Christopher Horwood - is married with 3 children and lives in Alderbury. He was an international Investment Banker and was medically advised to retire in 2001, after being diagnosed in 1999 with DCM. Chris was elected as a governor to Salisbury Foundation Trust in 2006 and served 2 terms until 2011. He was subsequently put forward as a nominated governor by Wessex Community Action (“WCA”) in 2014.
He does a number of other voluntary roles. He has been a trustee of Cardiomyopathy UK since 2008. He is also a “patient member” of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at UCLH, focussing on the Cardiometabolic Programme. He is also on the Investment Advisory Board for the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). In addition, he has been a Non-Executive Director (NED) of a number of industrial companies and is currently a NED for a private commercial property company. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.
His interest is in ensuring that Salisbury Foundation Trust Hospital survives in these constrained financial times to continue serving the local communities it currently serves. One of the best ways is to ensure that the doctors and all the medical staff continue their good work, whilst ensuring that the hospital is well lead and that the governance remains first class, whilst ensuring that finances recover.