Mike Bell, Chair

Mike Bell Since joining Croydon Health Services in 2013, Mike Bell has helped shape the Trust’s vision and, alongside its senior management team, has seen the organisation deliver continued improvements in care and performance.

The Trust has formed new alliances with the local authority, commissioners, GPs, mental health services and the voluntary sector to make services more joined up for patients.

Mike has held a number of senior positions across the NHS, including chair of the London Mental Health & Employment Partnership and vice chair of NHS London.

He is the director of a consultancy company, MBARC Ltd, which works with central and local government and various NHS bodies on issues relating to both social exclusion and quality assurance.

Email: michael.bell2@nhs.net

Matthew Kershaw, Chief Executive

Photo portrait of Matthew Kershaw Matthew Kershaw joined the Trust in October 2018 and has over 25 years of NHS experience.

Before joining Croydon Health Services he was a Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund, a health think-tank, where he has played a key role in its work with health and care organisations to develop integrated care that better meets the needs of patients and service-users.  He has also held a number of senior leadership roles, most recently as Chief Executive of East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust where he led the Trust out of Quality Special Measures.

Prior to this, Matthew was Chief Executive of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust for three years and building on work already progressed helped to secure and plan for the £500m capital investment to redevelop the Sussex County Hospital.  He has worked nationally at the Department of Health, including developing the delivery plan for the 18-week waiting time target and being the first trust special administrator.

His career has also seen him work with the Care Quality Commission, Health Education England, and the Kent Cancer Alliance, where he chaired the Kent Surrey and Sussex Clinical Research Network.

Email: matthew.kershaw1@nhs.net

Elaine Clancy, Joint Chief Nurse

Chief Nurse Elaine ClancyCroydon Health Services NHS Trust and NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) appointed Elaine as Joint Chief Nurse, working across both organisations – the first shared executive post between the Trust and CCG.

Elaine Clancy is a trained A&E nurse by background and has 30 years of experience within the NHS this year. She has held senior nursing and managerial roles at various London teaching hospitals, including previously being the Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Croydon Health Services.

Email: Elaine.Clancy1@nhs.net

Lee McPhail, Chief Operating Officer

Lee McPhail, Chief Operating Officer Lee McPhail was appointed as our Chief Operating Officer in September 2019, and is the latest senior leadership position to bring our Trust and NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) closer together to maxmise the resources available for the frontline.

Lee has more than 20 years’ experience within the NHS, including leading operational roles at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, Barts Health NHS Trust and prior to this, North Middlesex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Lee first joined us in October 2018 as the Programme Director for Integration. He became the Trust’s Interim Chief Operating Officer in November 2018.


Email: l.mcphail@nhs.net 

Michael Burden, Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development

Michael Burden

Michael first joined the Trust in 2011 and has diverse experience of nursing and human resources management in healthcare.

He was trained as a general nurse at St Helier Hospital and then as a registered mental health nurse before moving into human resource management in a number of healthcare settings followed by a period at the Royal College of Nursing.

Email: michael.burden1@nhs.net

Godfrey Allen, Non-executive Director

Godfrey Allen Godfrey Allen joined Croydon Health Services in January 2013 and chairs the Trust’s Quality & Clinical Governance Committee. The Committee has oversight of the Quality, Experience and Safety Programme (QESP) – the Trust’s blueprint for further improving care and acting on the findings of the Care Quality Commission’s inspection. Godfrey completes an executive walk-round of services every month to speak to patients, staff and visitors about our care.

He is a former Chief Executive in the public, private and charitable sectors and served as a non-executive director for Wandsworth PCT

Richard Oirschot, Non-executive Director

Richard Oirschot Richard is a member of the Institute for Turnaround, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner. He has a wealth of experience gained from over 25 years of turnaround, restructuring and recovery work across a broad range of business sectors.

Richard’s career has included specialised lending at HSBC, a partnership at Smith and Williamson and roles with Hacker Young and PKF. He built a successful investment portfolio for Barclays Ventures, completing over 35 investments, working closely with Boards to implement restructures and turnaround strategies.

Now focusing on turnaround and Non Executive Director (NED) assignments, Richard’s current roles include: Insolvency Service - Non-executive board member; MHS Homes – member of the Finance, Risk and Audit committee

Louise Cretton, Non-executive Director

Louise Cretton Louise Cretton took up this position in 2014 and brings a wealth of knowledge about markets, research and strategy.

She has been a lecturer at undergraduate and post graduate levels and conducted various research projects for the NHS, including a pilot project aligning staff engagement with improving patient experience.

Louise is a member of The Market Research Society and sits on the Editorial Board of The International Journal of Market Research.

Louise chairs the Trust’s Finance & Performance Committee to provide additional scrutiny and oversight, which supported the Trust’s exit from Financial Special Measures and continued improvements in operational performance.

