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Council of Governors

Council of Governors meeting papers

Members of the Trust are elected by their fellow Members to sit on the Council of Governors. A Governor is someone who plays a very important strategic role in the Trust, particularly by helping it be responsive and accountable to local people, staff and partners. Governors use their knowledge, networks and experience to inform the Trust’s priorities and strategic decisions.

The Council of Governors provides an important link between the Board of Directors and Members. Chaired by the Chair of the Board, it meets in public at least six times a year.

There are 45 Governors altogether and together they form the Council of Governors which has specific powers

  • 26 Public Governors who live in and who are elected by Members in our local communities. These communities are Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, City of London, Hackney, Luton, Newham, Tower Hamlets, and the Rest of England (this covers all other areas within England).
  • Staff Governors who are elected by the people who we employ. They bring knowledge of widely held staff views to Council debates and can bring first-hand experience to strategic discussions about quality.
  • 10 Appointed Governors who are nominated by our partner organisations, (local authorities, commissioners, academic and voluntary sector). They bring expert insights which have been invaluable, particularly when considering integrated care.

View the Council of Governors Structure.