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The Trust Board 

The Trust Board is the statutory authority, which sets the overall strategy for the Trust and monitors performance. The Trust has eight Non-Executive Directors, including the Chairman, and six Executive Directors. Non-Executive Directors bring an independent view to the decision making process of the Board.

Meetings of the Trust Board

Members of the public are invited to attend meetings of the Trust Board, which are held every other month. For further details, please contact the Chief Executive's office, telephone: 01722 336262 extension 2755. You can also find details of how to get in touch with the directors through the Trust here.

Foundation Trust Council of Governors

The Council of Governors monitors the performance of the Trust, and the Trust Board is accountable to the Council of Governors. In addition Governors have a wider role which includes ensuring that the local community and staff have a greater say in how services are developed and delivered by the NHS Foundation Trust.

Register of Interests for Board Members and Directors of the Trust

The Trust Board

Nick Marsden 

Nick Marsden - Chairman


Nick Marsden joined the Trust in January 2014. He has been an NHS non executive director at Southampton since 2007 and a vice chairman since 2011. He has an engineering Ph.D and also commercial experience having held several senior executive roles at IBM before becoming Senior Vice President for Service at Danka Europe. He lives near Andover in Hampshire.

Executive Directors:

Cara Charles-Barks  – Chief Executive


Cara Charles-Barks has a wide range of clinical and management experience in both the NHS and Australian healthcare systems. She qualified as a registered nurse in Australia in 1991 and, having worked in London for three years, moved back to Australia where she became a nurse consultant, then clinical practice manager and subsequently Nursing Director. She was then Deputy Chief Operating Officer in Peterborough in the UK and, before coming to Salisbury, she was Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust.

Cara Charles-Barks - Chief Executive 
Christine Blanshard 

Christine Blanshard - Medical Director


Christine Blanshard graduated in Medicine from Cambridge University in 1986 and has over 25 years NHS experience. She trained in East Anglia and London, and became a consultant gastroenterologist and general physician in 1998. She has undertaken a variety of managerial roles alongside her clinical work and before joining the Trust was Director of Strategy and Associate Medical Director at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Christine is also the Trust’s Caldicott Guardian and is responsible for protecting the confidentiality of patient information, allowing it to be shared with other organisations or individuals only when it is lawful and ethical to do so.

Lynn Lane - Interim Director of Organisational Development & People


Lynn Lane has over 20 years’ generalist HR experience working at Executive Director level with both the BBC, and also the NHS. Lynn lives in Oxfordshire and works primarily covering interim director roles across London, the South East and the South West of the UK in both the acute and non acute sectors. .

Andy Hyett 

Andy Hyett - Chief Operating Officer


Andy Hyett has a wide range of NHS experience. He started his career as a biomedical scientist at Dorset County Hospital in the 1990s and moved into NHS management in Winchester. He continued to progress through senior management positions in Portsmouth and then University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust where he was Deputy Chief Operating Officer. Andy lives in Southampton.

Lisa Thomas - Director of Finance and Procurement


Lisa joined the Trust in September 2017 as the Director of Finance. Lisa has over 18 years finance experience in a number of NHS organisations having started her career in 1999 on the Graduate Financial Management Training scheme. She was previously Deputy Director of Finance at Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, and prior to that she spent time working in Basingstoke, Winchester and Gloucestershire NHS organisations in senior roles. Lisa lives in Devizes.

Lisa Thomas 
Lorna Wilkinson 

Lorna Wilkinson - Director of Nursing


Lorna has extensive nursing and managerial experience having started her career in 1989 and progressing through a number of nursing roles in London before moving into quality improvement and clinical governance. She was Deputy Director of Nursing, firstly in Salisbury and then in Portsmouth, before returning to the Trust in 2014 as Director of Nursing. Lorna lives in Salisbury.



Non-Executive Directors:

Rakhee Aggarwal – Non Executive Director (Independent)


Rakhee Aggarwal joined the Trust in January 2020 on a 3 year term. Rakhee has been a mental health nurse since 1999; she has a BSc in Behavioural Studies (Psychology); and a Masters in Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals. She has worked for the University of the West of England for the past 15 years as a Senior Lecturer; Associate Head of Nursing and Midwifery - Mental Health and Learning Disability Nursing; Associate Head of Nursing and Midwifery - Adult Nursing; and as Associate Head of Nursing and Midwifery - Continuing Professional Development. She is leading and developing the CPD Education provision for the NHS and private and voluntary sectors. In addition to her work at the University she has been a Non-Executive Director with the South Western Ambulance Trust since 2017.

