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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the Trust.

It is made up of:

  • Executive directors who are members of staff with overall responsibility for a specific part of our work.
  • Non-executive directors who bring their external experience and an independent eye to decision-making and management.

The Board is fully committed to providing the highest standards of care and experience for King’s patients and staff. It closely monitors the Trust’s performance to ensure that internal and external objectives and targets are met. The Board benefits from the wide range of skills and experience of its Executive and Non-executive members, gained from NHS organisations, other public bodies, and private sector organisations.

Find out about our Director’s Register of Interests.

Board meetings

The Board of Directors meets regularly throughout the year. You are welcome to attend these meetings, which are open to the public.

Our Board Papers page includes agendas and papers for our Board meetings.

Next meeting

Thursday 9 May 2024, 11.30am to 2.30pm
Dulwich Room, Hambleden Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 9RS

Future meetings

  • Thursday 11 July 2024, 11.30am to 2.30pm
  • Thursday 3 October 2024, 11.30am to 2.30pm
  • Thursday 5 December 2024, 11.30am to 2.30pm

Board sub-committees

There are six sub-committees of the Board of Directors. Their role is to take responsibility for a particular area, address any problems, and report back to the Board to assure them that steps are being taken to maintain the highest standards.

Audit Committee

Responsible for monitoring aspects of financial reporting, internal and external audits, and the management of risk.

Finance and Commercial Committee

Responsible for reviewing and monitoring the Trust’s financial performance against core targets and indicators, and ensuring the Trust remains compliant with Monitor’s financial and governance risk ratings. Also responsible for oversight and scrutiny of all the Trust’s commercial activities.

Major Projects Committee

Responsible for providing assurance to the Board that large scale programmes and projects are being delivered on time and within budget. This includes the Trust’s capital projects as well as large scale operational transformation programmes.

Strategy, Research and Partnerships Committee

This committee supervises the development and discharge of strategic partnerships and relationships. It ensures that their development, management, and implementation matches the Trust’s expectations. The committee oversees the ongoing development and approval of the Trust’s strategy and priorities for all aspects of the Trust’s activity. This includes clinical, people, estates, and commercial ventures, following consultation stakeholders as appropriate.

The committee considers aspects of the Trust’s engagement in external partnerships and relationships, particularly King’s Health Partners, the South East London sustainability and transformation partnership, integrated care systems, and clinical commissioning groups.

Remuneration and Appointments Committee

On behalf of the Board of Directors, this committee agrees executive directors’ and very senior manager remuneration and terms of service.

Quality, People and Performance Committee

Responsible for providing assurance to the Board on all aspects of quality and operational performance, with a particular focus on patient safety, patient experience, and outcomes. The committee oversees the Trust’s performance against constitutional targets and the NHS single oversight framework.

It supports key aspects of the Trust’s workforce agenda including learning and development, workforce information, planning, resourcing and deployment, staff engagement, reward, recognition, and health and wellbeing.