The board of directors is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of the Trust.
It is made up of non-executive directors and executive directors and is chaired by Tom Kibasi. Board meetings are held every two months and are open to the public.
- Tom Kibasi, Chair
- Paul Streets, OBE
- Meenakshi Anand
- Rashda Rana
- Ian Mansfield
- Richard Cartwright
- Dr Mo Ali
- We currently have one Non-Executive Director vacancy, recruitment for which will commence shortly
- Claire Murdoch, Chief Executive (CBE)
- Graeme Caul, Chief Operating Officer
- Tom Shearer, Chief Finance Officer
- Dr Cornelius Kelly, Chief Medical Officer
- Maria O'Brien, Chief Nurse
- Nick Green, Chief People Officer
Ross Graves, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer
The non-executive directors are not employees of the Trust and are not involved in the day-to-day running of CNWL. They provide valuable external insight to scrutinise and challenge the Trust's processes. Non-executive directors hold other senior positions outside of the Trust and bring knowledge, experience and expertise from other fields, such as accounting, management and organisations outside of the NHS.
Their responsibilities also include measuring performance against goals, evaluating risk, appointing the senior management, and contributing to the development of the Trust’s strategic plans.
Background and experience: Tom has been a Non Executive Director of CNWL since the summer of 2016 and was Deputy Chair of the Trust and Chair of the Quality Committee from 2019 until 2023.
Tom has dedicated his career to improving healthcare. He currently works for Flagship Pioneering which conceives, creates and scales biotechnology companies to transform health.
He was previously Executive Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research. While at IPPR, Tom founded and chaired the Commission on Economic Justice and a major review into the future funding of the NHS which helped to secure the multi-year funding settlement.
Tom co-founded the non-profit Innovations in Healthcare which supports social entrepreneurs around the world.
Background and experience: Paul is Chief Executive of the Lloyd’s Bank Foundation, an independent charity funded by Lloyds Bank, after a career in the voluntary and public sector and work in International development (Sight Savers), Human Rights (Amnesty International), professional and service regulation and health and social care. He was Chief Executive of Diabetes UK; the Health Development Agency and the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board. Immediately prior to the Foundation he worked as a Senior Civil Servant in the Department of Health heading up Public and Patient Engagement and Experience. In 2003 he was appointed an OBE for services to people with diabetes. Paul has three children and lives in East Sussex, but hails from North Yorkshire.
Background and experience:
Meena is an experienced Human Resources professional. Most recently she was the Managing Director and Chief HR Officer for a 30,000 strong financial services organisation based out of Malaysia.
Returning home in June 2020, Meena now enjoys a portfolio career which includes being a Trustee of a multi academy trust, the Non-Executive Director of a housing association and the Board Advisor for an HR publication based in Asia.
In addition to her Board work, Meena is an active Career Coach with a particular interest in working with neurodiverse people and those early on in their careers.
Appointed August 2020
Background and experience: Rashda Rana SC (Senior Counsel), is a commercial lawyer with almost 30 years experience, working in the UK, Australia, Malaysia and other parts of Asia. Rashda established the Alliance for Equality in Dispute Resolution, a not-for-profit organisation which stands for increased diversity and equality of opportunity regardless of sex, location, nationality, ethnicity or age in that profession. She has been a Professor of Law at Sydney University and currently is on the Board of Governors at London South Bank University.
Appointed October 2018
Background and experience: Ian Mansfield has over 35 years of commercial, strategic, operational, supply chain and governance experience across the private and third sectors.
Prior to joining CNWL, Ian held many roles with Baker Hughes, an oil services company, including Operations Director, Materials Director and Commercial Director, during which he was responsible for business transformation projects and technology governance.
He served as Chair of Richmond CVS until October 2019, providing infrastructure support for all charity, community and voluntary activity in Richmond upon Thames, improving local health and wellbeing, and leading on health related initiatives such as Community Independent Living Services and Social Prescribing.
Ian is also Chair of QTS, our Estates and Facilities wholly-owned subsidiary
Appointed in April 2021
Background and experience: Richard is a Chartered Accountant and Academic at the University of Southampton. Beyond CNWL, Richard is a Governor at Motability and an Independent External Member of their Audit and Risk Assurance Committee at the National Audit Office. Motability is a substantial national charity, which sets strategic policies and direction of the Motability Scheme (Europe’s largest car leasing scheme) using its charitable funds (over £1bn) to help achieve its vision of a future where no disabled person is disadvantaged due to poor access to transportation.
