Council of Governors

Members can become more involved by standing for election as Governor and representing their fellow members' views on the Council of Governors

Find out more about what being a Member or a Governor of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust means.

Patient Governors

Kensington and Chelsea, Sutton and Merton

Philippa Leslie

Maggie Harkness

Maggie became a Governor in 2013 and feels that her experience as a nurse and more importantly as a patient since 2009 will equip her to look, listen and comment on various items to do with treatments and being a patient. Maggie is interested in how to improve patient experience throughout the patient journey and in research so that better diagnostics and treatments can be found in the future.

Tom Brown 

Elsewhere in London

Fiona Stewart

Having been a patient at The Royal Marsden since 2005, and a Governor since 2011, Fiona believes that she knows the hospital well from a patient perspective. She particularly enjoys meeting members and patients of the Trust at Members' events to learn their views. Fiona aims to increase membership of, and obtain more feedback from, her constituency to help further improve patient experience at the hospital.

Dr Patricia Black

Elsewhere in England

Dr Nigel Platt

Simon Spevack

Chartered Accountant Simon has been a patient Governor at The Royal Marsden since 2012. Simon first came to The Royal Marsden as a patient in the 1970s when he was diagnosed with cancer. He says: “I became a Governor to give something back to the hospital for all it did for me when I was diagnosed with cancer 40 years ago. This was when chemotherapy was in its infancy and it was common to consider cancer as a death sentence – I am now doing well.”

Carer Governors

Dale Sheppard-Floyd

Tim Nolan

Public Governors

Shirley Chapman (Sutton and Merton)

Dr Carol Joseph (Kensington and Chelsea)

Carol is a retired consultant public health epidemiologist and was first elected a governor in June 2011. She plays an active role in her local health community as a member of Healthwatch and chair of her general practice patient forum. Being a Governor enables Carol the opportunity to be involved with the Trust and the remarkable work it does to provide safe care and effective care for all its patients.  

Dr Tom Moon (Elsewhere in England)

Dr Ann Smith (Elsewhere in England)

Ann retired from the NHS in 2015. During her career Ann spent 10 years in the Royal Marsden as Head of the Stem Cell Transplant Laboratory and a total of 28 years in the field of stem cell transplantation in addition to academia and research. Ann decided to become a Governor as she appreciates and respects the Trust's ethos of providing an excellent service to patients and their families throughout their cancer journey and would very much like to continue to be involved with the Royal Marsden as she feels she can contribute to the Trust and the wider community as part of the team of Governors.

Staff Governors

Dr Jayne Wood (Doctor)

Dr. Jayne Wood, Head of Department, Symptom Control & Palliative Care, was elected as Staff Governor for Doctors in July 2016. Dr. Wood says: “I am committed to helping the Trust deliver the best service for its patients and providing the optimal environment for staff to work in. The opportunity to join the Council of Governors was therefore a great chance to further this, along with being able to represent a link between the Board, staff and patients.”

Fiona Rolls (Clinical Professionals)

Hardev Sagoo (Corporate and Support Services)

Hardev, Assistant Director of Estates, is a Professional Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. Hardev works with the Corporate and Support Service staff to look after the critical infrastructure and maintenance of the Trust's buildings and feels extremely privileged and proud to work for The Royal Marsden Trust. He is excited by the opportunity to participate on the Council of Governors as the Corporate and Support Staff representative.

Justine Hofland (Nurse)



Nominated Governors

Councillor Robert Freeman (Local Authority: Borough of Kensington & Chelsea)
Dr Charmaine Griffiths (The Institute of Cancer Research)
Miss Anne Croudass (Cancer Research UK)
Dr Chris Elliott (Clinical Commissioning Group)
Dr Phillip Mackney (Clinical Commissioning Group)
Councillor David Bartolucci (Local Authority: Borough of Sutton & Merton)