Governors and Engagement


What is a Governor?

Governors are elected by members and staff to represent their interests.

They also ensure that the Board fulfils the requirements of NHS Improvement (the Trust’s independent regulator), and acts in accordance with the Trust’s stated objectives.

There are three types of governors:

What are their main responsibilities?

  • appointing and removing the chair, non-executive directors and external auditor
  • approving the appointment of future Trust chief executive
  • receiving the Trust’s annual accounts, auditor’s report and annual report
  • setting non-executive directors remuneration and allowances
  • being consulted on the development of future plans for the Trust and of any significant changes to the way services are provided
  • representing the view of their constituencies

Interested in becoming a Governor?

Information about upcoming elections can be found here.

Information about previous elections is available here.

If you have any questions or queries about our governors or the election process, please do not hesitate to contact us