Public - elected by Members of the Trust who
reside in a constituency (Swindon, Northern Wiltshire, Central
Wiltshire, Southern Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and West Berkshire
or Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset)
Appointed - appointed by other organisations
(stakeholders) who have an interest in the work of the Trust.
Staff - members of Trust staff, elected by
members of Trust staff
Although these Governors are appointed in different ways, all
Governors have an equal seat at the Council of Governors.
The Council of Governors meets quarterly and is responsible for
representing the interests of NHS Foundation Trust members and
partner organisations to the Trust Board of Directors. The Council
is responsible for holding the Board of Directors to account for
the Trust's performance.
Click here to
see the minutes of the council of governors meetings and the
calendar of forthcoming meetings.
There are four working groups made up of different
Patient Experience Working Group - meets to
consider issues affecting patient safety and quality
Finance Working Group - meets to consider
the Trust's budgetary position
Nomination and Remuneration Working Group - meets
to consider the appointment of non-executive directors etc
Membership Working Group - meets to consider
membership engagement projects and strategies
Governors represent the views of Trust Members and so raise
questions with or bring issues to the Board of Directors for
response or comment on behalf of Members.
You can get in touch with any of our Governors by contacting the
Membership Officer either by email: email@example.com or
telephone 01793 604185, where your queries or comments will then be
forwarded to the relevant Governor.
Get some insight into the lives of our governors and share your
views and comments with them.
You must be a Member of the Trust in order to stand for election
as Governor. For details about membership please click here.
You must be 18 or over.
You must stand for election in the constituency in which you
reside. You can learn more about standing to be a governor by
You can find out who your Governor representatives are by
looking below and finding the area you live in. For example, if you
live in Swindon, you will be represented by our Swindon
Governors. If you live in Calne, you will be represented by
our Wiltshire Governors. If you are a staff member or a
volunteer, then you should contact one of our staff
representatives. If you are at all unsure about which
Governor represents you, please contact the Membership
Officer by email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, who will confirm which
constituency you are in and therefore who your Governor is.
Vicki Barnett, Staff Governor
Vicki Barnett has been nursing for 26 years, and has worked in
various roles over the years - Auxiliary, SEN and RGN, and is now
the Sister in the Discharge Unit at GWH. Vicki has worked for 3
different Trusts, the Private Sector and Prison Service during her
career, joining what is now The Great Western Hospitals NHS
Foundation Trust in 2000, whilst still at PMH. Vicki feels Nursing
and Auxiliary staff should be represented in this ever changing
climate, to ensure they continue to be able to provide the high
standards of care we achieve as a Trust.
Lisa Campisano, Staff Governor
Lisa has spent the whole of her working life, some 35 years,
working in Finance within the Swindon Hospitals. Lisa was born in
Filadelfia Italy and the youngest of five and now lives in
Wroughton. Lisa enjoys reading / theatre, travelling and meals out
Peter Hanson, Staff Governor
Peter trained at Cambridge and Westminster universities and
qualified in 1982. Peter received a doctorate from Cambridge
in 1992 in infection control and AIDS and became a fellow of the
Royal College of Physicians in 1995. Peter was appointed as a
consultant at the Princess Margaret's Hospital in 1993 and has
since chaired the research and ethics committees and headed up a
major research and development department. Peter plays a
major role in undergraduate education as an Associate Academy
Dean. Peter is married to a local GP with two children and
sees health service issues from a community and primary care
perspective as well as a hospital perspective.
Harry Dale, Public Governor - Swindon
Constituency Re-elected 4-Nov-10
Harry Dale has worked in a number of jobs over the years,
starting in Nursing in the RAF specialising in Aviation Medicine
and Recompression Chambers. On leaving the forces Harry
changed direction completely and went into Commerce as a Supply
Manager and Retail Buyer being involved with several major High
Street retailers over the years. Harry is also a
husband and father of two boys so over the years family have been a
huge part of his life - Harry believes that trying to find that
balance between work and home has been a major challenge and as
time has passed the adage "work to live don't live to work" has
featured more in his life.
Kevin Parry, Public Governor - Swindon
Constituency Elected 10-Nov-11
Kevin Parry has lived in Swindon most of his life and is married
with two children. Kevin has worked for Honda Of The UK
Manufacturing for the last seventeen years and is a Swindon
Borough Councillor. He has also been a School Governor
for five years and is currently serving on two governing bodies -
Covingham Park and Nythe Primary Schools. In
his spare time he enjoys spending time with his
family, reading and going on holidays.
Phil Prentice, Public Governor - Swindon
Constituency Re-elected 14-Nov-12
Phil Prentice started his nurse training in 1953, after
qualifying he was called up for National Service (after having a
deferment to complete his SRN training). Phil ended up
completing 22 years service in the RAF, serving at hospitals in the
UK, Aden, Germany & Salalah. On leaving the RAF Phil
worked at the PMH as Allocation Officer and later with UWE &
Bath when they joined together to provide University courses.
