steve-erskine.jpgSteve has over 20 years board level experience in both the public and private sectors.

He was previously the chairman of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and sat on the Dorset Integrated Care System partnership board. He was also vice-chairman at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and has been an NHS non-executive director since 2011.

As a business development director for L3 Communications, a large US technology company, Steve was responsible for the delivery of intelligence and information systems into a range of domestic and international markets. During this time he led a multi-company team on the implementation of a new national child protection technology system to 46 police and law enforcement agencies in the UK.

Between 2005 and 2010 Steve was the Integrated Service Management Director for a large Home Office agency. He was responsible for the delivery of operational services in the UK and 40 countries worldwide.

Steve’s career started at Ordnance Survey where he worked his way up through the organisation to become the main board director responsible for technology, product management and the full paper mapping production business. During this time he was the strategic relationship lead for external organisations and partners such as the Countryside Agency, DEFRA and MoD and also represented the UK on the management board of the European association for national mapping, cadastral and land registration authorities.


Alex started her career in operational management at ExxonMobil’s Fawley Oil Refinery and holds an engineering degree from Cambridge University. After 13 years at Exxon, Alex moved to the NHS.

Her first NHS role was at North Hampshire Hospital in 2005 and during her time there she covered areas as diverse as project management, governance, productivity and operational management of the Emergency Division. She went on to become chief operating officer at Winchester Hospital.  From 2012 to 2017 Alex was chief operating officer for Solent NHS Trust which provides community based physical and mental health services in Southampton, Portsmouth and parts of Hampshire.  She became chief executive of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2017.

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Ruth qualified in medicine from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine. Her postgraduate training in Clinical Radiology was followed by appointment as a consultant Radiologist at the Hammersmith Hospital. She worked there until 2014 with additional roles in postgraduate medical training and at the Royal College of Radiologists. In 2014 she moved to Royal Bournemouth Hospital, now part of University Hospitals trust where as deputy CMO she supported colleagues through merger, the pandemic and the initiation of significant building and transformation work as part of the new hospitals programme.


julie-dawes.jpgJulie qualified at St James Hospital in Leeds and has worked as a nurse for 37 years. She graduated from Southampton University with a Masters Degree in 2005.

Her clinical background was mainly in cancer and palliative care and is passionate about patient care and drives hard to maintain high standards of care. She has worked in several organisations including UHS, Portsmouth Foundation Trust, Calderdale and Huddersfield and more recently Southern Health. This is Julie's fourth board position.

Steve West thumbnail.JPGSteve qualified as an accountant with KPMG and spent the early part of his career working for them in their audit and transaction services practices.

Prior to joining HHFT, Steve worked for Babcock International Group where he held a number of senior finance roles for subsidiaries in the Education, Training, Engineering, Facilities Management and Construction sectors, most recently supporting their Land Defence division as Finance Director.

Having spent more than a decade with Babcock, Steve joined Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in September 2022 as Chief Financial Officer, his first NHS role.


andy Hyett thumbnail.JPGAndy joined Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as chief operating officer in September 2022. He has a wide range of NHS experience starting his career as a biomedical scientist at Dorset County Hospital in the 1990's. He later moved from the hospital laboratories into a management role whilst working at Royal Hampshire County Hospital. Andy has held a number of senior management positions across the region including Portsmouth NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, the latter as deputy chief operating officer. Andy became chief operating officer at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust in 2015 and continue in this post until joining HHFT. 


tim-powell.pngTim joined Hampshire Hospitals in September 2023 from the London Fire Brigade, where he had been overseeing their people agenda for the last 5 years which has included supporting the Brigade and it's workforce in response to the Grenfell Fire tragedy. Tim also led the Brigade's response to the Covid-19 pandemic and has most recently commissioned the review in to the Brigade's culture.

Prior to this Tim worked in the NHS for 7 years at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust where he was the Director for Workforce and Organisational Development as well as undertaking the Interim Chief Executive Officer post for 15 months. Tim has held a number of other high profile HR Director roles at organisations including the London Development Agency, Transport for London, and Royal Mail and brings a wealth of experience to HHFT.

Away from work, Tim is married to Dorota and lives in Godalming. When he isn't working he can usually be found on two wheels due to his passion for cycling and runs a local cycling racing team in Surrey!

