Anthony moved to Basingstoke in 2009 when he took up the position of Principal at Basingstoke College of Technology. His earliest years were spent in Church Crookham.
This is Anthony’s second stint as a governor and the college’s partnership with the hospital is important as a major employer of the town to ensure the students in the Borough are trained effectively and with the skills required to meet the needs of the local hospital.
His background is mainly in the education sector, with some 25 years in an FE environment. He also worked for two years for Marks and Spencer as a graduate management trainee, based in the Marble Arch Flagship Store.
Prior to moving to Basingstoke, Anthony was Principal at Crossways Academy, Lewisham which became a CISCO world reference site for use of ICT in education, as well as providing a template for integrated smart building technology.
Anthony represents the college at many local and national organisations including the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, Basingstoke Consortium, Basingstoke Area Strategic Partnership, Enterprise M3 LEP, Destination Basingstoke, Association of Colleges (South East) and the Ufi Charitable Trust.
Abigail began her career as a personal care attendant, looking after older, chronically ill and disabled people in their homes. She then qualified as a registered nurse and worked in hospital and community settings for 5 years. During this period, Abigail conducted several studies of different areas of the hospital, including medical casenotes, clinical coding, measurement of clinical effectiveness of treatments and evaluation of ward procedures.
Abigail then worked as a management consultant for 10 years on projects as diverse as NHS communication systems and transformation of core retail banking processes. She then left consultancy to bring up 4 children and became involved in school and community activities, such as the Parent Teach Association, mother and toddler groups and Sunday school. She also nursed her parents through terminal illness.
Abigail helped to establish and run a COVID-19 Community Hub, she is also a Governor of Winklebury Federation Schools; a Community Ambassador and member of the PPG in the Watership Down Primary Care Group; a member of the Oakley with Wootton Parochial Church Council; and a Trustee of Besom in Basingstoke, which works with several local agencies to support vulnerable people in Basingstoke. She became a Governor of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2021.
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.
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 also a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Birmingham, Derby and Middlesex and a keen golfer.
Daughne has lived in Tadley for 23 years and retired in 2011 as a senior healthcare management professional with over 36 years extensive experience in catering, facilities and estates management. She is passionate about staff training and involvement and is a qualified HR practitioner and a champion driver of hygiene standards and customer care.
Daughne gained a qualification with BSI in the field of Quality management implementing ISO9000 and new EU standards for several companies; she also became qualified in hygiene management and training with the Royal Institute of Public Health. Daughne has undertaken a significant numbers of third party food supplier audits and worked for British Airways to create the BA state of the art catering centre catering at Heathrow, implementing hygiene procedures and protocols and training some 1700 cabin crew in food hygiene!. Daughne returned to the NHS to work on the formation of a new Shared Service for Facilities and Estates and to be involved with two new build hospital projects in West Berkshire and has since worked on a project in Romania to build a cancer care unit for disadvantaged citizens.
Daughne is a dedicated healthcare professional who fosters patient dignity and quality of care and is especially concerned with Care of the Elderly and is now working with the European Commission project’ European Innovation Partnership in Active and Healthy Ageing ‘, she is a visionary who consistently promotes improvements in patient services where the only standard acceptable is that of Gold standard thereby ensuring the hospital or clinic is recognised as a leader in its field.