Phil's main interest is his family, married for 55 years with two
children and five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Phil also spends a lot of time involved with the County Scout
movement. He is involved with various local voluntary groups
in Wroughton and is very interested in sport, particularly cricket
and spends a lot of time green bowling.
Rosemarie Phillips, Public Governor - Swindon
Constituency Elected 14-Nov-12
Rosemarie has many years of experience of campaigning on behalf
of people with sensory impairments, and works as a key campaigner
for the RNIB. She is used to acting as a patient advocate and
believes that patients trust her to convey their views to managers
making decisions, and herself has experience of using the Trust's
services in several departments. Rosemarie is involved Swindon
Borough Council's Equality Advice Forum and in the Hearing and
Vision group at GWH.
Ros Thomson, Public Governor - Swindon
Constituency Re-elected 10-Nov-11
Ros was a senior nurse for many years working in the NHS and
Private Sectors. During this time she acquired a range of
management and teaching qualifications.
Mike Halliwell, Public Governor - Northern
Wiltshire Constituency Elected 12-Oct-12
After training and qualifying as an electronics engineer Mike
became involved in the design and procurement on a wide range of
projects. He later moved into computing and applying modern
technology within the Water Industry. Before retiring in 2006 he
ended up in the Environment Agency working on computing and
communications across the country. For two years he was Chairman of
the Telecommunications Association of the UK Water Industry. Mike
has been very active with his two professional bodies throughout
his working life acting as membership assessor, programme
secretary, and publicity manager. He is married with two
children and three young grandsons.
VACANCY - NORTHERN WILTSHIRE CONSTITUENCY
If you are interested in becoming a governor please see the How to
become a Governor page
Janet Jarmin, Public Governor - Central Wiltshire
Constituency Re-elected 12-Oct-12
After 12 years working in the Inland Revenue and then for a firm
of chartered accountants Janet took some time out to bring up 2
small boys. Janet started nurse training at Royal United
Hospital in Bath and took a post graduate course in nursing the
elderly, after which she worked in the community on a 3 year
feasibility study assessing the over 75 year olds. This was
followed by work with a GPs' surgery as a practice nurse
specializing in the elderly. Janet's various voluntary roles
include being a trustee of Alzheimer's Support for 13 years, an
elected member of Bath & District Community Health Council,
member of Wiltshire Patient Participation Involvement Forum and is
an elected core member of Wiltshire Involvement Forum for
which she sits on the Wiltshire & Bath Maternity Strategy
Liaison Committee and Wiltshire NHS Breast Screening Steering
Margaret White Public Governor - Central Wiltshire
Constituency Re-elected 12-Oct-12
After staying home for 16 years bringing up her family of 2
girls and 2 boys, Margaret went to work at her local Hospital,
firstly as a Nursing Auxiliary then as Office Manager for 24
years. Upon retirement she became a Town Councillor and 4
years later was elected Mayor for 2 years. Margaret was a County
Councillor for 4 years. She now works one day a week for Age
UK as a volunteer in the Information and Advice section and is the
Chair of Trustees for a Day Centre for the elderly. Margaret
has 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
VACANCY - SOUTHERN WILTSHIRE CONSTITUENCY
If you are interested in becoming a governor please see the How
to become a Governor page
Srini Madhavan, Public Governor - West Berkshire and
Oxfordshire Constituency Re-elected
Srini has a background in business and has worked
internationally, dealing with technical products for diverse
applications including medical applications. Srini has a good
understanding of customer focussed, large complex organisations,
financial matters and strategy. His wife has worked at the Trust
for several years and he is a user of the Hospital services.
VACANCY - GLOUCESTERSHIRE AND BATH AND NORTH EAST
Clive Bassett, Appointed Governor - Prospect
House Appointed 23-Nov-11
Clive trained as a Chartered Accountant and is
the Finance Director and Company Secretary for Beard, the regional
construction Company. Prior to this Clive worked in a variety of
senior roles including roles for a FTSE 10 company and KPMG.
Clive is Swindon born and bred and has two grown up children.
In his spare time Clive enjoys sport, photography and motor
Jon Elliman, Appointed Governor - The
Academy Appointed 23-Nov-11
Jon is the Associate Postgraduate Dean GP Education (Swindon).
He has responsibility for overseeing the Swindon/Cirencester GP
vocational training scheme, and the training practices within that
patch. He was the programme organizer for the scheme for several
years and saw many exciting changes over that time. He is a partner
and trainer in a Swindon practice, and did his vocational training
many years ago on this scheme. He feels fortunate to work with such
a great group of colleagues, and enjoys meeting all the GPSTs from
whom he learns much. He also looks after Swindon Town football
Jemima Milton, Appointed Governor - Wiltshire
Council Appointed 23-Nov-11
Jemima is the appointed Governor from Wiltshire Council, where
she holds the portfolio for Adult care and housing.
Brian Mattock, Appointed Governor - Swindon Borough
Council Appointed 23-Nov-11
Brian is the appointed Governor from Swindon Borough Council
where he is the Cabinet member for Adult Health and Social