Tim is delighted to be returning to the NHS, and has a passion for delivering service to local communities - particularly those who are often most vulnerable. Whilst there have been opportunities to do this before hand Tim was particularly drawn to the values of HHFT and the commitment to providing outstanding care to every patient that was evident in everyone he spoke to during the application and selection process. Tim is really looking to leading the people portfolio for HHFT and continuing to build on the great work that has been done in making the Trust a great place to work for everyone.


Shirlene is responsible for working collaboratively with partners in the health ecosystem including the public, commissioners, providers of health and social care services, local authority, the voluntary sector and private sector, to develop its strategy to provide outstanding care to patients and to improve the health and wellbeing of the population it serves. This includes the strategy planning process, which links the clinical, financial, estate and digital/technology planning cycles into a coherent whole Trust strategy, work with the Local Care Partnership join acute care seamlessly with primary, community, mental health and social care plans and work with the Hampshire & Isle of Wight STP on its Strategic Delivery Plan.

Her areas of professional interest include strategy, systems leadership, population health, innovation and quality improvement. Shirlene has developed capability programmes for health professionals in outcomes-based commissioning & integrated care and innovation.

Shirlene has worked in both public and private sectors and has previously held senior positions at GlaxoSmithKline including Vice President, Sustainable Health Lab and Vice President, Supply Strategy, and at Imperial College Health Partners as Director of Innovation, Commerce & Capability. She has a PhD, MBA, Certificate in Population Health and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Dominic has experience in both the private and public sectors and lives locally in northeast Hampshire. 

He is currently Resource Director at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in the Civil Service and was previously Director of Strategy and Change at the Cabinet Office where he also led Government Recruitment.

Prior to joining the Civil Service, Dominic worked in consulting, operations and actuarial roles in the private sector for organisations including Norwich Union (now Aviva), Aon Consulting and BAE Systems Pension Operations.

He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (FCIPD), a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute (FPMI), and a Fellow of Forward Institute’s ‘Responsible Leadership’. Dominic is a graduate of Major Project Leadership Academy (MPLA) from University of Oxford Said Business School, holds an MSc from University of East Anglia, Norwich, and a BA (Hons) from University of Cape Coast, Ghana. 

Dominic’s favourite pastime is spending time with his young family in Hampshire and is an avid supporter and season ticket holder of Norwich City FC - a good test of his resilience

Jos-Creese-_w.gifJos started his professional life in the Department of Health and Social Security as a government statistician, advising the BDA and the BMA in medical research analyses, working with major hospitals in the UK on clinical trials.

He is a past president of both the ‘British Computer Society’ and of the ‘Society of Innovation, Technology and Management’ (Socitm), and for over a decade he was CIO and latterly CDO for Hampshire County Council. He chairs the Open University School of Computing Industrial Board and is an NED for the Department of International Trade on the Risk and Audit Committee covering cyber, digital and information risk.

Jos runs his own digital consultancy and advisory business, providing advice to public and private sectors on digital and IT strategies, business risk, marketing, and customer service, and has worked for over 250 organisations. He also undertakes research, event facilitation and lecturing for a range of universities and professional bodies in the UK and internationally, including on topics such as health and social care, public administration and cyber risk.

John Deverill.jpgBefore joining HHFT, John was General Manager in GE Healthcare, a major US-based international medical technology company, leading business partnerships with some of the largest and most successful hospitals across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  In this role John was accountable for aligning multiple commercial, technological and, crucially, people to successfully deliver value and outcomes for patients and staff.

John’s previous career includes 16 years as a strategic healthcare consultant, advising public and private healthcare organisations nationally and internationally on business transformation, enabling technologies, organisational design and commercial viability.  For 6 years he was the CEO of Finnamore Limited, a thriving independent consultancy firm within UK prior to orchestrating its successful sale and integration within GE Healthcare.

Following his training to become a chartered engineer, John’s early work experience includes 18 years as an officer in the British Army in various leadership roles.  John retired from the Army in 2000.

Stephen Duckworth 1.jpgOver the last 20 years, Stephen has gained board level and senior executive experience in a range of private, public, and not-for-profit organisations including within the NHS and advisory roles to Government.  

