Lists of Governors

There are three types of governor:

  • Public Governors

    Elected by Members of the Trust who reside in these constituencies:
    • Swindon
    • Northern Wiltshire
    • Central Wiltshire
    • Southern Wiltshire
    • Oxfordshire
    • West Berkshire
    • Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset
  • Appointed Governors

    Appointed by other organisations (stakeholders) who have an interest in the work of the Trust.
  • Staff Governors

    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.

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.

What do the Governors do?

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.

Working groups

There are four working groups made up of different governors:

Finance & Staffing Working Group

This meets to consider the Trust's budgetary position.

Membership & Governor Training Working Group

This meets to consider membership engagement projects, strategies and governor's skills and training.

Nomination and Remuneration Working Group

This meets to consider the appointment of non-executive directors.

Patient Quality & Operational Performance Working Group

This meets to consider issues affecting patient safety and quality.

How to contact your Governors

You can get in touch with any of our Governors by contacting the Membership Officer (please see below), where your queries or comments will then be forwarded to the relevant Governor.

How to become a Public Governor

You must be a Member of the Trust and 18 years or over in order to stand for election as a Governor. For details about membership please click here.

You must stand for election in the constituency in which you reside. You can learn more about standing to be a governor by clicking here.

Your Governors

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 (please see below); they will be able to confirm which constituency you are in, and therefore who your Governor is.


Membership Officer
Tel: 01793 604185

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