Our Council of Governors represents the interests of staff, patients, public, service users and carers, as well as other local organisations in the running of our Foundation Trust. The Council is largely made up of representatives covering all the districts and boroughs of the county. The Board of Governors meets regularly to discuss and review the Trust’s plans. Contact the Foundation Trust Office if you would like to know more about becoming a Governor.


What they do

The Council of Governors is a very important forum that helps shape the future direction of the Trust. 

Members of the public, patients, service users, carers, and staff are all encouraged to get in touch with our Governors to improve the way we work and deliver services. You can contact any of our Governors via our Foundation Trust office. You can be confident that our Governors will always treat what you tell them sensitively and confidentially when needed. Your experiences, views and suggestions can really help the Trust to make services better for everyone. The Council of Governors meets regularly to discuss and review the Trust’s plans. Other roles and responsibilities for the Council of Governors are: 

  • Representing members’ views to the Trust’s board of directors
  • Sharing information about key decisions with members of the Trust
  • Appointing or removing the chair and non-executive directors
  • Being involved in recruitment of the chief executive
  • Appointing the Trust’s auditors
  • Providing advice on the future strategic plans of the Trust
  • Receiving the annual report and accounts at the annual general meeting.

Council of Governors meetings

As an NHS Foundation Trust, we put quality and safety at the foundation of everything we do.  This is why we are currently holding our Council of Governors meetings virtually.  For our forthcoming meetings, we have put in place a live event which will enable our members to watch and to ask questions. Listed below are the dates for our future Council of Governors meetings:

  • Monday 18 September 2023, 17:30 to 19:00 (Annual General Meeting of the Council of Governors and Annual Public and Members meeting)
  • Thursday 9 November 2023, 10:30 to 14:00 (via Microsoft Teams)
  • Thursday 4 January 2024, 15:00 to 18:00 (via Microsoft Teams)
  • Thursday 14 March 2024, 10:30 to 14:00 (via Microsoft Teams)

If you wish to ask a question or attend the Council of Governors meeting, please e-mail

Recording of previous meetings are currently provided as a reference and are uploaded as soon as is feasibly and technically possible following the meeting.

The recording of our September 2023 Council of Governors meeting can be watched below:



Meet our Governors

Public Governors

Kettering & Corby - Simon Davey | Laura Wood

Daventry & South Northants - Carol Philips | Rebecca Breese | Aimee Clifford 

Northampton - Rupal Shah | David N. Jones | Lynda Cox

Wellingborough & East Northants - Ranjit Singh | Robyn Cutforth

Rest of England - Al Richards

Patient and Carer Governors

Parent and Carer Governors - Atakan Ozkan | Pat Marshall | Kerry Bradshaw | Sam Bailey | Lloyd Cox | Susan Bruce | Lee Coyle | Vacant | Vacant

Staff Governors

Doctors & Dentists - VACANT

Registered Nurses - Richard Amponsah

Unregistered Nurses - Vacant

Other Clinical - Joanne Dalrymple-Smith

Non Clinical - Vacant

Partner Governors

West Northamptonshire Council - Cllr Matt Golby

North Northamptonshire Council - Cllr Dorothy Maxwell

The University of Northampton - Roshni Khatri

REACH Collaborative - Sharon Womersley

Older People - Age UK Northamptonshire - Sue Watts

Carer - Mark Major

Becoming a governor

Our next round of Governor elections will open in early 2022. Please check back here for more information about the seats that will be open for nomination.

Click here to find out more about becoming a Governor.

Please contact us on 03000 273981 if you would like to discuss becoming a Governor. More information about what is involved in being a Governor is available on the NHS Providers website. 


Governor elections

Please see below the outcomes from past elections.

October/November 2018

Notice of Poll - Oct/Nov 2018

Notice of Election

Statement of Nominated Candidates.

Uncontested Report November 2018

Previous elections include: 

Report of voting - April 2018

Notice of poll - April 2018 

Statement of Candidates March 2018

Uncontested report for March 2018 elections

February 2018

Notice of Election February 2018 

ERS website for February 2018 elections

June 2018

Notice of Election June 2017[pdf] 73KB

Statement of Candidates - 210717[pdf] 77KB

March 2018

Notice of Election - 080317[pdf] 354KB

Statement of Candidates - 080317[pdf] 190KB

Notice of poll March 2017[pdf] 237KB

Report on voting - 210417[pdf] 199KB

Uncontested report March 2017[pdf] 198KB

March 2019

Notice of Election February 2019

Notice of Poll March 2019

Report on voting - 170419

Uncontested report April 2019

March 2021

Notice of Poll March 2021

Uncontested report March 2021

Report on voting results April 2021

August 2021

Uncontested report August 2021

September 2021

Notice of Poll September 2021

Report of Voting September 2021

July 2023

COG 13.07.2023 Public Agenda Final

COG 13.07.23 Governors DOI log.

COG 13.07.2023 Public Draft Minutes 11.05.23

CoG 13.07.23 Action Log

COG Director of Corporate Governance report

CoG 13.07.2023 Chair's Report to the Board of Directors

CoG 13.07.2023 CEO REPORT