Members of the Council of Governors

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Our Governors bring a diverse range of experience and a breadth of knowledge to the Trust. There are a total of 27 Governors, including 14 Public Governors across our constituencies of Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset/rest of England, as well as 8 Partner Governors and 5 Staff Governors. The Council of Governors is led by the Chair of the Trust Board and the elected Lead Governor.

You can download our Trust Governance Structure chart to learn more about the way the Council of Governors is set up.

Public Governors - Poole

Public Governors - Bournemouth

  • Judith Adda
  • Dr Andrew Mayers
  • Terry Purnell

Public Governors - Dorset/Rest of England & Wales

  • Jan Owens (Lead Governor)
  • Scottie Gregory
  • Paul Boseley
  • Alison Fisher
  • Sue Howshall
  • Jack Welch
  • Kenneth Lavery
  • Joy Ford

Partner Governors

  • Jill Haynes (Dorset County Council)
  • Becky Aldridge (Service User Group Rep)
  • Vishal Gupta (Poole Borough Council)
  • Karen Parker (Bournemouth University)
  • Vacancy (Voluntary Care Group)
  • Bill Batty-Smith (District Council)
  • Bobbie Dove (Bournemouth Borough Council)
  • Steve Cole (League of Friends)

Staff Governors

  • Karen Loftus
  • Stephen Churchill
  • Peter Kelsall
  • Pat Cooper
  • Philip Redford
Governors