Nominated governors

Our nominated governors are appointed representatives of our stakeholder organisations including local authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), King's College London University, and Guy's and St Thomas’ and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

Cllr Robert Evans - Bromley Council

Councillor Robert Evans

I have spent eight years as a Councillor in the London Borough of Bromley, including the last three years as Portfolio Holder for Care Services. In Council, I am also a member of the Health and Well Being Board, Adoption Panel, Standing Committee for Special Educational Needs, Children’s Board as well as Children and Adult Safeguarding Boards.

My career in education included deputy headships and a headship. I retired three years ago and am a governor of Ravenswood School and a board member of Ravenswood Learning Trust, a governor of Bromley Pupil Referral Unit, a Member of Court of the University of Kent and of St Olave’s & St Saviour’s schools and a member (non-voting) of Bromley CCG.

How to contact Cllr Robert Evans

Diane Summers - Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Diane Summers

I am a non-executive director of Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, where I chair the community services board committee, and serve on audit, finance, and workforce board committees.

I am a former managing editor of the Financial Times, where I worked for 19 years as a writer, editor and executive. My experience before joining the Financial Times spanned the voluntary and private sectors and included senior positions at the consumer organisation Which? and the homelessness charity, Shelter.

Since 2006, I have been a freelance writer, editor and consultant. I am a trustee of The Guinness Partnership, a major social housing provider, and an independent adviser to the BBC Trust.

I am a Lewisham resident and have lived in south-east London all my adult life.

How to contact Diane Summers

Phidelma Lisowska - Joint Staff Committee

Phidelma Lisowska

I have worked in the NHS including hospital and community dentistry as well as private practice. My employment at KCH has involved working as a Senior Clinician, Specialist and Honorary Teaching Posts.

My contributions include building up a dental service for adults and children with complex medical, social and psychological needs at KCH and the community setting, as a seamless service. I have an interest in solving complex problems, including access to services for vulnerable adults and children and multi-disciplinary team working.

My role as BDA Representative for the Joint Staff Committee has provided great insight into the ethos of KCH as well as the process and complexity of hospital governance. I enjoy working at KCH because there are opportunities for innovation to solve complex clinical issues and improve the quality of patient care. My family lived in Lambeth for ten years and our daughter was born at KCH.

How to contact Phidelma Lisowska

Chris Mottershead - King's College London

Chris Mottershead

I am Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) at King’s College London. I joined King’s College London in 2009 after retiring from BP, where I worked for 30 years, most recently as their Global Advisor on Energy Security and Climate Change.

Prior to this I was Technology Vice President for the Global Gas, Power and Renewables businesses, and was also the technical manager for its North Sea exploration and production activities.

I have an Applied Physics degree, an MSc in Cybernetics, am a Chartered Electrical engineer, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

As well as my College accountabilities, I am a non-Executive Director of the Carbon Trust, GMEC and Imanova, Governor of King’s College Hospital and a member of the Advisory Board of the National Center of Atmospheric Research in the US.

How to contact Chris Mottershead

Sue Gallagher - Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Sue Gallagher

I am the stakeholder governor for Lambeth CCG, with responsibility for Quality and Patient and Public Involvement. I am also a stakeholder governor of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. In 2007 I became a Non-Executive Director (NED) and later Joint Vice Chair of Lambeth Primary Care Trust (PCT) and I sat on the South East London NHS Cluster Board for Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham PCTs.

Since 2003 I have been an Executive Coach, Facilitator and Development Consultant working in a self-employed capacity, mainly in the public and third sectors and with a 4 year part time role in the Department of Health. I now work part-time and am involved in other pro bono activities including being a Trustee for Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and working with young teachers through Teach First. I started my working life in the voluntary sector and then spent 27 years in the NHS. I was Chief Executive of Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Health Authority for five years to 2003 and previously led South West London Mental Health Services and a group of acute hospitals. I have been involved as a leader and as an advisor at a local and national level in a range of health and social care services including serving on the first NICE Appraisal Committee and the High Security Psychiatric Commissioning Board.

I have lived in Herne Hill for 20 years with my husband and two children.

How to contact Sue Gallagher

Cllr Jim Dickson - Lambeth Council

Councillor Jim Dickson

Cllr Jim Dickson is Cabinet Member for Health and Well Being on Lambeth Council and Chair of Lambeth’s Shadow Health and Well Being Board, having previously been the Council's Cabinet Member for Finance and also its Leader. Jim began his career in the homelessness field and has worked as senior policy officer at the London Housing Unit advising public and private sector organisations on housing finance and regeneration issues.

He was a visiting lecturer in Housing and Politics at the University of Westminster and was a Director of Team Lambeth, the borough’s joint venture company achieving significantly improved public service contracts in Lambeth. He has represents Herne Hill Ward on Lambeth Council for 22 years.

How to contact Cllr Jim Dickson

Richard Gibbs - Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Richard Gibbs

I am vice chair of Southwark CCG and Lay Member on the CCG Governing Body with lead responsibility for governance and audit.

In the last 12 years I have also worked as a consultant for the Department of Health (DH) on strategies for improving the value of information analysis and IT in the NHS. Before that I was Chief Executive (CE) of Kingston and Richmond Health Authority for 12 years, implementing a major acute hospital reconfiguration and other service changes. I was the national spokesman for NHS CEs on information and IT policy. Previously I was Director of Statistics at DH.

I led the production of the first set of NHS Performance Indicators and published several articles on benchmarking NHS performance. I have a BA (first class) in Natural Sciences and a PhD in Business Studies. I and my wife have lived in Dulwich for 40 years. Our daughter was born at King’s.

How to contact Richard Gibbs