The Mayday Healthcare Trust Board has a number of key responsibilities, including setting our strategic direction, monitoring and controlling our performance and ensuring effective operation of the NHS Trust’s services.
The Board is chaired by the Trust Chairman, and comprises the Chief Executive and a group of Directors some of whom are Executive and some Non-Executive.
Trust Chairman - Brian Phillpott
Brian was appointed chair of Mayday on
Chief Executive - Nick Hulme
Nick has worked in health and social care throughout his career. After a variety of posts including working in psychiatry and social services, he spent 10 years working in sexual health as a health advisor, and then moved into management in the early '90s. He was previously Chief Operating Officer at Buckinghamshire Hospitals and Director of Operations at both Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals and North West London Hospitals.
Director of Operations - Tony Leonard (acting)
Tony Leonard is the Trust's substantive Director of Finance and is currently covering the Director of Operations role while the Trust recruits to this vacancy.
Tony joined the Trust in September 2006 on an interim basis, and was appointed substantively in November 2006.
Tony is experienced in financial turnaround and NHS management having joined the NHS as a finance trainee in 1979 and has been working in Trusts in south
Director of Nursing – Denise Chaffer
Denise is a Registered Nurse, Midwife and qualified health care lecturer. She has Board responsibility for standards of quality and patient care, clinical governance and the health care associated infections.
Her qualifications include BA (Hons), MA, RGN, RM, Dip N (
Denise qualified as a registered nurse in 1981, and then as a midwife in 1987. She has held various clinical roles, including surgical, gynaecological, midwifery and community nursing. She has worked as a lecturer/ practitioner within higher education, held the role of National Education advisor for the Royal College of Nursing, was Director of Nursing Education and Deputy Director of Nursing at
Director of Finance and Information -Chrisha Algaratnam (acting)
Director of Strategy - Sally Smith
Sally has been the Director of Strategy & Service Improvement since March 2008. She entered the NHS in 1979 and an early career in nursing & midwifery led to a variety of senior management appointments, mainly in the South East area. These included Senior General Manager, Deputy Director of Service Delivery and Interim Director of Service Development.
Gaining a Masters degree in Health Service Management in 1999, she has since taught a number managerial & quality modules, in Sussex.
Medical Director - Gavin Marsh
Gavin is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Mayday and has Board responsibility for medical issues, strategy and clinical governance.
He also has an honorary contract with St.George’s Hospital as a spinal surgeon. He has been Chairman of Surgical Division, Clinical Lead for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and chaired the Junior doctors' new deal implementation group.
Qualifications include MB BS (
Director of Facilities and Estates - Mike Ralph
Formerly Director of Estates and Facilities at
He leads the work to maintain and improve our physical assets. He is executive lead for Fire, Health and Safety, and Security.
Director of Human Resources & Organisation Development - Annette Gately
Annette joined Mayday in August 2007 from
Annette has an MSc in Human Resource Leadership and Chartered FCIPD status. She has also completed the NHS National Leadership Through Effective Human Resource Management programme.
Independent Non- Executive Directors:
David became a Non-Executive Director in November 2000 after two years as an Associate Director of the Trust. David retired as Chairman and Managing Director of Philips in the
In addition to his work at Mayday, David is chairman of the Philips UK Pension Fund, is a member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and is a Trustee of Sight Savers International and chairman of their Audit Committee.
David was awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list in January 2004 for services to the electronics industry. He has a B.Sc. in Physics from
He is married with two children and two grandchildren - one of whom was born at Mayday.
Nero is the Director of Croydon BME Forum, the umbrella organisation for Croydon’s Black and Minority Ethnic Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations; playing a coordinating role in the involvement of BME communities in decision-making and working for the long term sustainability of member organisations. He is also a Senior Partner with Olde Oak – Consultancy for Management.
Nero is also Chair of the South London BME Partnership and Chair of MiNet ChangeUp BME VCS Infrastructure Modernisation Project. He is also a board member at Thames Housing Association, a board member of Croydon Business Venture, a member of the Windsor Leadership Trust and fellow of the Millennium Commission. He is also the Chair of the Croydon Strategic Partnership’s Chief Executives Group and a member of the Stronger Communities Partnership in Croydon. He was recently appointed as a Trustee for the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA).
Karen, who lives in Croydon, joined the Trust as a Non-Executive Director on the
Karen has extensive knowledge and expertise in marketing, sales and business development. She has experience of helping disadvantaged groups and working with support services, focussing on collaborative working in the community and raising World Class Commissioning standards