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Lynne Hunt, Chair

Lynne began as Chair on Monday 3 July 2017. Lynne has a track record of almost 40 years public service, working in the NHS within mental health services. She began her career as a nurse in Dorset, before moving to London and has held a number of clinical and Board level roles. Most recently she was Non-Executive Director and Vice Chair of Dorset Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

A key focus for Lynne in her new role will be to drive forward developments within the Trust that will shape the future of services, as part of the Clinical Services Strategy, and more widely as part of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Plan. 

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David Kelham, Non-Executive Director

David is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and held Chief Financial Officer (CFO) roles in major UK based companies for 24 of his 34 year executive careers covering 48 different countries. In 2010 he was nominated by one of the leading accounting firms as 'an outstanding international CFO'.

Now with a plural career across non-executive directorships, business transformation consultancy and mentoring roles, David started his executive career with Shell before joining P&O European Ferries, where he advanced to Financial Director.

David then completed 19 acquisitions across a five year period at NTL (Virgin Media) and saw the customer base grow from 120,000 to over 3 million. Further transformational and turnaround work ensued at UK Telco, Courts International and Regenersis, before in 2010 he joined Cable and Wireless Communications Plc, quickly becoming CFO for the Caribbean region covering 14 countries. The profitability more than doubled in his time as CFO to over USD$350m.

David was a member of the Scout Association for forty years, rising to Explorer Scout Commissioner before retiring. He is also a past member and Chairman in the Round Table organisation, and a member and past Chairman of the Ex-Round Tabler's Association.

His mother lived with Alzheimer's for 10 years before her death in 2011.   

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David Monk, Non-Executive Director

David is a Director and co-founder of Symmetric, an organisation specialising in Systems Thinking and System Dynamics Modelling across the public sector. He continues to be a significant contributor to mental health networks in England and has co-authored a number of papers on Care Pathways and Mental Health Strategy.

With nearly 30 years' experience either in or alongside the NHS, David has a track record of partnership working including experience of involving patients and the public in major planning decisions, particularly where this has led to a major reorientation of capacity and demand.

His ongoing portfolio includes the continued facilitation of a number of Mental Health CEO and Medical Director networks across different regions in England.  David also continues to Chair the Lambeth Living Well Collaborative; a focus on better care through collaboration. He recently led the award winning London EIP Programme and is now facilitating the New Models of Care forensic strategy for South London. 

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Jeni Bremner, Non-Executive Director

Jeni has worked in public service for over 25 years in the NHS and Local Government. A nurse by background, Jeni is also a health economist and worked as a Policy Analyst at City Health Trust in Newcastle. She then moved to join the Local Government Association (LGA) as a Programme Manager progressing to the LGA Board as a Programme Director. In 2007, she became Chief Executive of an international health charity, the European Health Management Association, focusing on policy and practice to improve health management. Since leaving in 2016, she has provided change management consultancy services and cared for her Step Father who has Alzheimer's. She has held various Trustee roles since the 1990s and is currently a Trustee for a local care home. 

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David Hicks, Non-Executive Director    

David has over 30 years' experience in clinical leadership posts. Most recently he has been interim Medical Director at Great Ormond Street, where he was the Trust lead for patient and staff safety and clinical quality, responsible for the legal team, medical workforce, education and development. After qualifying as a Consultant, David specialised in sexual health and genitourinary medicine before progressing into divisional management roles.

He has held a range of Board Level clinical leadership posts in the course of his career, as well as being Acting Chief Executive at Barnsley Hospital from 2006 to 2007. David held a number of roles with Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, advising on the Trust’s clinical reorganisation and Chairing the Quality Committee, leading on safeguarding and End-of-Life Care. In addition to his role at Great Ormond Street, he was also a Clinical and Professional Advisor to the CQC and a Medical Appraiser to NHS England, supporting a number GPs across the South of England. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield and an Assistant Professor at the University of St. Matthew’s in Miami.