Founder and chief executive of Disability Matters Limited, a research and consultancy business with expertise in health and safety, sustainability and diversity with an emphasis on access and mobility, Stephen’s lived experience as a wheelchair user will also bring valuable insights to the trust Board. 

Stephen holds Non-Executive Director positions for Palace of Westminster Restoration & Renewal Delivery Authority, and Network Rail. His career also includes sitting on the board for the Olympic Delivery Authority and Board Champion for Equality and Diversity, and was listed in Power 100 of the most influential disabled people in Britain. 

Social care service user and currently recipient of continuing healthcare funding, Stephen is passionate about creating a target operating model to deliver integrated healthcare solutions to influence national policy. Personal values driven by integrity and ethical standards combined with a strong sense of fun.

Simon Holmes resized.jpgSimon Holmes trained in medicine at St Marys Hospital, London qualifying in 1984 and then underwent surgical training in and around London, before specialising in Urology which included completion of a higher surgical research degree. Simon then climbed the specialist ladder before being appointed a consultant in Portsmouth Hospitals Trust in 1995.

During his surgical career Simon sub-specialised in Urological cancer surgery and also established a research unit in the department. His interest in cancer therapies led to involvement in the national cancer networks and he became medical director of the Central South Coast Cancer Network in 2007. Simon was then appointed to the role of medical director of Portsmouth Hospitals Trust in 2010, a post which he held until 2017 gaining board experience of a large acute Trust during this time.

Simon retired from clinical practice at the end of 2018.

Laks Khangura_w.jpgLaks is a fellow member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) with 20 years of experience in the utilities, aviation, health, education and telecommunications industries.

He qualified with Southern Electric PLC before moving to British Airways as Finance Controller for one of their subsidiary company’s, Speedwing International (SIL). Laks was involved in the successful sale by British Airways of Speedwing Mobile Comms to Spice Holdings PLC and was asked to join the board of the newly formed company, AirRadio Ltd as their Finance Director.

Laks has held senior financial and commercial board roles in healthcare companies including DMC Healthcare (Primary Care), Community Dental Services (Community Interest Company) and Radiology Reporting Online (partly owned by UCLH)

Laks has also held a portfolio of part time non-executive director positions. He joined Hillingdon PCT as Non-Executive Director and was appointed Chairman of Hillingdon Community Healthcare (HCH) where he supported the transfer of HCH to CNWL. He joined the board of CNWL Mental Health Trust as Non-Executive Director where he was Chair of the Audit Committee.

Laks has recently left his role as CEO of FedBucks, the GP Federations in Buckinghamshire. He led the organisation from start up to being a significant player in the Bucks Integrated Care System.

Clancy Murphy 3.JPGClancy Murphy is currently the Chief People Officer for Chemring Group PLC at a global FTSE 250 defence and technology business. Having spent her early career in a variety of HR roles at Deloitte,  she joined Equiniti in 2012, and became the first female – and the youngest - Executive Board Committee member. Clancy subsequently undertook a Partner role for Drax, with an objective to build and lead the Leadership Advisory Practice. After working with Chemring Group PLC as a client, she was approached by them to lead their Global People Agenda from 2018.


People truly are at the heart of what Clancy has built her career on.  She has a key role in delivering  the Chemring  ESG strategy and has an enduring focus on DE&I which she has led in many of her previous roles as well as now at Chemring. 


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Ruth Williams resized.jpgRuth has long experience of securing quality improvements for patient care. She most recently worked as the Director of Nursing for NHS England, Wessex and latterly Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thames Valley. In this capacity she led the quality team, and worked with commissioners and providers of health care to ensure and support improvement and strategic planning for quality care. Ruth’s responsibilities in this role also included ensuring that patient experience and safeguarding duties were met across Wessex and Hampshire and Thames Valley. In addition she worked closely with Health Education England on workforce development.

Ruth has held senior positions in South East Coast SHA, including interim Director of Nursing. Before this she worked in nursing management positions in Western Sussex NHS Trust and the Royal West Sussex NHS Trust.

Ruth is also a Trustee of Langley House Trust charity and a Member of Gosport and Fareham multi academy Trust Board.