Keith, who has lived in the Basingstoke area for nearly 40 years, is both a professional engineer and also a qualified accountant. He recently retired from running his own manufacturing business. Prior to going out on his own, he had a varied career in industry and commerce, covering project management, company turn round, sales and marketing, manufacturing and management consultancy.
Keith and his wife know from personal experience the high standard of professionalism and compassionate care of our Trust, and his aim is to seek to help it continue at this level, whilst also tackling the huge financial challenges it currently faces.
A keen off-shore sailor and worker in wood, he enjoys sharing these pursuits with his grandchildren.
Joy lives in Basingstoke and has been a volunteer at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital for more than 30 years.
Joy became a governor in January 2012. She is a long standing member of the Patients’ Voice Forum and a member of different committees throughout the hospital. Joy’s great passion is to ensure patients are treated with respect, dignity, to have the best possible care, and for resources to be channelled into the right areas of need.
Now retired Joy likes to spend time with her husband, two children and grandchildren.
Douglas retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2014 after a thirty-eight-year career with the Army Medical Services. Passionate about all forms of healthcare, Douglas has a wide variety of experience, from providing direct support to troops on the ground to strategic overview and policy development at MoD board level.
During his time in the military, Douglas served as Commander Medical London, where he oversaw healthcare planning and execution for military personnel during landmark events such as the Royal Wedding, the Diamond Jubilee and, the 2012 Olympic Games.
Douglas lives in Basingstoke and is married with two children. He is a governor of Marnel Junior School, and a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Birmingham, Derby and Middlesex. He is also a keen golfer.
Gilda has lived in Basingstoke since 1970. She worked in banking for almost 27 years where she gained comprehensive financial and accounting skills and undertook specialist roles in graduate mentoring and corporate sponsorship.
Following her banking career she changed direction completely into the voluntary sector taking an exciting role in management with Citizens’ Advice Bureau... her biggest satisfaction was undertaking the valuable social policy work based on improving client outcomes. Gilda was the Director of Basingstoke Counselling Service, an independent charity providing much needed counselling both short term and open ended, to clients.
She has enjoyed 16 years in the health related voluntary sector at Board level gaining good constitutional knowledge and governance skills.
Gilda is Vice-Chair of Basingstoke Voluntary Action, and represents the voluntary sector at the Basingstoke Area Strategic Partnership, The Mental Health Alliance and The Basingstoke Health & Wellbeing Partnership.
Daughne has lived in Tadley for 23 years and retired in 2011 as a senior healthcare management professional with over 36 years extensive experience in catering, facilities and estates management. She is passionate about staff training and involvement and is a qualified HR practitioner and a champion driver of hygiene standards and customer care.
Daughne gained a qualification with BSI in the field of Quality management implementing ISO9000 and new EU standards for several companies; she also became qualified in hygiene management and training with the Royal Institute of Public Health. Daughne has undertaken a significant numbers of third party food supplier audits and worked for British Airways to create the BA state of the art catering centre catering at Heathrow, implementing hygiene procedures and protocols and training some 1700 cabin crew in food hygiene!. Daughne returned to the NHS to work on the formation of a new Shared Service for Facilities and Estates and to be involved with two new build hospital projects in West Berkshire and has since worked on a project in Romania to build a cancer care unit for disadvantaged citizens.
Daughne is a dedicated healthcare professional who fosters patient dignity and quality of care and is especially concerned with Care of the Elderly and is now working with the European Commission project’ European Innovation Partnership in Active and Healthy Ageing ‘, she is a visionary who consistently promotes improvements in patient services where the only standard acceptable is that of Gold standard thereby ensuring the hospital or clinic is recognised as a leader in its field.