Staff governors

Our staff governors are elected from a variety of roles to represent the interests of all our staff across all our sites.

Kevin Labode - Administration and Clerical and Management

Kevin Labode - Staff Governor

Biography to follow.

How to contact Kevin Labode

Claire Saha - AHPs, Scientific and Technical

Claire Saha - Staff Governor

I am Deputy Head of Orthoptics, Optometry and Imaging, and the Lead Clinical Tutor for undergraduate orthoptists at King’s, where I have worked for 15 years. I represent orthoptists as a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Quality and Safety Group, and I am a partner for the Health and Care Professions Council.

As a staff governor I aim to ensure that our clinical knowledge and experience is used to influence decisions that support the provision of gold standard care.

How to contact Claire Saha

Dr Ashish Desai - Medical and Dental

Dr Ashish Desai - Staff Governor

I am a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon with a special interest in keyhole surgeries and obesity. I have held several other positions, including Deputy Clinical Director in Child Health. I have also helped set up paediatric surgical pathways linking Princess Royal University Hospital and King’s College Hospital. In each of my roles, communication plays a strong part. I liaise with all key stakeholders, including public health consultants and NHS commissioners, to strengthen services and improve patient experience.

King’s has a diverse workforce. I have worked with chaplaincy colleagues to help ensure multi-faith culture is supported at King’s.

The NHS is facing challenging times and the staff governor’s role is crucial. I will work for the best interests of patients, staff and the local community and support the executive team to ensure King’s remains the great institute it is.

How to contact Dr Ashish Desai

Carole Olding - Nurses and Midwives

Carole Olding - Staff Governor

Biography to follow

How to contact Carole Olding

Heather Weir - Nurses and Midwives

Heather Weir -  Staff Governor

I completed my RGN training at King’s in 1985 and worked in adult care for several years before specialising in neonatal nursing. I worked for some years as a ward sister and am currently a Practice Development Nurse (PDN) on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I have also worked as a health visitor in Southwark and Lewisham, and as a researcher on health-related projects at King’s College London.

As a PDN I am at the forefront of training and supporting students and qualified staff, ensuring the Unit offers high quality care to babies and families from our local community along with those from further afield.

I hope that as a governor I will be able to highlight issues that impact on and are important to our patients and our staff.

How to contact Heather Weir