steve-erskine.jpgSteve has over 20 years board level experience in both the public and private sectors.

He was previously the chairman of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and sat on the Dorset Integrated Care System partnership board. He was also vice-chairman at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and has been an NHS non-executive director since 2011.

As a business development director for L3 Communications, a large US technology company, Steve was responsible for the delivery of intelligence and information systems into a range of domestic and international markets. During this time he led a multi-company team on the implementation of a new national child protection technology system to 46 police and law enforcement agencies in the UK.

Between 2005 and 2010 Steve was the Integrated Service Management Director for a large Home Office agency. He was responsible for the delivery of operational services in the UK and 40 countries worldwide.

Steve’s career started at Ordnance Survey where he worked his way up through the organisation to become the main board director responsible for technology, product management and the full paper mapping production business. During this time he was the strategic relationship lead for external organisations and partners such as the Countryside Agency, DEFRA and MoD and also represented the UK on the management board of the European association for national mapping, cadastral and land registration authorities.


Alex started her career in operational management at ExxonMobil’s Fawley Oil Refinery and holds an engineering degree from Cambridge University. After 13 years at Exxon, Alex moved to the NHS.

Her first NHS role was at North Hampshire Hospital in 2005 and during her time there she covered areas as diverse as project management, governance, productivity and operational management of the Emergency Division. She went on to become chief operating officer at Winchester Hospital.  From 2012 to 2017 Alex was chief operating officer for Solent NHS Trust which provides community based physical and mental health services in Southampton, Portsmouth and parts of Hampshire.  She became chief executive of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2017.


Dr Lara Alloway.JPGLara qualified from the University of Southampton in 1995.  She trained in general medicine in Wessex, later completed palliative medicine specialist training in the South Thames Deanery and was appointed to the Trust as a consultant in palliative medicine in 2005.  She has held a number of leadership roles within the trust as clinical lead for palliative and end of life care, clinical director for cancer services, associate medical director and divisional director for medical services.  She was appointed as chief medical officer for the Trust in September 2019.  

julie-dawes.jpgJulie qualified at St James Hospital in Leeds and has worked as a nurse for 37 years. She graduated from Southampton University with a Masters Degree in 2005.

Her clinical background was mainly in cancer and palliative care and is passionate about patient care and drives hard to maintain high standards of care. She has worked in several organisations including UHS, Portsmouth Foundation Trust, Calderdale and Huddersfield and more recently Southern Health. This is Julie's fourth board position.

malcolm-ace.jpgMalcolm read Modern History and Economics at Jesus College, Oxford and graduated in 1983.

He qualified as an accountant in 1987 while working for the University of Manchester. In 1999, he was appointed Director of Finance at the University of Portsmouth and in 2004 became Director of Finance at the University of Southampton.  

In 2014, Malcolm left Southampton to join the NHS Executive Fasttrack programme and was based in Salisbury NHS FT during this time. Immediately before joining Hampshire Hospitals in May 2016, Malcolm was Interim Director of Finance at the University of Surrey.

haynes.jpgJohn joined the Trust in 2001, as assistant director of performance. During his time at the Trust John has lead commissioning, planning and contracting functions and operational roles.  His career in the NHS commenced from University in 1994, joining the NHS national management training scheme. Prior to working for HHFT, John undertook operational and planning jobs in London, and in commissioning and public health in Wiltshire. John holds a degree in politics with management and a post graduate Diploma in Management Studies.

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Kieron joined Hampshire Hospitals in 2020 as the Deputy Director of HR and took on the role of Chief People Officer in July 2021.

Kieron has held numerous HR Leadership roles at large multinational organisations, spanning multiple sectors and regions. Prior to joining Hampshire Hospitals Kieron was a Global HR Business Partner and Change Lead for Novartis, a global Pharmaceutical Company.  His career has seen him work across all disciplines of HR, with particular expertise in leadership development, change management and coaching.

Kieron holds a First Class Business Degree and is also a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).  Outside of the Trust, Kieron is a co-opted Governor and Committee Chair for a local Junior School. 


Shirlene is responsible for working collaboratively with partners in the health ecosystem including the public, commissioners, providers of health and social care services, local authority, the voluntary sector and private sector, to develop its strategy to provide outstanding care to patients and to improve the health and wellbeing of the population it serves. This includes the strategy planning process, which links the clinical, financial, estate and digital/technology planning cycles into a coherent whole Trust strategy, work with the Local Care Partnership join acute care seamlessly with primary, community, mental health and social care plans and work with the Hampshire & Isle of Wight STP on its Strategic Delivery Plan.

Her areas of professional interest include strategy, systems leadership, population health, innovation and quality improvement. Shirlene has developed capability programmes for health professionals in outcomes-based commissioning & integrated care and innovation.

Shirlene has worked in both public and private sectors and has previously held senior positions at GlaxoSmithKline including Vice President, Sustainable Health Lab and Vice President, Supply Strategy, and at Imperial College Health Partners as Director of Innovation, Commerce & Capability. She has a PhD, MBA, Certificate in Population Health and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Jos-Creese-_w.gifJos started his professional life in the Department of Health and Social Security as a government statistician, advising the BDA and the BMA in medical research analyses, working with major hospitals in the UK on clinical trials.

He is a past president of both the ‘British Computer Society’ and of the ‘Society of Innovation, Technology and Management’ (Socitm), and for over a decade he was CIO and latterly CDO for Hampshire County Council. He chairs the Open University School of Computing Industrial Board and is an NED for the Department of International Trade on the Risk and Audit Committee covering cyber, digital and information risk.

