Trust Board

The Trust Board is the governing body of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

The Trust Board is responsible for the directing and controlling the affairs of GOSH. It also provides a framework of governance to enable GOSH to deliver quality healthcare and health improvement. It comprises six Non-Executive Directors, a Chairman and six Executive Directors (senior staff of the hospital), including the Chief Executive.

Collectively they take corporate responsibility for the strategic development and actions of GOSH.

The Trust Board meets eight times a year – six times for formal meetings and twice for strategic meetings to review past performance and discuss future plans.

Members of the Trust Board


Sir Mike Rake, Chairman of the GOSH Trust Board

Sir Michael Rake, Chairman

Sir Michael Rake was appointed as Chairman at a meeting of the Members’ Council in May 2017 and took up his post in November 2017. Sir Michael Rake’s former principal roles include Chairman (both UK and International) of KPMG, Chairman of easyJet, President of the Confederation of British Industry, Deputy Chairman of Barclays and director of the Financial Reporting Council.


Peter Steer, GOSH Chief Executive

Dr Peter Steer, Chief Executive

Dr Peter Steer is the Chief Executive of the Trust and is accountable to the Chair of the Foundation Trust, its Board of Directors and the Members Council. He has responsibility for the strategic and operational delivery of the Trust’s business plans, supported by his executive team.


Akhter Mateen, Deputy Chairman

Akhter has an MBA in Finance and holds a non-executive director position at a multi-national company and is also a director of a not-for-profit foundation.

Akhter is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Finance and Investment Committee.


James Hatchley, GOSH Trust Board member
James Hatchley, Senior Independent Director

Mr. Hatchley has over 25 years of executive-level experience working in the financial services industry. He is currently Group Strategy Director for 3i Group plc and prior to that was European Chief Operating Officer of Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts, a US-listed global investment firm.

James is a member of the Audit Committee, Quality and Safety Assurance Committee and the Finance and Investment Committee.


Non-Executive Directors


Rosalind Smyth, Director of UCL Institute of Child Health

Professor Rosalind Smyth, Non-Executive Director
and Director, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Rosalind Smyth is Director of the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. She is Professor of Child Health at the Institute, as well as an honorary consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at GOSH. Rosalind sits on the Quality and Safety Assurance Committee.


David Lomas

David Lomas, Non-Executive Director

David Lomas is a qualified accountant and has held a variety of financial and operational roles. He is currently Chief Financial Officer at Achilles.

David is Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee and the Board of Directors’ Remuneration Committee and Nominations Committee and member of the Audit Committee.


Stephen Smith, Non-Executive Director

Stephen was Dean of Medicine at Imperial College and Chief Executive of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust from 2007-2011. Most recently he was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine At the University of Melbourne and Chair of the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health until October 2015.

Stephen is Chair of the Quality and Safety Assurance Committee.


Executive directors

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Nicola Grinstead, GOSH Deputy Chief Executive
Nicola Grinstead
, Deputy Chief Executive

Nicola is responsible for the day to day operational running of the hospital. This includes two clinical divisions, International and Private Patients, Estates and Facilities, Risk and Clinical Governance, and Quality Improvement. She also sits on the three Board sub-committees: Audit, Finance and Investment, and Quality and Safety Assurance.


David Hicks, Interim Medical Director
Dr David Hicks, Interim Medical Director

David is the Trust’s lead for patient and staff safety and clinical quality. He provides professional leadership to the medical body and is also responsible for postgraduate medical education and training for doctors, medical workforce development and partnership services. David has over 30 years of senior clinical experience and is a member of the Quality and Safety Assurance Committee.


Janet Williss, Interim Chief Nurse
Janet Williss Interim Chief Nurse

Janet leads on the professional standards and development of nursing and all other non-medical clinical staff groups. She is also responsible for patient and public involvement and engagement in the Trust.

Janet is involved in ensuring that all professional standards for nurses and allied health professionals (AHPs) are adhered to and they work to improve the care of children, young people and their families. In partnership with other colleagues, Janet is responsible for delivering the quality agenda with a specific focus on the patient experience. Janet is a member of the Quality and Safety Assurance Committee.


Loretta Seamer, Chief Finance Officer
Loretta Seamer
, Chief Finance Officer

Loretta is responsible for the financial management of the Trust, as well as leading on contracting and information technology. Loretta attends the Audit Committee and is a member of the Finance Investment Committee.


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Ali Mohammed, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development

Ali leads the development and delivery of the Trust’s human resources and organisational development policy, strategy and improvement programmes. 

He is a member of the Quality and Safety Assurance Committee and attends the Board of Directors’ Remuneration Committee and Nominations Committee.


Other directors

Matthew Tulley, Director of Development

Professor David Goldblatt, Director of Research and Development

Cymbeline Moore, Director of Communications

Trevor Clarke, Director of International and Private Patients (IPP)

Register of Interests

Trust Board Directors' Register of Interests 2016-17 

Staff Declarations of Interest 2016-17