Trust Board

2 February 2021
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Amanda Fadero

Amanda has had an extensive and varied career in the NHS for over 40 years. She started her career in London where she trained and worked as a Paediatric and general nurse, moving into senior nursing leadership and management roles before moving into general management. She has held a number of senior executive roles in…

16 November 2020
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Steve Aumayer

Steve is an experienced HR Director who, after starting has career as a Royal Naval Officer has held a number of senior leadership roles in Healthcare and across other sectors. His healthcare experience includes Executive Director of Human Recourses and Organisational Development at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust,  Executive Director of Organisational Development and…

13 May 2020
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Richard Milner

Richard joins ESHT having held senior positions at several NHS Trusts in London covering community, mental health and the acute sector. He has worked predominantly in operations and service improvement, and brings his experience of leading transformation programmes to improve care for patients. His interests are technology-enabled change and working across organisational boundaries to improve…

7 August 2019
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Carys Williams

Carys has held a number of senior executive roles within Lloyds Banking Group. She is currently the organisation’s Fraud & Disputes Director responsible for protecting and supporting 27 million customers across the Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland brands.  She started her career as an auditor with KPMG and MBNA, before moving to Brighton. She…

7 August 2019
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Paresh Patel

Paresh has extensive experience in strategic business development built up during a successful 25-year career in financial services and healthcare. He has held senior roles at PwC and Fidelity International.  In 2008 he developed a single specialty eye hospital Optegra, and significantly expanded the company’s ophthalmic business throughout the UK as well as in Europe…

1 February 2019
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Steve Phoenix

Steve Phoenix has been Chair of the Trust Board since February 2019. He joined the Board after a long career in health care leadership. His first NHS executive Board appointment was in 1988. He spent 13 years as a Director and 16 years as a Chief Executive (10 in the NHS and 6 at Hamad…

24 September 2018
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Nicola Webber

Nicola Webber been appointed from 27th September 2018 to 26th September 2023. Nicola Webber is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and has spent the last 15 years working in the financial sector in London. Previous roles include Assistant Director at Deloitte LLP and Commercial Director at INSYNERGY Investment…

17 September 2018
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Karen Manson

Karen Manson has been appointed from 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2024. Karen Manson is the Managing Director of Manson Associates, a UK-based, global business consultancy specialising in healthcare and sustainability. She originally trained as a veterinary surgeon, practicing for over seven years in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Prior to establishing Manson…

2 October 2017
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Vikki Carruth

Vikki Carruth joined the Trust on 2nd October 2017. Originally from Dublin, Vikki qualified as a registered nurse in the UK undertaking a number of post graduate studies at the University of Brighton. She has worked in the NHS since 1989, holding a variety of senior nursing posts in a number of trusts in London…

10 August 2017
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Dr Simon Merritt

GMC reference no: 4728090 Professional profile Dr Simon Merritt is a Consultant in Respiratory, General and Sleep Medicine at Conquest Hospital and the Chief Medical Officer. He trained at United Medical and Dental School of Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals, London gaining a BSc in Psychology, before graduating with Honours in 2000. After completing his…