Six staff governors are elected from a variety of roles to represent the interests of over 7,000 staff across the Trust.
Brady Pohle - Administration and Management
Prior to qualification as an Australian Solicitor, I had completed part of my training as Associate to the Chief Justice of Queensland. I then practised within the Insurance Department of Australian firm, Minter Ellison, for 3 years following which time I relocated to London to join Herbert Smith’s Insurance Litigation Department. I moved to the Legal Services team at King’s in 2004, where I now hold the position of Senior Trust Solicitor.
I have co-authored (with Cherie Booth QC) the “Public Authorities” chapter of a legal text since 2001; I am Vice-Chair of the Guy’s Hospital Research Ethics Committee and Honorary Treasurer of the Patient Safety Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.
I am proud to have been elected Governor by the Trust’s Administrative and Management staff. In this role I will be Chairing the Membership and Public Engagement Committee and sitting on the Nominations and Strategy Committees.Contact Brady Pohle
Phyllis Barnett - Allied Health Professionals
I put myself forward to become a staff governor because I have a vested interest! Kings is my local hospital, Southwark has been home for twenty plus years and Kings is my workplace.
I passionately believe that every individual should receive the best quality of care regardless of background or belief. As Chaplain I have the daily privilege of meeting patients, carers and staff and my aim is to bring their experiences and aspirations to the meeting.
Kings strives to be a place of excellence; my hope is that this will be reflected in our patient care as well as in our workplace.Contact Phyllis Barnett
Dr Rachel Burman - Medical and Dentistry
A consultant in palliative care for 13 years, I previously worked in the
community and hospices. I have clinical and strategic expertise in
carer involvement, facilitating choice and effective discharge across care settings, from both community PCT and acute hospital perspective.
Active in End of life teaching and research to ensure quality care irrespective of diagnosis, ethnicity or cultural background An MA in medical law and ethics has led to national experience of chairing ethics committees, training RECs and Working Parties for GMC, Royal College of Physicians. I have particular skills and interest in equitable and ethical clinical decision making.Contact Dr Rachel Burman
Carolyn Campbell-Cole - Nurses and Midwives
I have worked at King’s College Hospital NHS for the past nine years, initially as a junior ward sister, bed manager and currently as a specialist nurse in cardiology. I have set up the current nurse led arrhythmia service. This experience allowed me to gain knowledge of organisational innovation and changes. My varied experience with patient care and services along with an understanding of patients, colleagues, allied professionals and the wider community promotes a satisfactory level of service at all times. These attributes will help deliver and continue to shape the organisation to achieve a status that will be envied.Contact Carolyn Campbell-Cole
Nicky Hayes - Nurses and Midwives
Staff Governors bring a unique perspective to the Board of Governors
and have an important role in supporting, informing and influencing at
a number of levels. As a Consultant Nurse with 10 years’ experience at
King’s I can bring a strong clinical perspective and the know-how accrued from working with staff and patients for so long. I’m proud to be one of the staff and I’m also aware of the constraints our organisation is experiencing at the moment. As a Staff Governor I will continue to do my very best to support and help through such a challenging period.
Ahmad Toumadj - Support Staff
I joined King’s in September 1997 and have been the Director of Capital, Estates and Facilities up until my retirement from the NHS in April 2011. During my fourteen years at King’s I oversaw the development of the Golden Jubilee Wing and of the transformation of King’s, ensuring that the Estates and Facilities of the hospital were fit for patients and staff. I continue to have close ties with King’s, and am currently the Commercial Director at KCH Management Ltd.
I am delighted to have been elected as a Staff Governor and look forward to representing all contracted staff at King’s. I am privileged to be part of this great family and institution and am looking forward to adding value to the organisation and ensuring its values and ethos are maintained and improved.Contact Ahmad Toumadj