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

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

Andrew, who is 58 years old, 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 AndrewsProfessor Margaret Andrews, Deputy Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Margaret took up post on 1st April 2012 and was appointed due to her skills and experience. Margaret will help lead the Trust in its quest to modernise and improve mental health services whilst achieving Foundation Trust status. Prof Andrews is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor (Partnerships) at Canterbury Christchurch University and a has a long history in education.


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.

Richard PageRichard Page, Non-Executive Director

Richard was appointed to the Board in June 2012 and is 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’s appointment to the Board is for 4 years.

Mark BryantMark Bryant, Non-Executive Director

Mark was previously Managing Director for all Management Consulting activities across Europe and Latin America 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’s appointment to the board is for 4 years.

Tom PhillipsTom Phillips, Non-Executive Director

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.


Rod AshurstRod Ashurst, Non-Executive Director

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.


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

Anne-Marie Dean has experience of working at board level in both the public and private sector. She is currently Chairman of Healthwatch Havering, which is part of the CQC framework. She has spent eight years working with Carillion, an international construction and facilities management company, leading on business development across the public sector, which included the management of capital programmes, commercial bidding and project management.

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. She has skills in business transformation, service redesign with clinical teams and working with staff and patients to create health and social care services that are relevant and responsive. Anne-Marie is a Trustee of the charity One-in-Four and a volunteer with St. John Ambulance.


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

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






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 Kinane Dr Catherine Kinane, Medical Director

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.


Michael BullMick Bull, Executive Director of Finance

Mick was appointed 1st April 2012. Mick joined us from Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust where he was the interim Director of Finance. Mick has a wealth of experience in NHS finance spending most of the early part of his career working in London teaching hospitals before moving to Kent, where he held the position of Deputy Director of Finance at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust for several years.



Nikki Prince, HR DirectorNikki Prince, Human Resources Director

Qualifications: Chartered Member CIPD

(Although Nikki Prince sits on the Board, she is not an Executive Director and therefore has no voting rights on the Board). 

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.

Ivan McConnellIvan McConnell, Director of Commercial Development and Transformation

Qualifications:  MA, CPFA

(Although Ivan McConnell sits on the Board, he is not an Executive Director and therefore has no voting rights on the Board). 

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 Department of Health and has maximised the use of technology in supporting commercial and strategic interventions for the benefit of patients. Ivan joined the Board in August 2013.

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.

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