Interim Chief Executive (voting member)
Sally Johnson, currently Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation (ODT), will become our interim Chief Executive Officer when Ian Trenholm leaves at the end of July. Our Chair, Millie Banerjee, will start a recruitment process over the summer for a permanent Chief Executive, and hopes to have someone identified by the end of 2018.
Chair (voting member)
Millie Banerjee has had a long and varied career in both the private and public sectors. She has extensive experience in corporate governance, having held a number of non-executive appointments including non-executive director of the Cabinet Office. Currently she is a non-executive director of East London NHS Foundation Trust and the interim chair of the College of Policing. She is the external examiner of the Telecoms with Business MSC course at University College London.
Outgoing Chief Executive (voting member)
Ian has led strategic operations since 2014, and is the driving force behind our 2016 strategic plan. Ian leaves NHSBT mid 2018 to join the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as their new Chief Executive. Ian started his career as an Inspector with the Royal Hong Kong Police and then moved to Surrey Police before working in the private sector. Prior to NHSBT, Ian was the Chief Operating Officer at DEFRA and before this, the Chief Executive of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
Jeremy was most recently a Partner and Vice President in IBM’s consulting and systems integration business (GBS), and previously a Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers. He took up post in 2013.
Professor Paresh Vyas
Professor Vyas is a Professor of Haematology at Oxford University, he runs a research laboratory at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine. (Chair of the Research and Development Committee).
Roy Griffins CB
Roy has been Chairman of the Board of London City Airport since 2007 and was formerly the British Chairman of the Channel Tunnel Intergovernmental Commission. (Chair of the Trust Fund Committee).
Keith is a Consultant Transplant Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is a former President of the British Transplantation Society.
Charles St John
Charles was a Partner at private equity investment firms Cognetas and Electra. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Capstone Fostercare, Marken Logistics and Whiteline Windows.
Lord (Jonny) Oates was Deputy Director of Communications in 10 Downing Street and then Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister, Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, (2010-2015).
Louise is a Legal Director at Pinsent Masons LLP, and was previously a Medical Research Scientist. She was appointed to the Board of NHSBT on 7 October 2013 for four years.
Interim Director of Communications (non-voting member)
Ceri is a strategic digital leader with experience in the commercial and public sector. Ceri worked previously for Tesco, where her work included the management of Tesco.com and Tesco Direct.
Director of Finance (voting member)
Qualified Chartered Accountant, Rob joined in April 2008 with 20+ years' senior financial management experience. Formerly he was Global Vice-President Finance & Planning, Foods at Quest International.
Interim Director - Organ Donation and Transplantation (voting member)
Anthony is a registered nurse with over 25 years NHS experience. He has held a number of leadership roles within the organisation including Blood Donation, Tissue and Eye Services and ODT.
Chief Digital Officer (non-voting member)
Aaron joined in January 2010 and became our first Chief Digital Officer in July 2015. Previously he was at the United Network for Organ Sharing, which manage the United States’ transplantation system.
Director of Quality (non-voting member)
Ian joined in 2009 and became a Director in 2015. He has over 25 years experience in senior national and international Quality and Regulatory Compliance roles in both public and private organisations.
Dr Gail Miflin
Medical and Research Director (voting member)
Gail joined in 2010 and became a Director in 2016. Previously she was a Consultant Haematologist at hospitals and NHS Trusts, specialising in treating patients with red cell disorders.
Dr Huw Williams
Director of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services (voting member)
Huw joined in August 2012. He has a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Birmingham Medical School. His expertise is in biopharmacy, medical devices and renal and cancer services to the NHS.
Director of Blood Donation (non-voting member)
Mike joined in June 2015. He has experience in operations, transformation, and customer and patient care with major healthcare organisations and retailers inc. Lloyds Pharmacy, Alliance Boots and M&S.
Director of Manufacturing and Logistics
Greg has had senior roles within ICI and Akzo Nobel. He was latterly Chief Operating Officer of McBride Plc, Europe’s leading supplier of private label household and personal care products.
Director of Workforce
Katherine joined NHSBT in 2007 as the Deputy Director of Workforce having previously worked at several acute Trusts along the South Coast. Katherine became a Director in 2017.