Rakhee Aggarwal 
Tania Baker 

Tania Baker- Non-Executive Director


Tania Baker was CEO at Dr Foster the health analytics company until March 2015. She played a key role in developing the business especially in international markets which led to the sale of the business to Telstra Health. Prior to that Tania held senior appointments in the private healthcare sector and was Commercial Director in the team that set up the Aviva Health insurance business. Since leaving Dr Foster she has been working with Aviva Health and Vitality Health to establish a new joint venture to commission healthcare using a value based approach. She lives in Fordingbridge with her family.

Dr David Buckles - Non-Executive Director (Independent)


Dr David Buckle joined the Trust in January 2020 on a 3 year term. He is MB BS, DRCOG and MRCGP qualified and is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners. David was a practising GP until 2017 whilst latterly working part-time (until May 2018) as the Medical Director for Herts Valley Clinical Commissioning Group, where he was the Director of General Practice development. He has previously held other roles comprising various positions within Berkshire East and Berkshire West Primary Care Trusts and with NHS Berkshire West Primary Care Trust. He currently has a portfolio of Non-Executive appointments, as the President of the Society for Assistance of Medical Families; Non-Executive Director with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust; Non-Executive Director with East and North Hertfordshire NHS Hospitals Trust; and Vice Chair (clinical) of the Stroke Association.

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Eiri Jones - Non Executive Director (Independent)


Eiri Jones joined the Trust in November for a 3 year period. Eiri is a Registered Nurse; has an MA in Professional Development; and is a QSIR Practitioner. Eiri has clinical, managerial and executive leadership knowledge and skills gained during a career spanning over 40 years. Eiri has held senior and board positions in a range of Trusts in England and Wales and has also held regional (Trust Development Authority), national (Welsh Government and State of Qatar) and regulatory (Nursing and Midwifery Council) appointments. Eiri is currently contracted to Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board as a part-time Programme Director. Other contracts were in leading the implementation of GIRFT in the South West of England; as an interim Quality Manager at NHS Crawley CCG; and interim Director of Quality Governance at Barts Health NHS Trust. Her last permanent job was as the Director of Nursing for the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (2012 – 2014).

Paul Kemp - Non-Executive Director


Paul Kemp joined the Trust in February 2015 having completed 34 years in industry, initially as a development chemist before concentrating on finance, IT and business change leadership. Paul has worked for a number of large multinational companies, including British Airways and Cobham plc, the multinational aerospace and defence company. In 2018, Paul was appointed as a Justice of the Peace, sitting on the Dorset bench and in 2019 took up the role of Trustee and Honorary Treasurer for the Magistrate’s Association, a charity supporting the magistracy across England and Wales. Paul lives in St Leonards, near Ringwood.

Paul Kemp 
Paul Miller 

Paul Miller - Non-Executive Director (Independent)


Paul’s experience spans 23 years as an Executive Director in a wide variety of large and complex organisations. It includes five years as a Chief Executive in both Wales and England and 16 years as a Director of Finance in specialist regional, mental health and acute organisations. These roles covered finance, strategy, organisational leadership and successful working at a very senior level in a wide variety of health systems.

Paul joined the Board in March 2018. He lives in Hampshire.

Michael von Bertele OBE - Non-Executive Director


Michael qualified in medicine in 1979 and joined the Army as a junior doctor. He trained in occupational and environmental medicine, becoming a consultant in 1992. He served in several operational theatres, including commanding the medical battalion of the UN Protection Force in Croatia in 1993, for which he was awarded the OBE for services to peacekeeping. He was the chief medical planner in the UK Ministry of Defence, and from 2006-2009 he oversaw a transformation in the management of injured service personnel. In 2009 he became Director General of the Army Medical Services. He retired from the Army in 2012. In November 2013 Michael became the Humanitarian Director for Save the Children International and served until November 2015.

Michael lives in Salisbury. He joined the Trust as a non-executive director on 1 November 2016.

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