Ms Louise Cretton and Dr James Gillgrass reappointed as Non Executive Directors of the Trust
22 December 2017

NHS Improvement has confirmed that Ms Louise Cretton and Dr James Gillgrass have been reappointed as Non Executive Directors of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust (CHS) for a further six months.

Louise took up position as a Non Executive Director at the Trust in 2014. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about markets, research and strategy. She has been a lecturer at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has conducted various research projects for the NHS, including a pilot project aligning staff engagement with improving patient experience.

Louise is currently a member of The Market Research Society and sits on the Editorial Board of The International Journal of Market Research. She chairs the Trust’s Finance and Performance Committee, to provide additional oversight and scrutiny, which supported the Trust’s exit from Financial Special Measures and continued operational performance improvements.

Dr Gillgrass became a Non Executive Director at CHS  in January 2014, following a long medical career. He worked in various hospitals including Croydon University Hospital before becoming a GP in Croydon in 1983.

On top of establishing a medical practice, Dr Gillgrass has held a number of leadership positions in local GP organisations, including Chairman of the Croydon Local Medical Committee, Chief Executive of Surrey and Sussex Local Medical Committees and Chairman of the Practice Based Commissioning Group in Croydon. He was previously the Surrey and Croydon representative on the British Medical Association’s GP committee.

Louise and Dr Gillgrass’s next term of office will start on 1 January 2018 and end on 30 June 2018. Their remuneration is included in the Trust’s annual report and accounts here.

Consideration will be given to extending or a further re-appointment at the end of this term, depending on the needs of the Trust at the time.

Declarations of interest:  

Louise Cretton is a Non Executive Director at Pittards PLC. Pittards make leather and leather goods. She is a Trustee at Surrey Clubs for Young People and a Board Member at the International Journal of Market Research.

Dr James Gillgrass is a Trustee of the Post Graduate Medical Centre at Croydon University Hospital. His daughter (Emma Gillgrass) is a locality manager at the Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group. He is a member of the Care Committee of the Whitgift Foundation.

Louise Cretton Dr James Gillgrass

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