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.

Elaine Strachan-Hall
Interim Director of Nursing

Elaine Strachan-Hall has fifteen years experience as a director of nursing/chief nurse in three different organisations ranging from a District General Hospital, (Great Western in Swindon), to a large Multisite Trust (East Kent Hospitals), and more latterly a large teaching hospital: Oxford University Hospitals.  She has Masters degrees in both Nursing and Business Administration and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Oxford Brookes University. 


Since October 2013 Elaine has been working independently with consultancy firms undertaking quality governance reviews and quality improvement campaigns.  She joined the Trust in December 2013 to provide support to the Director of Nursing and has recently taken over this interim role until the expected merger is complete.   Elaine retains her role as the registered nurse on a CCG governing body in Warwickshire.    

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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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
1st Floor Tower
Wexham Park Hospital
Wexham Street
Berkshire SL2 4HL