Professor Miranda Brawn has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director at Guy’s and St Thomas’ with effect from 1 January 2023.
Miranda has wide ranging experience as a Non-Executive Director spanning financial services, law, academia, technology, engineering, health, policy and the charity sector. Prior to joining the Bar of England and Wales as a barrister and senior banking lawyer she worked as an investment banker.
She has served as an Equality Commissioner for Lambeth Council and is President and Board Chair of The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation. Miranda is also a Senior Visiting Fellow at Oxford University lecturing, mentoring and researching The Brawn Review on boardroom sustainability and inclusion.
Nilkunj Dodhia has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 July 2023. He is currently a Non-Executive Director at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, a position he has held since November 2015. He is also a Director at Oracle Cerner, and has a particular interest in digital transformation with experience across telecommunications, healthcare and financial services.
Both appointments were approved by the Council of Governors at their meeting on Wednesday 23 November and are for a 4 year term.
Trust Chairman, Charles Alexander, said: “I am delighted that we will be welcoming Miranda to the Board in the new year, and that Nilkunj will be joining us later in the year.
“Miranda brings a wealth of experience to the role with her background in the financial, legal and business sectors, and also as a champion of equality, diversity and inclusion. Her strong links to the communities we serve in south east London will be invaluable.
“Nilkunj will join the Board in the summer, and we look forward to benefiting from his experience of digital technology and transformation as the Trust seeks to ensure maximum benefit for patients and staff from the implementation of a new electronic health record system.”
Professor Miranda Brawn said: “I am delighted to be joining the Board of Guy’s and St Thomas’ and look forward to playing an active part in the delivery of NHS services to the diverse local communities in south east and north west London, and also the many patients who come to the Trust’s hospitals from a wider area for highly specialist care.”
The governors also approved the appointment of Baroness Sally Morgan for a further 4 year term, to 31 December 2026. Prior to the merger with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in February 2021, Sally was appointed as Chair of the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust Board of Directors on 1 January 2017. She is currently Master at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge. Sally also chaired the House of Lord’s Select Committee on Digital Skills and was a member of the Science and Technology Select Committee.
At their previous meeting the governors extended the current term of John Pelly, who chairs the Trust’s Audit and Risk Committee, by six months to 30 June 2023.
The Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust are one of the UK’s largest and most successful NHS Foundation Trusts which comprises of 5 of the UK’s best known hospitals with long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research, education and innovation, accountable to Parliament and regulated by NHS England. NHS Foundation Trusts devolve decision making from central government to local organisations and communities providing and developing healthcare.
More than 2.5 million patient contacts, 127,000 day cases, 101,000 inpatients, 186,000 emergency attendances, 641,000 community services patience contacts, more than 6,600 babies born with nearly 24,000 staff as one of the biggest local employers and management of £2.6 billion annual turnover.
Miranda is using her expertise and transferable skills on how to approach the operational/strategic challenges through performance monitoring while working towards meeting agreed targets and opportunities. Helping to achieve the set objectives by using her lived experiences and knowledge to formulate fresh ideas, make a positive difference and bring an independent oversight with constructive challenge and management support while focusing on diversity and inclusion, risk management and internal controls in a highly regulated environment.