Public - North Hampshire and West Berkshire

Anthony Bravo

This is Anthony’s second spell as a governor, having previously been a stakeholder governor representing higher education. In 2013 he was elected as a public governor representing North Hampshire and West Berkshire.

Anthony's background is mainly in the education sector, with some 25 years working in further education. Anthony moved to Basingstoke in 2009 when he took up the position of Principal at Basingstoke College of Technology.

Joy Deadman

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Joy lives in Basingstoke and has been a volunteer at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital for more than 30 years.

Joy became a governor in January 2012. She is a long standing member of the Patients’ Voice Forum and a member of different committees throughout the hospital. Joy’s great passion is to ensure patients are treated with respect, dignity, to have the best possible care, and for resources to be channelled into the right areas of need.

Now retired Joy likes to spend time with her husband, two children and grandchildren.

Douglas Ralph

Douglas Ralph

Douglas retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2014 after a thirty-eight-year career with the Army Medical Services.  Passionate about all forms of healthcare, Douglas has a wide variety of experience, from providing direct support to troops on the ground to strategic overview and policy development at MoD board level.  

During his time in the military, Douglas served as Commander Medical London, where he oversaw healthcare planning and execution for military personnel during landmark events such as the Royal Wedding, the Diamond Jubilee and, the 2012 Olympic Games. 

Douglas lives in Basingstoke and is married with two children.  He is a governor of Marnel Junior School, and a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Birmingham, Derby and Middlesex.  He is also a keen golfer. 

Gilda McIntosh

Gilda McIntosh

Gilda has lived in Basingstoke since 1970.  She worked in banking for almost 27 years where she gained comprehensive financial and accounting skills and undertook specialist roles in graduate mentoring and corporate sponsorship. 

Following her banking career she changed direction completely into the voluntary sector taking an exciting role in management with Citizens’ Advice Bureau... her biggest satisfaction was undertaking the valuable social policy work based on improving client outcomes.  Gilda was the Director of Basingstoke Counselling Service, an independent charity providing much needed counselling both short term and open ended, to clients. 

She has enjoyed 16 years in the health related voluntary sector at Board level gaining good constitutional knowledge and governance skills.

Gilda is Vice-Chair of Basingstoke Voluntary Action, and represents the voluntary sector at the Basingstoke Area Strategic Partnership, The Mental Health Alliance and The Basingstoke Health & Wellbeing Partnership.