Become a Governor

This spring, the Trust is holding elections for the Council of Governors, who play an important role in our governance framework.

Patient Governor Maggie Harkness talking to members

If you are interested in the work of the Trust and would like to be more involved, this is a great opportunity to do so.

By attending quarterly Council of Governors meetings and the Annual General Meeting, Governors become aware of and discuss key issues as well as the strategic direction of the organisation, while representing the views of patients, carers, public and staff members.

Governors also contribute and add value by joining various working groups and committees. You do not need any specific qualifications, as all successful candidates will be provided with relevant training, development, and support to carry out the role.

Elections are currently being held in the following constituencies:

Patient Governors

  • Kensington & Chelsea and Sutton & Merton: three vacancies
  • Elsewhere in London: one vacancy
  • Elsewhere in England: one vacancy
  • Carer: two vacancies

Public Governors 

  • Sutton & Merton: one vacancy
  • Elsewhere in England: one vacancy

Staff Governors

  • Clinical professionals: one vacancy
  • Doctor: one vacancy
  • Nurse: one vacancy

The nominations stage closed on Monday 28 March 2022.

Voting opens on Tuesday 19 April 2022 and closes on Tuesday 10 May 2022.

For any election queries contact: ftnominations@cesvotes.com

Patient Governor Maggie Harkness will be standing down at the end of her final term of office, having served three terms. She said: “I became a Governor as I wanted to make a difference, using my professional experience as a retired nurse and my experience gained from being a patient to help make it better for others.

“I have loved every minute of it. I have enjoyed working with all the teams and the Board, which is very driven and enthusiastic.

“It has been wonderful to have been a part of this renowned establishment and I would highly encourage people to consider standing.”