Brian is the Trust’s Lead Governor. He considers the Trust’s paramount goal is to deliver high quality health care, whilst responding to today’s economic demand. Having twice been a patient at the Hospital, he had been hugely impressed by the professionalism of the staff and care he received and was happy to become a member and later a Governor, and give something back. Brian believes that quality services are delivered by committed staff, supported by a strong governance foundation, including feedback from service users. Equally, strategic direction needs to be developed through genuine stakeholder engagement and his experience as a patient, his health service background, work with charities and his involvement with the Care Quality Commission will enable him to make a positive contribution as a Governor to the Trust’s success and ongoing development. Brian’s term of office will end on 12 May 2019.