Board Members

Our Board Members

Prof Richard Barker OBE


Richard is Chair of the Health Innovation Network Board. Richard is a strategic advisor, speaker and author on healthcare and life sciences. As a workstream champion in the Accelerated Access Review, he has advised successive UK governments on new healthcare tech.

Adrian McLachlan

Vice Chairman

Adrian is a GP Partner at Hetherington Practice in Clapham and Chair of the Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group. He trained at Kings College in 1983 and after qualifying took up a hospital based post in Plymouth before returning to London. During his career he developed an interest in mental health, addictions and healthcare for the homeless.

Catherine Pearson

Board Member

Catherine has been the Chief Executive of Healthwatch Lambeth, since its inception in 2013. The charitable organisation works to ensure that the voice of local people is heard. Catherine is also Vice Chair of Lambeth’s Safeguarding Adults Board and chairs the Board's Community Reference Group.

Darren Tymens

Board Member

Darren is a GP Partner in East Sheen. Since 2014 he has been the Chair of the Richmond GP Alliance, a GP Federation that includes all 28 practices in Richmond upon Thames. He is also the Joint Chair of the South West London GP Federation Collaborative, an alliance of 6 GP Federations.

Hilary Newiss

Board Member

Hilary is a lawyer and former partner in Denton Hall solicitors. She specialised in intellectual property law and has served on several public bodies. She is currently a Trustee of the Natural History Museum, Chair of National Voices and recently advised on a Review of Access to Innovative Medicines for the Office of Life Sciences.

Ian Abbs

Board Member

Ian became Medical Officer of Guy’s and St Thomas’ in January 2011. He joined the Trust as a consultant renal physician and honorary senior lecturer at King’s College London in 1994 and has had a distinguished clinical and academic career, which has included a broad range of senior management positions. In addition to his clinical work, Ian has played a key role in the development of Clinical Academic Groups, the management units of King’s Health Partners, and was closely involved in work to integrate with Lambeth and Southwark community services.

Jacqueline Totterdell

Board Member

Jacqueline joined St George’s as Chief Executive in May 2017. She was previously Chief Executive of West Middlesex University NHS Trust, where she helped steer the merger with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS FT. She spent 5 years as Chief Executive of Southend University Hospital NHS Trust, and been Chief Operating Officer at Barts Health and Hillingdon Hospital.

Jenny Higham

Board Member

Professor Jenny Higham is Principal of St George's, University of London and represents universities on the HIN Board. She took up appointment at St George’s on 2 November 2015, where she also practices clinically as a Gynaecologist in the Trust . She is also the first female Chair of the Medical Schools Council, a position she was elected to in August 2016.

Jill Lockett

Board Member

Jill is the Director of Performance and Delivery at King’s Health Partners. She was Service Director for the Behavioural and Developmental Psychiatry CAG in South London and Maudsley NHS FT. Previously, she was Director of Cancer Waits and Heart Team Capital Programme at DH. Previous roles include Chief Executive of a London PCG and Director of Commissioning in a PCT.

Jon Siddall

Board Member

Jon is Director of funding at the Guy’s and St Thomas’ charity, having previously worked within the healthcare and foundation sectors. Most recently, Jon helped to develop and establish the South West Academic Health Science Network as Director of Innovation.

Julie Lowe

Board Member

Julie is Chief Operating Officer for the South East London Sustainability and Transformation Partnership. Julie has been an NHS manager for over 20 years working mostly in provider organisations, including 9 years as chief executive of acute Trusts. She is currently co-chairing a national review of graduate management training across the NHS in England.

Julian David

Board Member

Julian has spent over 30 years in the tech industry including roles at IBM as Vice President for Small and Medium Business and Vice President for Public Sector. As CEO of techUK Julian leads a 60 strong team in representing 800+ member companies, ensuring that the digital tech industry is at the heart of a modern society and economy in Britain.

Kevin Fenton

Board Member

Professor Kevin Fenton, MD, PhD, FFPH, is the Public Health England National Director for Health and Wellbeing. In this role he oversees PHE's national prevention programmes including screening for cancer and other conditions, Health Checks, national health marketing campaigns, public mental health, and a range of wellbeing programmes for infants, youth, adults and older adults.

Kosh Agarwal

Board Member

Kosh is a Consultant Hepatologist and Transplant Physician at the Institute of Liver Studies, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He is also lead for the Viral Hepatitis service which is the largest treatment centre for the disease in the UK. He has accreditation in general internal medicine, gastroenterology and hepatology.

Matthew Patrick

Board Member

Matthew is Chief Executive of South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He is now a member of the executive board of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre and sits on the Board of the CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care).

Patricia Wright

Board Member

Patricia holds a pharmacy qualification. Before becoming a chief executive at Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Patricia worked as a hospital pharmacist, general manager and health authority pharmacist. She has also been the chief executive of the Royal College of Physicians, director of strategic commissioning at a primary care trust and the chief executive of three other NHS trusts.

Peter Littlejohns

Board Member

Peter is Professor of Public Health in the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College London and Honorary Consultant to Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.

Sarah Blow

Board Member

Sarah Blow is the Accountable Officer for the NHS South West London Alliance, made up of Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth CCGs, with Sutton CCG joining from April 2018. Sarah is also the senior responsible officer for the sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) in SW London.