Board Members

Non-Executive Directors

The non-executive directors share responsibility with the other directors for the success of the organisation. They have a particular responsibility to ensure that the board acts in the best interests of the public and is fully accountable to the public for the services provided with the public funds it uses. Non-executive directors can ensure that the interests of patients and the community remain at the heart of the board's discussions. Non-executive directors have voting rights on the Trust board.

As well as having corporate responsibility, the non-executive directors work closely with service directors, staff, service users and carers to provide a link between local people and trust management. Overall, they provide a valuable role giving a constructive challenge to the executive team when necessary and support when appropriate.

Andrew Ling, ChairmanAndrew Ling, Chairman

Qualifications: BSc (Econ) – UCL, FCA

Andrew held a Non-Executive Director position at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust since January 2008 and took up post here at KMPT on 1 November 2011.

Andrew has been appointed due to his leadership skills and strategic experience and he will lead the Trust in its quest to modernise and improve mental health services whilst achieving foundation trust status.

Andrew has a City background in Finance and Banking at Lloyds TSB Group where he held a variety of appointments including that of Finance Director of the Wholesale and International Banking Division from 1995-2004.

Andrew is also an Economics graduate of University College London. Andrew qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse in 1978 where he spent the following 10 years. He is currently Finance Director of The Vintners' Company.

Margaret Andrews

Professor Margaret Andrews, Non-Executive Director

Qualifications: MSc, BSc, PGCE, RNT, RCT, RN, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Margaret joined the Board in April 2012 and was appointed due to her interest in healthcare education and clinical experience. Margaret will help lead the Trust in its quest to modernise and improve mental health services whilst achieving Foundation Trust status.  Margaret was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Partnerships) at Canterbury Christchurch University and has a long history in education.  Margaret is Deputy Chair of the Trust and the appointed SID.  She is also the Chair of the Quality Committee and a member of the Integrated Audit and Risk Committee..

Michael SanderMichael Sander, Non-Executive Director

Qualifications: BSc, M.Phil, FRICS, MRTPI, MCIH (Chartered Surveyor, Town Planner, and Member of the Institute of Housing)

Michael was appointed in September 2007. He has worked in the private, voluntary and public sectors. Michael was Chief Executive of Crawley Borough Council (inc Gatwick Airport) from 1984 to 2002. He has experience in corporate management including communications, competitive tendering, finance, change management, HR and ICT; and in construction, estate and land development. He is a Trustee of the Commonwealth Housing Trust, and works as an International Election Observer.  Michael is deputy Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee.

Richard PageRichard Page, Non-Executive Director

Qualifications: BA, FCMA

Richard was appointed to the Board in June 2012 and is an experienced Finance Director who has over thirty five years of working at Board level, with the last 20 years being spent in the NHS. In addition, Richard is the treasurer of two small local charities and a Non-Executive Director of The Malaria Consortium. Richard has been a Magistrate in central Kent (Maidstone Bench) for over 10 years and sits as a chair of both the adult and youth courts.  Richard is Deputy Chair of the Integrated Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Finance and Performance Committee..

Mark BryantMark Bryant, Non-Executive Director

Qualifications: BA (Hons) Engineering, Cambridge University

Mark joined the Board in October 2012.  Mark was previously Managing Director for Accenture where he held a range of positions over 23 years and is now leading a cutting edge energy company. Mark has a range of management and commercial skills and experience of leading change.  Mark is a non-executive director for two companies including an organic plantation in Brazil that has established a strong relationship in the local community, helping provide schooling for over 600 local children. Mark is Chair of the Finance and Performance Committee and deputy chairman of the Quality Committee.

Tom PhillipsTom Phillips, Non-Executive Director

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Physics, FCA (Fellow of Chartered Accountants) Member of the Institute for Turnaround (MIFT)

Tom was appointed to the Board in November 2012.  Tom has previously held senior Board roles as Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer and Group Finance Director in commercial multi-site retail operations within the pharmacy and leisure sectors. Most notably Tom spent 15 years as an executive board member of the Tote, a commercial organisation and also a statutory body. Tom is a non-executive director for two companies including at an international language school charity.  Tom is the Chair of the Integrated Audit and Risk Committee.

Rod AshurstRod Ashurst, Non-Executive Director

Qualifications: MBA Finance and Marketing, Diploma in French Studies

Rod joined the Board in November 2012.  Rod has a wealth of business experience, including over ten years working at Board level, with the majority of the past 25 years having been spent at BT, with a background in leading transformational programmes, commercial development and contract management. As well as his work at BT, Rod also worked in Europe for Concert, Rod is a Trustee of the Trinity Theatre and Arts Centre in Tunbridge Wells.  Rod is the Chair of the Workforce and OD Committee and a member of the Quality Committee.

