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Bryan Ingleby
Trust Chair

Appointed March 2023

Bryan joined the Board of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust in April 2020, becoming Chair of the Audit Committee in April 2021 and Deputy Chair from February 2022 before stepping into the role of Chair from March 2023.

Bryan is a Chartered Accountant and ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) Business and Finance Professional. He worked at the National Audit Office, scrutinising Government expenditure on behalf of Parliament and the taxpayer, leaving in 2014 to purse non-executive roles. Bryan has had a number of non-executive roles across the public sector, predominantly within the health and social housing sectors, as well as roles within central and local government. He continues to work with NHS and housing sector organisations in addition to his role with the Trust.

Bryan Ingleby

Mike Baxter
Independent Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chair

Appointed April 2020
Chair of the People Committee

Mike grew up in Guildford and completed a BSc and PhD in biochemistry at the University of Birmingham. He studied medicine at Nottingham University and was appointed consultant in diabetology, endocrinology and general physician at St Peter’s Hospital in Surrey in 1992 where he went on to be Clinical Director of Medicine, then Medical Director for 10 years, including five years as Deputy CEO. During this time he was involved in the successful merger with Ashford Hospital in Middlesex and the associated remodelling of services, and in the Trust’s successful application for foundation trust status.

He was the secondary care clinician on several local clinical commissioning groups, including Slough CCG, during their set-up phase. He is currently in private clinical practice in Surrey, specialising in diabetic and endocrine problems. He is a medical therapy expert in diabetes for Sanofi, working with the global UK and Japanese affiliates, and is a non-executive director at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS FT. He was recently appointed as an honorary professor of medicine at the University of Swansea.

Mike Baxter

Linda Burke
Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed April 2022

Linda spent her early nursing career in Sheffield and then London. She held roles at the Department of Health before moving into higher education as Deputy Director of Academic Development at University of Kingston.

She held the role of Head of Strategy and Development for NHS London, before joining the Nursing and Midwifery Council as Head of Revalidation. She then returned to education as Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Greenwich, before taking on the role of Executive Director for Education and Quality for Royal College of Gynaecologists between 2017 and 2019.

Linda is currently Non-Executive Director, Chair of Quality and Safety Committee, Vice-Chair of Trust Finance and Performance Committee and Maternity Board Safety Champion for The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

She is a Trustee for Medical Justice and has been Member of Regional Board for Health Education England London and South Education and Training Board, and previous member of national and regional working groups for the Department of Health and Health Education England.


Dawn Kenson BSc Hons, ACII, Dip PFS
Independent Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director

Appointed June 2015
Chair of the Performance and Remuneration Committee

Dawn spent over 20 years in financial advisory services predominantly with The Woolwich and then, following its takeover, with Barclays Bank.

She was Managing Director of Woolwich Independent Financial Advisory Services before becoming Director of Independent Financial Advice Operations for Barclays where she had responsibility for the bank's combined regulated advisory forces.

She left Barclays in 2005 to concentrate on non-executive work in the public sector. She is currently a non-executive director at Raven Housing Trust and served with the Northern Ireland Office until October 2020.

Dawn Kenson

Gary McRae
Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed April 2022
Chair of the Audit Committee 

Gary began his career with Ernst and Young in Audit. His earlier career was spent working within a range of finance, investment and mergers and acquisition focussed roles with private sector organisations, including The Scottish Development Agency, The Dowty Group Plc and British Aerospace Defence. He then held the role of Director of Corporate Development & Legal for Laird Plc, and Finance Director of NSC.

Gary has held several Non-Executive Director roles through his recent career, including Non-Executive Director, Deputy Chair, and Chair of Finance and Investment Committee for Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust between 2015-2021, and Non-Executive Director, Trustee and Chair of Audit Committee for William Harvey Research Foundation between 2017-2021.

Currently he is a Non-Executive Director with SAS International,  Aster Group and FAC Technology, Trustee of the SAS International pension fund,  Senior Independent Member of the Court of the University of Aberdeen and is a member of various Board Committees for those organisations.

Gary McRae

Mike O'Donovan
Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed October 2014
Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee

Mike spent 30 years in the consumer healthcare industry holding managing director positions in the UK and overseas as well as global corporate roles. In 2002 he left industry to become chief executive of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, a position he held until 2006.

Since then he has held several non-executive director and trustee positions including co-chair of National Voices, the leading patient service user advocacy group, member of the management board of the European Medicines Agency and chair of Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.

In October 2012 he was appointed chairman of Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and played a key role in its successful acquisition by neighbouring Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to form Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust. 

Mike is a member of the MS Society and a Trustee of the South Hill Park Arts Centre.

Mike O'Donovan

John Weaver
Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed April 2017
Chair of the Finance Investment Committee

John worked for BT plc from 1984 until retiring in March 2019; a career which included such roles as Director of Wholesale Managed Services, Transformation Director for Global Networks and, most recently, Vice President for Contract Design, leading the technical design team within BT’s Global Services business. John also spent two years on secondment to the Board of J-Phone, a leading Japanese mobile phone operator, where he was responsible for the development of all non-voice services.

In addition to his career at BT, John has also been an executive director of the Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, a member of the CBI South East regional council and a non- executive director for both Hastings Academies Trust and ThirdSpace Ltd, an award winning UK based technology solutions provider.

John Weaver

Jackie Westaway
Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed June 2023

Jackie is a committed non-executive director in the education and healthcare sectors. Within education she is a member of council for Buckinghamshire New University, Vice-Chair of a University College and also a trustee of a multi-academy trust.

