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Executive Leadership Team

Phil Morley, Chief Executive Officer

Phil joined the Trust on 7 July 2014. He has a lot of experience at Chief Executive level and has worked in a number of acute NHS hospitals including district, teaching and foundation trusts.

Most recently, Phil led Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust; a position he held from October 2010. Previously he worked for Mid Cheshire NHS Foundation Trust, firstly as Director of Turnaround, then Director of Operations, before becoming CEO. Phil has also held various director level positions at the Department of Health and spent many years in his early career working clinically within the NHS.

Phil’s skills in running hospitals with similar challenges to ours will ensure we continue to build upon our achievements. The wealth of knowledge and leadership Phil brings with him will prove to be extremely valuable.

Professor Nancy Fontaine, Chief Nurse

I joined Princess Alexandra Hospital in November 2012, having previously been the Director of Nursing at Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone and Deputy Chief Nurse at Barts Health NHS Trust. I have a background as a clinical academic and was a Consultant Nurse in Emergency and Urgent care for 10 years; I have led on local and national patient safety programmes, which included working with NICE and the development of national safety competencies. My aims are to improve our patients’ experience to ensure every patient receives excellent personalised care and treatment every time and provide dynamic leadership to nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. I believe that by empowering our staff to excel, furthering the use of technology, staff will champion a culture of safe, effective care which ultimately improved experience and outcomes for local people. I am committed to making sure we provide care and treatment which is ‘right first time’, so that every patient and their family have the best experience possible and recommend Princess Alexandra as their hospital for care.

I am also a professor of nursing at Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Essex, with a focus on campaigning nurse- led research and innovation at the bedside to improve patient outcomes. By enhancing academic success and leadership for nurses, midwives and AHPs we can deliver the most up to date patient centred care and improvements at Princess Alexandra Hospital

Trevor Smith, Chief Financial Officer

I was appointed as PAHT’s Director of Finance (DoF) in July 2013. I oversee a budget of over £170 million pounds and my main focus is ensuing the Trust uses that money wisely. Running a hospital with three thousand staff and hundreds of thousands of patient visits per year means significant cash flows. I therefore focus my attention on making sure we use our resources as effectively and efficiently as possible.

I bring a wealth of experience to the role having been a DoF for more than twelve years within a range of health sectors including acute, community and commissioning services. DoF posts have included Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust and NHS Direct.

I Ied the financial application for one of the first successful Foundation Trust authorisations at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals; it secured their financial autonomy and my aim is to help Princess Alexandra achieve a similar ambition.

Marc Davis, Director of Pathways and Partnerships

My role is strategic – looking to the future and working out how our hospital Trust goes from strength to strength. I look at the big picture, and consider how we manage competing opportunities in order to ensure the long term health of our organisation.

I joined PAHT in 2012 and have extensive experience of working in all sectors of healthcare notably as Director of Primary Care in South West Essex and as Director of Healthcare Development in Uttlesford PCT. Building on my experience of service redesign I am keen to support clinicians improve patient care pathways and to explore how the hospital can build stronger and more integrated services with primary care. A key enabler in this regard is the use of technology and I am currently the executive lead for the implementation of the new Electronic Patient Record system, a multi-million pound investment programme.

Success for me will be when the Trust has redesigned care pathways and developed more integrated care, providing services not only within the hospital.

Gloria Barber, Chief of Workforce and Operational Development

We have 3000 staff in our organisation. My role is to ensure that each and every one of them promotes and lives by the values which our organisation aspires to. These values are Caring, Committed, Respectful and Responsible. We are aiming to deliver the best patient experience possible and embodying these values is integral to our success.

I have led major engagement and cultural change programmes in other large NHS organisations such as NHS West Hertfordshire and for East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. Since I joined the Princess Alexandra NHS Trust in December 2012 I have also been working hard to ensure that our staff demonstrate the best behaviours possible and that they feel valued by the organisation.

I fully believe that a happy, engaged workforce is key to providing the safest and best care for our patients.

Stephanie Lawton, Chief Operating Officer

Stephanie joined Princess Alexandra Hospital in March 2015 from Basildon and Thurrock Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she was Deputy Director of Workforce, and most recently Acting Director of Workforce and Organisational Development. Stephanie has more than 23 years’ experience in the NHS, including roles in London, Yorkshire and Scotland.

Andy Morris, Chief Medical Officer

I qualified in London in 1988 and have been a consultant anaesthetist with an interest in intensive care at Whipps Cross since 1999. I have been in leadership roles throughout my consultant career. I was a clinical director for over 5 years for the surgical, anaesthetic, emergency and acute medicine departments. In 2012, I became the group director for surgical, dental and anaesthetic services at Barts Health and then the associate medical director in 2014.

Throughout this time, I have maintained a clinical role and will continue to do so in my new post. Whilst there is no training programme for clinical leaders, I have forged my own pathway on the shop floor and with the help of the Kings Fund and UCL Staff College. My passions are for high quality care and safety of a standard that I would expect for myself and my family. PAHT is my local hospital and I start here at a time of great change for the NHS. I am looking forward to meeting and working with new colleagues, be they doctors, nurses or managers. My view is that this three way relationship is absolutely key to success.