Please note: This website is best viewed in a modern browser like Chrome, Edge or Firefox. We no longer support Internet Explorer 11.

15 March 2023

ELFT Welcomes Two New Board Members

Two new non-executive directors (NED) are to join East London NHS Foundation Trust’s (ELFT) Board.
Peter and Susan

Peter Cornforth

Peter Cornforth is an investment and development professional with more than 35 years’ experience. He has been a senior advisor focusing on UK regeneration projects, including homes, commercial, leisure, workplace and healthcare developments. 

Peter also has a number of other NED appointments which includes being a governor of the John Whitgift Foundation, an educational and social care provider in Croydon; a member of the Transport for London Properties and Investment Advisory Group; and a trustee of the Ormiston Trust which aims to give children the best possible start. 

Peter also has lived experience as a carer. 

Susan Lees

He will be joined by Susan Lees, who is the ex-chief executive (CEO) of Elevate East London, a not-for-profit partnership delivering transformation of local government front and back-office services, using information technology. 

She was previously CEO of Barking and Havering LIFTCo, a partnership delivering new-build health centres between 2003 and 2008. 

Susan’s early career was spent in project management roles for local NHS Trusts and she is a qualified chartered accountant. 

Susan is also a NED for NELFT and Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Trust (BHRUT) and serves as chair of the Audit and Risk Committee in both trusts. 

ELFT’s chair Eileen Taylor said:

‘We’re delighted to welcome Peter and Susan onto ELFT’s Board where they will be invaluable in shaping the trust’s strategy, vision and purpose, holding the organisation to account. In particular, they will bring strategic estates and finance experience which will be important in ensuring the Trust can continue to provide services and meet our population health ambitions. I am particularly pleased that we once again have a NED with lived experience as a carer on the Board which has been invaluable in the past.'

Both NED appointments were approved by ELFT’s Council of Governors on March 9th.