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

Dr Sadru Kheraj - Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Dr Sadru Kheraj - Governor

I have worked as a GP in Lambeth since 1989 and have been a partner at the Herne Hill Group Practice since 1996.

In addition to my role as a GP, I have extensive experience in medical management, having held medical director roles in various NHS organisations since 1995. This has included health authorities, primary care trusts and strategic health authorities. I was a clinical advisor to the National Clinical Assessment Service and have been an appointed panellist to the General Medical Council.

I have extensive experience in assessing and investigating concerns about clinical practice, primarily around doctors but also with multidisciplinary teams.

I have been an undergraduate tutor for the King's College London medical school since 1991 and have been actively involved in undergraduate education. I am currently a clinical supervisor for Foundation Year 2 doctors.

How to contact Dr Sadru Kheraj

Cllr Jim Dickson - Lambeth Council

Councillor Jim Dickson

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

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

How to contact Cllr Jim Dickson

Dr Noel Baxter - Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Dr Noel Baxter

I am a GP and clinical commissioner for NHS Southwark CCG. My undergraduate training was at St George’s Hospital Medical School in Wandsworth, graduating in 1992. My early career was in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Sexual Health, with training and research posts at Imperial (St Mary’s) and further training in South London and Kent. I changed career path and became a GP in 2001, training at a Lambeth practice with subsequent posts in Lewisham and a 12-year partnership in Surrey Docks, North Southwark.

I have been a champion for respiratory services in Lambeth and Southwark since 2007. I co-lead NHS England’s London Respiratory Strategic Clinical Network, am the London Clinical Senate’s GP lead for the ‘Helping Smokers Quit’ project, and chair elect of the Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS-UK). Recently I was appointed to head the primary care workstream of the national COPD audit by the Royal College of Physicians and I currently sit on the NICE guideline development group for management of asthma.

How to contact Dr Noel Baxter

Cllr Kieron Williams - Southwark Council

Kieron Williams - Nominated Governor

I am an elected member of Southwark Council and Chair of Camberwell Community Council. As a local resident and Councillor I am passionate about enhancing the contribution King's makes to the surrounding community as well as the quality of care provided across our services.

In my working life I have spent over a decade leading the development of partnerships to improve health and wellbeing across the UK, working with local communities, councils, NHS trusts and wider agencies to reduce inequalities and invest in prevention. This has included roles as Head of Health and Wellbeing in both Lambeth and Sheffield, as National Implementation Advisor at the Early Intervention Foundation and my current role leading the Young Foundation’s major programmes to reduce inequality in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

I live in Camberwell and represent Camberwell Green Ward.

How to contact Cllr Kieron Williams