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

Dr Subhro Banerjee, Medical Director and Caldecott Guardian

Dr Subhro Banerjee

Dr Subhro Banerjee was appointed as our substantive Medical Director in May 2022. He is now the responsible officer accountable for the Trust’s medical workforce and for providing clinical leadership at Board level. 

Dr Banerjee has worked in Croydon for more than nine years, and has been a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Croydon University Hospital since 2013. Prior to this, he completed two out of his five Specialist Registrar years at Croydon, whilst completing his emergency medicine specialist training in South West London.

He continues to work in the Emergency Department one day a week, in addition to his duties as Medical Director.

Email: subhro.banerjee@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

Photo portrait of Lee McPhail 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

Dr Neil Goulbourne, Director of Strategy, Planning and Performance

Dr Neil Goulbourne

After a year working as Director of Planning, Strategy and Performance on an interim bases, Dr Neil Goulbourne took on the role on a permanently in April 2021.

Neil’s background includes working as a GP, which he spent his time training towards in Cambridge. He also was Head of Corporate Development and Innovation at Virgin Care, as well as Deputy Director Strategy Group for NHS England before coming to Croydon Health Services NHS Trust in January 2020.

Email: neil.goulbourne@nhs.net

Mike Sexton, Chief Financial Officer

Joint CFO Mike SextonMike Sexton is the Joint Chief Financial Officer, across both Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Having previously worked as Chief Finance Officer at Croydon CCG, Mike will be working across both organisations, helping to ensure best value as we continue closer working to improve the health and care of one London's largest boroughs.

Mike formerly worked as the Deputy Director of Finance at Sutton & Merton Primary Care Trust. 

Email: mike.sexton@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

Louise Cretton, Non-Executive Director / Vice Chair

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.

Steven Corbishley, Non-Executive Director / Senior Independent Director (SID)

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.

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 LewisPaulette 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, 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

Professor Andrew Rhodes, Non-Executive Director

Andrew Rhodes

Professor Andrew Rhodes joined the Trust in October 2021. After more than 30 years of experience in the NHS, Andrew now brings his medical expertise to Croydon.

Over the years Andrew has held a number of leadership positions in the health service including being Chief Medical Officer for St George’s, a Regional Clinical Director at NHS England and Improvement (London) for Critical Care and Diagnostics, Medical Director at South West London Acute Provider Collaborative and a Clinical Chair for the Humber Acute Services Review.

Andrew takes on the role of being the Trusts university representative to oversee the highest standards of clinical education and training for the next generation of healthcare workers at Croydon University Hospital. He will also be responsible for challenging the Trust’s leadership team in decision making to ensure they are focused on delivering excellent health and care for local people.

Email: andrewrhodes@nhs.net