Annual report 2019-2020

Annual Report for the period 2019-2020

Publication date:
30 June 2020
Date range:
June 2020 - June 2021

The Accountability Report

Non-executive directors

Julie Nerney - Chair CDir and FIoD - Institute of Directors, MBA - University of North London

Julie holds a range of non-executive positions and joined KMPT as Trust Chair in July 2019. She is also Chair of Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, Chair of the Association of Colleges,a Non-Executive Director at Pharm@sea Limited and a Director of an online platform for the provision of interim staff, SomeoneWho Limited. She is a Chartered Director and was awarded a Fellowship by the Institute of Directors in recognition of driving best practice in governance.

Julie is committed to organisations which drive social justice and social mobility through inclusive and high quality service provision. She has a long history of supporting the aspirations of young people and women into senior roles in business. She has been a volunteer mentor for the Prince’s Trust for over 25 years, holds ambassadorial roles for the Government in respect of diversity in public life, and supports a number of women’s networks.

Before establishing her non-executive portfolio, Julie’s career was wide and varied. She spent the first twelve years of her working life starting, running and selling a number of businesses in the UK and Europe across a range of industry sectors. She then spent 15 years as an interim leading business transformations, turnarounds and complex programmes, including leading LOCOG’s transport operation for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Her non-executive portfolio is complemented by activities which draw on her experience, being a critical friend to major change programmes, teaching and facilitating on leadership and Chair development programmes, and public speaking engagements.

Dr Jackie Craissati MBE Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist

Jackie joined the Board in May 2016. She is a Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and was previously Clinical Director of the Forensic and Prisons Directorate at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. Jackie has been a Trustee on the Board of Samaritans since 2014. After 26 years in the NHS, she left in January 2016 to set up her own not for profit community interest company - Psychological Approaches CIC - offering consultancy and training to those working with complex mental health and offending behaviour. Jackie retains a role as consultant advisor to the national offender personality disorder pathway, and ongoing academic links with the University of Nottingham and London.

She has a special interest in developing innovative and evidence-based approaches to the community reintegration of individuals with complex psychological difficulties who may otherwise suffer social exclusion and poor outcomes.

Jackie is the Chair of the Quality Committee, Vice Chair of the Integrated Audit and Risk Committee until March 2019 and Vice Chair of the Board.

Mark Bryant -BA (Hons) Engineering, Cambridge University

Mark joined the KMPT Board in October 2012.

He was previously managing director at Accenture and board member focused on communication and high tech clients across Europe and Latin America.

He now has a portfolio of executive roles and business interests spanning high tech engineering design, financial services, property and agriculture. Mark is also a non-executive director at a law firm and supports the board of the British Heart Foundation.

Mark brings to KMPT’s Board a range of management and commercial skills and experience of growing and transforming businesses. Mark is Chair of the Finance and performance committee at KMPT.

Tom Phillips- BSc (Hons) Physics, FCA (Fellow of Chartered Accountants)

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. He is a non-executive director for two companies including an international language school charity and a non-executive director on the Board of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust.

Rodney Ashurst - MBA Finance and Marketing, Diploma in French Studies

Rod joined the Board in November 2012.

He has a wealth of business experience, holding many senior and executive positions with BT plc over a 30 year period. He has a background in leading transformational programmes, commercial development and contract management. As part of his work at BT, Rod was seconded to Concert, an Anglo- American telecommunications joint venture, where he was based in Paris for five years, managing a team across about 12 countries. Rod is the Chair of the Remuneration and Terms of Service Committee, the Chair of the Workforce and OD Committee and Vice Chair of the Quality Committee.

Anne-Marie Dean

NHS Accelerated Management Development Programme, Kings Fund College Strategic Leadership Programme, Templeton College Oxford Global health challenges Judge, Institute Cambridge 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 Commissions 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 Mental Health Act Committee.

Venu Branch

Venu joined the Board in August 2016 as an associate director and was appointed a non-executive director on 1 September 2016.

Currently running a niche creative and organisational development consultancy, Venu’s background is in director-level posts in non-departmental public bodies within the public sector.

I am the Director at Community Links which is a social justice Charity in Newham, East London.

These include the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA), Creative Scotland and the British Council. She has also worked at executive director level in the charitable sector, including at Stonewall and the Nottingham Theatre Trust.

Her public policy work includes serving as the inaugural chair of the East Midlands Cultural Consortium, apointed by the Secretary of State to co-ordinate the 10-
year cultural strategy for the region. She has been the creative director for the celebrations for Commonwealth Day in London and has been awarded the National
Asian Woman of Achievement award.

Alongside her professional roles, she has extensive board-level experience this has included a member of University College London’s museums and heritage committee, a governor of Guildford School of Acting Conservatoire and a council member of Loughborough University.

She is currently a fellow of the RSA, coeditor of the International Journal for Creativity and Human Development and a member of the European Cultural Parliament. She holds a visiting professorship at Nottingham Trent University. Venu is Chair of the Mental Health Act Committee, Vice Chair of the workforce and organisational development committee and a member of both the quality committee. She is the non-executive lead for ‘raising concerns and whistleblowing’.

Catherine Walker - Qualifications: MA Cantab (Law), Masters in European Law, Brussels

Catherine Walker joined the Board in August 2016.

She is Vice Chair of the Finance and performance committee and Vice Chair of Integrated Audit and Risk Committee from March 2019.

She qualified as a barrister and the majority of her early career was spent as an investment banker at NatWest and Schroders. She currently holds a judicial appointment with the Ministry of Justice, hearing appeals on health and disability cases in tribunal.

She is Practice Director of a firm of solicitors and is on the members panel of the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST). She has an interest in educational standards and governance and held a long-term role as governor and director of an academy Trust in Kent, ranked outstanding by OFSTED.

She chairs the Appointments committee of a large London acute NHS Foundation Trust and was a lay representative for Health Education England, involved in reviewing the quality of medical education in the London hospitals.