Board and Management Executive

The Royal Marsden is managed by the Board of Directors made up of a chairman, chief executive, four other executive directors and six non-executive directors.

The Board is satisfied that its current composition and balance between skills, knowledge and experience is complete and appropriate to the requirements of the Trust.

The day-to-day running of the hospital is carried out by the Management Executive made up of the chief executive, four executive directors and the other members listed below.

Chairman

Mr R Ian Molson

Ian Molson, Chairman

  • Chairman
  • Member of Quality, Assurance and Risk Committee
  • Member of Remuneration and Terms of Service Committee
  • Member of Investment Committee
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of The Institute of Cancer Research (alternate)

Ian Molson became chairman in 2010. Ian also serves as chairman or director on the boards of a number of companies operating in the financial, industrial, healthcare and energy sectors. Ian is also Chairman of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Executive directors

Cally Palmer CBE

Cally Palmer CBE, Chief Executive

  • Chief Executive
  • Member of Quality, Assurance and Risk Committee
  • Member of the Investment Committee
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of The Institute of Cancer Research

Cally Palmer became Chief Executive of The Royal Marsden and a Trustee of the ICR in 1998. Cally was awarded a CBE in 2006 for her contribution to the NHS.

Dr Shelley Dolan

Dr Shelly Dolan, Chief Nurse

  • Chief Nurse
  • Member of Audit and Finance Committee
  • Member of Quality, Assurance and Risk Committee

Shelley Dolan became Chief Nurse in 2007 following her position as the first UK Nurse Consultant in Cancer and Critical Care. Shelley has over 20 years' clinical experience working in intensive care.

Alan Goldsman

Alan Goldsman, Director of Finance

  • Director of Finance
  • Member of Audit and Finance Committee
  • Member of Investment Committee
  • Member of Quality, Assurance and Risk Committee

Alan Goldsman was appointed in 2002 from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust where he was Deputy Director of Finance. Alan has experience in the health, construction and commercial banking sectors.

Professor Martin Gore

Professor Martin Gore, Medical Director

  • Medical Director
  • Member of Quality, Assurance and Risk Committee

Having trained at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Martin Gore joined The Royal Marsden in 1984. He is co-Patron of the Rarer Cancers Foundation and a Medical Advisor to the Kidney Cancer Association in the US.

Dr Liz Bishop

Dr Liz Bishop, Chief Operating Officer

  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Member of Equality and Diversity Committee
  • Member of Quality, Assurance and Risk Committee

Liz Bishop joined The Royal Marsden in January 2010 as Divisional Nurse Director. Before taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer she also spent a period of time as Divisional Director for Cancer Services and as interim Chief Nurse. Liz completed her BSc in Nursing in Scotland in 1986, and her MSc and Doctorate at Surrey University in 2004 and 2009. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings – from surgery to haemato-oncology – in several acute trusts in London, including six years in The Royal Marsden's Bud Flanagan Unit. Prior to rejoining The Royal Marsden she was at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust for five years as a Nurse Consultant, Head of Nursing and then General Manager for Oncology.

Non-executive directors

Dame Nancy Hallett

Dame Nancy Hallett, Non-executive director

  • Member of Audit and Finance Committee
  • Chair of Quality, Assurance and Risk Committee
  • Senior Independent Director

Dame Nancy Hallett joined the Royal Marsden as a Non-Executive Director on 1 April 2013. She was Chief Executive of Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust until December 2012 and, prior to this, the Executive Director of Service Development and Executive Director of Nursing and Patient Services. Nancy undertook her Masters in Health Management at the City University in 1998. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2004 and Dame Commander of the order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2013.

Ian Farmer

Ian Farmer, Non-executive director

  • Chair of Audit and Finance Committee

Ian joined The Royal Marsden as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee on 1 April 2014. Ian is a Chartered Accountant and former Chief Executive Officer of Lonmin Plc, the world’s third largest Platinum Group Metals (PGM) mining company.

Professor Paul Workman PhD DSc FMedSci FRSC

Professor Paul Workman PhD DSc FMedSci FRSC, Non-executive director

  • Member of the Board of Trustees of The Institute of Cancer Research
  • Member of Quality, Assurance and Risk Committee

Professor Paul Workman joined The Royal Marsden as a non-independent Non-Executive Director in July 2014 due to his position as Interim CEO for the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR). Paul is also the Head of its Division of Cancer Therapeutics, Harrap Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutic and Director of the Cancer Research UK Cancer Therapeutics Unit.

Sir John Craven

Sir John Craven, Non-executive director

  • Chairman of Remuneration and Terms of Service Committee
  • Member of Quality, Assurance and Risk Committee

Sir John Craven became a Non- Executive Director in April 2008 following a distinguished career in banking, which culminated in membership of the Board of Managing Directors of the Deutsche Bank.

Richard Turnor

Richard Turnor, Non-executive director

  • Member of Audit and Finance Committee
  • Member of Remuneration and Terms of Service Committee
  • Member of Quality, Assurance and Risk Committee

Richard Turnor became a Non- Executive Director in 2009. In the same year, Richard established Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP, an independent law firm from which he advises professional firms.

Professor Dame Janet Husband

Professor Dame Janet Husband, Non-executive director

  • Member of Audit and Finance Committee
  • Member of Quality, Assurance and Risk Committee

Professor Dame Janet Husband joined The Royal Marsden as a Non-Executive Director in June 2014. Janet was a Consultant Radiologist and Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at The Royal Marsden and Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), as well as former Medical Director of the Trust from 2003 to 2006. During recent years she has held similar appointments in several different healthcare organisations, many of which have been linked to cancer.

Other members of the Management Executive

  • Nicky Browne, Director of Performance and Strategy Implementation
  • Gary Burkill, Head of Facilities
  • Professor David Cunningham, Director of Clinical Research and Development
  • Rachael Reeve, Director of Marketing and Communications
  • Jonathan Spencer, Divisional Director of Clinical Services
  • Sunil Vyas, Director of Project and Estates
  • Sarah Clarke, Divisional Director for Cancer Services
  • Shams Maladwala, Managing Director of Private Care
  • Maggie Gairdner, Divisional Director of Sutton and Merton Community Services

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