Mike Bailey, Non-executive Director

Mike Bailey Mike Bailey took up this position in May 2015, having been an Associate NonExecutive Director since July 2014.

Mike’s role is to bring experience and expertise to ensure the training that doctors and other healthcare professionals receive at Croydon Health Services delivers the best possible care to our patients, and supports the ongoing career development of our clinical staff.

He worked in the NHS for more than 40 years including 28 as a consultant urologist, and was the Medical Director at St George’s and Epsom Hospital. Mike was also the joint Medical Director for the ‘Better Services, Better Value’ health service improvement programme that examined the configuration of the NHS in South West London from 2011 to 2014. He has previously been a council member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons.

Steven Corbishley, Non-executive Director

Steven Corbishley Steven joined the Trust in April 2013 and Chairs the Trust’s Audit Committee.

A chartered accountant by trade, he has worked at the National Audit Office since 1987 and, during his career so far, has audited a wide range of central government departments and their arm’s length bodies, including the Department of Health.

He has also held senior non-executive roles at NHS South East London Joint Primary Care Trusts Boards and NHS Lewisham.

In his role as Chair of the Audit Committee, he has worked to strengthen our governance arrangements, embed risk management within the Trust, ensure sound financial reporting, and has supported the way the Trust navigated its way through Financial Special Measures.

Hannah Miller, Non-executive Director

Hannah Miller

A social worker by profession, Hannah Miller has managed a range of housing and social services across the borough.

Previously Hannah was the Executive Director Adult Services, Health & Housing, and the Deputy Chief Executive of Croydon Council.

She was awarded an OBE for services to the welfare of children in 2009. She is a Senior Associate at the Social Care Institute for Excellence and a NED at L&Q Living,a care and support housing association. Hannah is a member of the Trust’s Finance & Performance Committee, which played a significant part in the Trust’s exit from Financial Special Measures. She also forms part of the Trust’s Remuneration Committee which is responsible for determining the policy of executive pay.

Philip Hogan, Non-executive Director

Philip joined the Trust having served for three years as a Lay Member and Chair of Finance and Primary Care Committee’s at Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Having retired from an extensive international business career in the private sector, Philip brings strong commercial and transformation  experience to the Board.

He is now Chair of the Finance Investment and Transformation, Committee, a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committee’s and Chairs the Estates Programme Board for the Trust’s critical care upgrade.

Philip is a qualified accountant and holds an MBA from one of the UK’s leading business schools. He also serves as Chair of local Multi Academy Trust, The Collegiate Trust, delivering excellent education for over 4,000 learners aged 4 through to 18.

Paulette Lewis MBE, Non-executive Director

Paulette Lewis brings over 30 years of healthcare experience with her to the Non-Executive Director role. Having worked in many different roles, including as a Director of Midwifery and Children Services and Executive Director of Nursing, Paulette is a versatile and well-rounded leader and director.

In addition to her professional experience, Paulette has also been recognised for her charity work. In 2002, she received the Social and Humanitarian Award and in 2014 was awarded with an MBE for her work supporting the improvement in maternal and infant mortality rates in Chad.

Jamal Butt, Associate Non-executive Director

Jamal Butt

Jamal brings valued commercial and pharmacy experience, having spent more than 20 years in a variety of senior and commercial roles within Boots UK.

Trained at UCL, London School of Pharmacy and also at Oxford University  Said Business School, he has experience and expertise in leading large healthcare transformation programmes across the UK, as well as an extensive network of relationships within the NHS and private organisations.

Over recent years, Jamal has headed up the UK Healthcare services wing at Celesio UK, which supports the creation of innovative integrated services across primary, secondary and social care and has also previously been Head of Pharmacy for Boots UK.

Jamal is currently the Commercial Director for MedAdvisor, one of the world's largest digital medicines management platforms, whose goal is to help people make the best use of their medication. Jamal also advises several digital start up companies from Cambridge University.

Dawn Reid, Associate Non-Executive Director

Dawn Reid Dawn Reid joined the Trust board in March 2021 as an Associate Non -Executive Director and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Strategic and Operational Leadership, transformation and Change and Equality and Diversity.

She has also worked in HR, Social Services and Recruitment.

Dawn is passionate about her best for the underrepresented residents, and that the services we provide as a Trust help to address health inequalities in the borough and improve services for all Croydon residents.

Dawn is a member of the People and Place and Quality committees.

Dawn is also:

  • A Director within the Housing Sector for an award-winning Housing provider
  • A trustee with 2 charities
  • A Non -Executive Director for a Housing Community benefit society
  • A School Governor for the Harris Federation.
  • A fellow with the Royal Society of Arts
  • A Career Coach and Mentor

Email: dawn.reid5@nhs.net