. I am delighted so see that some of our previous governors have been re-elected and look forward to working with those who are new to the role. We are here to represent the membership of St George’s so do please feel free to contact any of us via the Membership Office or in person the regular “Meet a Governor” stands that we hold in the Grosvenor Wing foyer at St George’s Hospital.”

Sir David Henshaw, Chair of St George’s, said: “Thank you to everybody who put themselves forward in the governor elections. It’s great to see the commitment of our local community and our staff who want to help us improve services for patients. All of our governors bring something different to the role, and add real value to the work we do. I look forward to working with the newly appointed and re-elected representatives.”

St George’s 22,000-strong membership was balloted during January. The elections were independently run in accordance with Electoral Reform Services (ERS) regulations.

If you would like to contact a governor, email membership@stgeorges.nhs.uk