Jackie spent 30 years working for a multi-national pharmaceutical company in UK and global marketing roles. She is highly skilled at chairing committees with a focus on raising standards of performance and has a successful track record of delivering change and business transformation
across the UK and globally.

Neil Dardis
Chief Executive

Appointed March 2018

Neil has worked in the NHS for over 20 years, with extensive Board and senior management experience. He was formerly chief executive at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust from April 2015, having joined as deputy chief executive and chief operating officer in 2013 and prior to this he was director of operations at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

Neil graduated from Durham University with a degree in history, has a diploma in health service management and has studied at the London Business School and Cambridge University Judge Business School. He has also been a member of the NHS Top Leaders Programme and worked with the King’s Fund on system leadership.

Neil chairs the Oxford Academic Health Science Network’s clinical innovation and adoption group, and was formerly the Buckinghamshire SRO for the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West’s STP. He also sits as part of the NHS Improvement Chief Executive Advisory Panel.

Neil Dardis

Caroline Hutton
Chief Operating Officer

Appointed November 2022

Caroline joined the Executive team as a Board member in September 2020 as the Director of Transformation, Innovation and Digital Services and has now taken on the position of interim Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Caroline oversees the day-to-day delivery of services across Frimley Health, with a particular focus on emergency access and planning, elective care and cancer treatment as well as continuing to provide the executive leadership for transformation and continuous improvement.

Caroline commenced her career as a registered nurse and has over 35 years’ experience including clinical, operational, programme management, transformation and implementation of healthcare technology solutions in leadership roles across the NHS. She has held Executive Board positions for several years and has worked regionally and nationally.

Caroline Hutton

Kishamer Sidhu
Chief Finance Officer

Appointed August 2023

Kish has worked in the healthcare for almost 25 years, starting out as a national finance trainee in the Northwest. Before his NHS career he was involved in teaching and research. And he still enjoys playing squash badly, so he says.

Kish is an experienced and engaging NHS finance leader who has operated in challenging, complex and political environments, in both public and private arenas, nationally as well as internationally. He has managed teams inside and outside of finance functions, including procurement, contracts, estates, information and IT.

Most recently he has worked as CFO in south Central Ambulance and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust before joining us as Interim Director of Finance.

Kish Sidhu

Dr Timothy Ho MBE, PhD, SFFMLM, FRCP 
Chief Medical Officer

Appointed December 2013

Tim graduated in medicine with distinction from St. George's, University of London. He trained in respiratory and intensive care medicine in London. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust training fellowship and subsequently completed a PhD in molecular microbiology at Imperial College.

Tim has been a consultant chest physician at Frimley Park Hospital since 2004. During this time he has developed a number of key services including a regional diagnostic service for lung cancer (EBUS), the medical acute dependency unit, and a large obstructive sleep apnoea service. Most recently he has served as the clinical director for medicine and care of the elderly and as the centre director for the Frimley Park adult cystic fibrosis service before becoming the trust's Medical Director.

In 2018 he became a founding senior fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.
For his services to the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic he was awarded the MBE in the 2021 New Year’s Honours.

Tim is the professional lead for the doctors and is responsible for the trust's quality and clinical governance framework.

Tim is also the Senior Responsible Officer for the trust’s electronic patient record and extended this role to provide executive leadership for the entire digital services portfolio.

Dr Timothy Ho

Matt Joint
Chief People Officer

Appointed June 2021

Matt leads our ongoing work to support, cherish and develop our staff.

He joined Frimley Health from University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, where he was Director of People for four years.

Matt has previously held senior corporate roles in human resources at Centrica and Amey Plc. In previous years he has held the post of HR Director at Royal Mail Group, where he was responsible more than 40,000 staff. He has extensive experience of implementing major change initiatives in large organisations and has particular expertise in talent management, leadership, and development.

Matt trained as a research psychologist and held a research fellowship at Leeds University. He also has an MSc in Civil Engineering.

Matt Joint

Melanie van Limborgh
Chief of Nursing and Midwifery

Appointed January 2024

Melanie is leading Frimley Health’s improvements in safety, patient experience, infection control and facilities services, while providing professional leadership for nursing, midwifery, allied health professional (AHP) practice and healthcare scientists.

She was previously Director of Nursing at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where she started her extensive nursing career in perioperative care in anaesthetics and theatres. Throughout her time at Chelsea and Westminster she undertook a number of clinical and leadership positions and also completed a two-year secondment at Hillingdon Hospitals NHSFT where she held the role of chief nurse and director of infection prevention and control.

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Dr Na’eem Ahmed BEM FRCR 
Associate non-executive director

Appointed April 2023

Na’eem served as an Advisor to the Chief Executive of NHS England, Sir Simon Stevens and as Director as part of the national COVID-19 response where his portfolio of work included workforce safety, supply, and NHS staff Covid-19 vaccinations. Na'eem is currently Senior Clinical and Policy Advisor at the Department of Health and Social Care. 

Na’eem is a Consultant Radiologist in London and Former Trustee at Macmillan Cancer Support, Advisor at the Department for International Development, and Advisory Board member for former Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s volunteering initiative Team London.  Na’eem is former Editorial Board member of the Royal College of Physicians’ Clinical Medicine and Future Healthcare Journals. Na'eem is a Governor at Kingston Grammar School. 

Na’eem has written for REFORM, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, The Guardian, Health Foundation, Health Services Journal, and Prospect magazine.  Na’eem has been awarded the Point of Light award by former Prime Minister David Cameron and Medallist of the Order of the British Empire for services to volunteering and healthcare in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2019.

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