Anne-Marie DeanAnne-Marie Dean, Non-Executive Director

Qualifications: NHS Accelerated Management Development Programme Kings Fund College
Strategic Leadership Programme, Templeton College Oxford Global health challenges Judge Institute Cambridge

Anne-Marie joined the Board in November 2013.  Anne-Marie has over 25 years experience in the NHS, including roles as Chief Executive in the acute sector and Director of Strategy within a Primary Care Trust, and brings extensive knowledge and experience in setting and delivering strategic agendas. She is currently Chairman of Healthwatch Havering, which is part of the Care Quality Council framework (CQC), is a Trustee of the charity One-in-Four and a volunteer with St. John’s Ambulance.  Anne Marie is Vice Chair of the Workforce and OD Committee.


Executive Directors

The executive directors represent the interests of both the Trust services as well as the strategies, which help the Trust to achieve its organisational goals and objectives. Executive Directors have voting rights on the Trust board.

Angela McNab, Chief ExecutiveAngela McNab, Chief Executive

Qualifications: BSc, MSc

Angela was appointed on 1 April 2012. Angela joined us from NHS Luton and NHS Bedfordshire where she was Chief Executive and has an excellent career history which includes roles as Chief Executive of Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority, Director of Public Health – Delivery and Performance at Department of Health and Director of Healthcare for Ministry of Defence. Angela began her career as a Speech and Language therapist and is keen to lead the Trust as it continues to improve patient experience, develop and engage with staff and make the move to become a Foundation Trust over the next year.


Malcolm McFrederick, Interim Director of Operations - started with the Trust March 2014

Qualifications: MA (Cantab), MA (Cranfield), MIHM

Malcolm joined the Trust in March 2014.  He  has worked for the last 12 years in health both in private and public organisations at director level leading operations and transformation. His most recent experience has been with private sector based in London and acute health providers in the East of England.


Pippa BarberPippa Barber, Executive Director of Nursing and Governance

Qualifications: R.N. Bcs (Hons) Health Service Management, BSc (Hons) Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma Health Policy

Appointed in April 2011. Pippa qualified as a Nurse in 1987 at the Middlesex Hospital London. She has held a range of clinical posts both in Acute and Community settings before taking up Management posts. Pippa has worked as a Director of Community Services, Primary Care and Commissioning. For the past few years she was working with NHS Medway as Director of Clinical Performance and Executive Nurse.  

Catherine KinaneDr Catherine Kinane, Executive Medical Director

Qualifications: MB BCh BAO Dip Obs DCH MSc MRCGP MRCPsych Dip FMH. CCT GA and For Psychiatry

Appointed in March 2014. Catherine has worked in Kent Mental Health since 2004. Previously she worked in the independent sector. She trained in mental health in London hospitals and services, having trained as a General Practitioner in Ireland following graduation from U.C.C. Medical School in 1987. A consultant psychiatrist by background, she is keen to further develop clinical leadership within the Trust and foster innovation.

Photo coming soonDavid Meikle, Interim Executive Director of Finance

Qualifications: BA(Hons), CIPFA, MBA

David joined the Trust in June 2014.  He has extensive private and public sector board experience, with his most recent as Finance Director in the NHS Acute FT sector.  Before that David worked in NHS commissioning in Kent and Medway, operating at both Director and Chief Executive levels. 

David started in the NHS as a national finance trainee, before joining KPMG, followed by PWC.

He re-joined the NHS in 1995 as Director of Finance of an acute trust, followed by a spell of four years as Director of Finance of a large mental health trust in the west of Scotland.

Ivan McConnellIvan McConnell, Executive Director of Commercial Development and Transformation

Qualifications: MA, CPFA

Ivan joined the Board in August 2013.  Ivan brings a wealth of commercial experience in assisting Trusts deliver their strategic business plans and managing high profile transformational change.  Ivan has worked with Monitor the FT Regulator and the DoH and has maximised the use of technology in supporting commercial and strategic interventions for the benefit of patients.

Nikki Prince, HR DirectorNikki Prince, Human Resources Director

Qualifications: Chartered Member CIPD

Nikki was appointed to the Trust Board from January 1st 2012 having already worked for the Trust as HR Director since 2009. Nikki is no stranger to mental health having worked at the former East Kent Mental Health Trust and has also held senior HR roles at Maidstone PCT and East Kent Health Authority over a 13 year NHS career. Nikki has also been the Project Manager for ESR on behalf of several Kent and Medway Trusts and the Project Manager for Agenda for Change during her time at Maidstone.

If you wish to contact any board member, please do not hesitate to contact Val Woodin, Trust Secretary, on 01227 812205, or use the Contact us facility.