Jos runs his own digital consultancy and advisory business, providing advice to public and private sectors on digital and IT strategies, business risk, marketing, and customer service, and has worked for over 250 organisations. He also undertakes research, event facilitation and lecturing for a range of universities and professional bodies in the UK and internationally, including on topics such as health and social care, public administration and cyber risk.

Stephen Duckworth 1.jpgOver the last 20 years, Stephen has gained board level and senior executive experience in a range of private, public, and not-for-profit organisations including within the NHS and advisory roles to Government.  

Founder and chief executive of Disability Matters Limited, a research and consultancy business with expertise in health and safety, sustainability and diversity with an emphasis on access and mobility, Stephen’s lived experience as a wheelchair user will also bring valuable insights to the trust Board. 

Stephen holds Non-Executive Director positions for Palace of Westminster Restoration & Renewal Delivery Authority, and Network Rail. His career also includes sitting on the board for the Olympic Delivery Authority and Board Champion for Equality and Diversity, and was listed in Power 100 of the most influential disabled people in Britain. 

Social care service user and currently recipient of continuing healthcare funding, Stephen is passionate about creating a target operating model to deliver integrated healthcare solutions to influence national policy. Personal values driven by integrity and ethical standards combined with a strong sense of fun.

Simon Holmes resized.jpgSimon Holmes trained in medicine at St Marys Hospital, London qualifying in 1984 and then underwent surgical training in and around London, before specialising in Urology which included completion of a higher surgical research degree. Simon then climbed the specialist ladder before being appointed a consultant in Portsmouth Hospitals Trust in 1995.

During his surgical career Simon sub-specialised in Urological cancer surgery and also established a research unit in the department. His interest in cancer therapies led to involvement in the national cancer networks and he became medical director of the Central South Coast Cancer Network in 2007. Simon was then appointed to the role of medical director of Portsmouth Hospitals Trust in 2010, a post which he held until 2017 gaining board experience of a large acute Trust during this time.

Simon retired from clinical practice at the end of 2018.

Laks Khangura_w.jpgLaks is a fellow member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) with 20 years of experience in the utilities, aviation, health, education and telecommunications industries.

He qualified with Southern Electric PLC before moving to British Airways as Finance Controller for one of their subsidiary company’s, Speedwing International (SIL). Laks was involved in the successful sale by British Airways of Speedwing Mobile Comms to Spice Holdings PLC and was asked to join the board of the newly formed company, AirRadio Ltd as their Finance Director.

Laks has held senior financial and commercial board roles in healthcare companies including DMC Healthcare (Primary Care), Community Dental Services (Community Interest Company) and Radiology Reporting Online (partly owned by UCLH)

Laks has also held a portfolio of part time non-executive director positions. He joined Hillingdon PCT as Non-Executive Director and was appointed Chairman of Hillingdon Community Healthcare (HCH) where he supported the transfer of HCH to CNWL. He joined the board of CNWL Mental Health Trust as Non-Executive Director where he was Chair of the Audit Committee.

Laks has recently left his role as CEO of FedBucks, the GP Federations in Buckinghamshire. He led the organisation from start up to being a significant player in the Bucks Integrated Care System.

paul-musson.jpgPaul Musson was Chief People Officer at Colt Technology Services, where he had a clear remit to drive the people and performance agenda ‘top down’ across Colt’s business and service units.

Paul was a key member of the strategic project team supporting the implementation of the new strategy and operating model through concept and design to execution.  Paul has over 22 years’ experience in Human Resources, working at a leadership level, having held corporate roles at global FTSE 100/S&P 250 companies, BAE Systems and Weatherford International. 

Prior to this Paul spent 20 years in the military in various leadership roles and was involved in two major reorganisations of the Army; his service also included 4 years in Special Forces as a Team Leader. Paul retired as a Captain in 1999.

Jane Tabor resized.jpgJane has over 20 years commercial experience developing and leading major UK and European technology, services and software businesses for IBM. She held many senior executive positions within IBM, leading multi-national, multi-disciplinary teams working extensively through complex business partnerships and managing major client relationships. 

In addition to Hampshire Hospitals, Jane serves as a non-executive director of Vivid Housing, where she is a member of the Audit and Risk and Remuneration and Nominations Committees, and on the governing council of Loughborough University, where she is on the Finance, Nominations and Remuneration Committees. She is also a co-opted member of the Audit and Assurance Committee for England Athletics. 

Previously Jane was a Non-Executive director at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and was a Board member with two not-for-profit organisations – AbilityNet and the IBM Charitable Trust.

Ruth Williams resized.jpgRuth has long experience of securing quality improvements for patient care. She most recently worked as the Director of Nursing for NHS England, Wessex and latterly Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thames Valley. In this capacity she led the quality team, and worked with commissioners and providers of health care to ensure and support improvement and strategic planning for quality care. Ruth’s responsibilities in this role also included ensuring that patient experience and safeguarding duties were met across Wessex and Hampshire and Thames Valley. In addition she worked closely with Health Education England on workforce development.

Ruth has held senior positions in South East Coast SHA, including interim Director of Nursing. Before this she worked in nursing management positions in Western Sussex NHS Trust and the Royal West Sussex NHS Trust.

Ruth is also a Trustee of Langley House Trust charity and a Member of Gosport and Fareham multi academy Trust Board.