Richard lives in Southampton, is married with a young son. He likes to keep as active as possible, swimming, finding accessible(ish) walks in the New Forest and playing wheelchair rugby.
Appointed in September 2022.
Background and experience: He is a GP in Brent and former senior executive in a Life Science company.
He holds a blend of clinical, commercial and managerial board expertise and has worked in CNWL in the past.
Dr Ali has worked in a number of commissioner roles and has had strong involvement in strategic health care planning for London, and was the National Commissioning Champion working with the Department of Health, shaping healthcare legislation.
Dr Ali promotes social inclusion and has a strong clinical interest in mental health, supporting refugees and the homeless.
He lives in North London with his wife, who is a GP, two school-aged children and a cat.
The executive directors are full-time employees of the Trust and are the most senior managers responsible for its day-to-day running. They decide the future strategy and direction of the Trust, are accountable to independent regulators, and are responsible for ensuring clinical and corporate effectiveness.
Every NHS trust board must include a medical doctor and a nurse at executive level. Each executive director has their own area of responsibility.
Appointed January 2007
Background and experience: Over 20 years NHS experience holding various clinical and managerial posts in inner London mental health services. Claire has played a key role in planning new models of service and contracting. She has broad experience in partnership and professional development work.
Qualifications: Registered mental health nurse, honours degree in social policy.
Background and experience: Graeme joined our team in Camden in September 2010.
He has been a Borough, then Service Director before taking his first Managing Director role in 2017 (including working in Milton Keynes).
For the past three years he has led Goodall, the largest division of the Trust, as well as Chairing the Camden Integrated Care Partnership and leading several systemwide programmes in North West and North Central London.
Appointed March 2023
Tom is the executive lead for finance, business intelligence and the Trust’s Charity, as well as QTS, our Estates and Facilities wholly-owned subsidiary.
He is a chartered Management Accountant, and has worked in various roles in NHS finance for the last 13 years. Prior to joining CNWL, he was the Site Chief Financial Officer at St George’s Hospital in Tooting. He joined the NHS on the National Graduate Management Training Scheme and has worked in a number of organisations within London and the East of England including acute, specialist, and community providers.
Background and experience:
Con got his medical qualification in Ireland 30 years ago before moving to train in Psychiatry in London. He spent eight years as a psychiatrist for Older Adults in City and Hackney, where he also had a number of other roles including Clinical Director for older adult services, Medical Director and Chair of Medical Staff Committee. For a number of years Con had a close association with the Alzheimer’s Society primarily enabling carers. Since joining CNWL in 2001 he has been Clinical Director for Older Adults and Acute Services, Divisional Medical Director and three years ago became Chief Medical Officer for the Trust.
Con’s qualifications: MB BCh, BAO, MPhil, FRCPsych
Background and experience: Maria trained as a Registered Nurse at Guys Hospital in the 1980's with a specialist focus in Cardiac Nursing and Intensive Care. Maria has held numerous operational and senior management posts, becoming the Director of North West London Cardiac and Stroke Network in 2004. In 2008 she joined the Board of Hillingdon PCT as the Executive Director of Nursing. Maria joined CNWL in 2011, taking responsibility for community services in Camden in 2012. Since February 2014, Maria has been Divisional Director of Operations for Goodall.
Qualifications: Registered Nurse
Appointed: July 2023
He joins the People Directorate at CNWL, encompassing recruitment, staff wellbeing, leadership development, and workforce resourcing. With a background in human resources and leadership, Nick has previously worked across a range of sectors including local authority, social care, education, transportation, food retail and the BBC. Before coming to CNWL, he led the HR department for high street brand Dunelm.
Ross is responsible for Strategy and Digital portfolios across CNWL as well as leading a number of programmes and workstreams across our three ICS footprints. He is CNWL’s executive lead for BLMK and a member of the BLMK Integrated Care Board. Previously Ross led NHS Southwark CCG and was joint SRO for Community-based Care (primary and community) across South East London ICS.
Prior to joining the NHS, Ross co-founded Prederi, the award-winning public sector management consultancy, now part of BearingPoint, where he ran the firm’s NHS practice and worked with NHS and local authority clients across London and the South East. Ross started his career working with the global technology firm Accenture and spent his early career working with a number of private sector organisations including Royal and SunAlliance, Orange, BP and Unilever.