Executive Directors

Name and Designation Experience and Area of Expertise


Grant Macdonald

Acting Chief Executive

Grant joined the Trust in January 2013.  Grant has worked in a range of clinical and managerial positions since joining the NHS in 1988.

Grant has undertaken several executive director roles across London and the Home Counties since 2004 with a wide range of portfolio responsibilities including operations, nursing, estates & facilities and governance.

Grant’s previous role was Chief Operating Officer at Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust the provider of community health services in Berkshire.

Anne Owen
Director of Nursing

Anne qualified as a nurse and midwife in Lancashire before moving to Reading where she qualified as a health visitor. Much of her career has been spent in community settings where she has developed services to enable people to be cared for in their own homes.

Anne has extensive board experience and  has held key posts in a number of healthcare rganisations across Berkshire latterly as the Managing Director and Director of Nursing for Berkshire West PCT.


Rob Loveland
Medical Director

Dr Loveland became Medical Director on 1 April 2013.  He graduated from St Bartholomew’s’ Hospital in 1980, and spent the next 10 years in central London on specialist rotations in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. He was appointed Consultant and Clinical Director of ITU at the Trust in 1990 and has held this post for the past 23 years whilst establishing ITU practice and the standing of the unit as a major player in the region, holding a reputation  for quality care and training.

Dr Loveland holds the fellowships of both the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, along with several national posts including chair of the Critical Care Network; a body for five years. 

 

 

 


Mark Johnston-Wood
Director of Estates and Facilities 

 

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Heather Allan
Chief Information Officer

Heather has a strong background in large complex organisations in both the commercial and non-profit sectors having held both Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer posts.

Heather’s previous role was Chief Operating Officer at The Global Fund, Geneva, an international organisation formed to achieve progress towards the Millennium Development Goals of reducing the global spread of Aids, TB and Malaria.

Heather has also held a number of Non-Executive Director roles. She has had considerable experience in business leadership at the highest level - delivering, directing and designing corporate strategies enabling successful business change and management.

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Thomas Lafferty
Director of Corporate Affairs

Thomas Lafferty joined the Trust in the role of Director of Corporate Affairs in January 2011. Thomas has a legal academic background and is a non-practising barrister. Through his time working in the NHS, Thomas has developed expertise in a broad range of clinical and corporate governance issues having worked in both an acute (Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust as Associate Director; Governance & Legal) and mental health setting (Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust as Trust Secretary). Thomas has also undertaken consultancy work for private medico-legal companies.

   Darren Cattell
Interim Director of Finance

Darren Cattell joins the Trust as the Interim Director of Finance. Darren has worked within healthcare for over 15 years and most recently was part of the team that led Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust out of significant breach of Monitor authorisation in just less than a year.

With wide-ranging experience as a Director of Finance and Performance, he has worked with Monitor at a number of challenged Foundation Trusts, including Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. He has also worked at the Department of Health and at several Primary Care Trusts.


Lisa Glynn
Chief Operating Officer

Lisa joined the Trust in February 2013 as Chief Operating Officer from Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust where she was the Director of Operations for Urgent Care. 

Lisa joined the NHS in 1994, after a period of time working in the private health sector, and has held a number of senior operational roles in the acute sector since that time.  After a short period establishing a Programme Management function at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Lisa acted into the Director of Operations position which was an Executive and Board position.

The Register of Directors is maintained by the Head of Corporate Affairs, who can be contacted on 01753 633566.

Chief Executive’s office

Heatherwood & Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust
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Wexham Park Hospital
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Slough
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