Admin, clerical and management - Mark Wilks


mark-wilks.gif "I have worked for the Trust for 10 years, starting as a materials management assistant ordering stores and supplies. My current role as operational service manager enables me to work and interact with a wide variety of people at all levels within the Trust.

"I believe I am clear and fair and am able to build solid working relationships with people both inside and outside the Trust. I work at my best when challenged with issues that require new and innovative solutions and I like to channel my enthusiasm for making a positive difference, into the staff governor role.

"I recognise that we continue to undergo significant change and staff are always concerned about the future. I believe HHFT is in a strong position to deliver a first class health service for Hampshire and beyond.

"I take great pride in ensuring that I always act with complete professionalism in every situation that I am presented with and it is a privilege to undertake the role of staff governor.

"I love to watch rugby at every opportunity, having played for many years. My other passion is motorcycle racing, attending races both in this country and abroad." 

Medical and dental practitioners - Kevin Conn

kevin-conn.gifI was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. I completed my medical degree at the University of Witwatersrand and undertook general surgical training in Bury St Edmunds, Oxford and Ashford, followed by orthopaedic training in Cambridge and East Anglia.  

I am a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon at Hampshire Hospitals, with a particular interest in lower limb surgery. After joining the team in 2001, I was appointed clinical director of the orthopaedic department between 2007-2009. 

Outside of my clinical duties, I play a vital role representing the medical and dentail staff at Hampshire Hospitals as a Staff Governor, helping to develop services and the Trust’s strategic objectives to ensure the best possible care for patients. I also take an active approach to supporting staff in my role as a Freedom To Speak Up Guardian. 

I have successfully completed a number of fundraising challenges with colleagues over the years, raising thousands of pounds to support Hampshire Hospitals, including cycling the Etape d’Tour in 2013 and Land’s End to John O’Groats 2017, braving a head shave and most recently trekking to Everest base camp and climbing a nearby 6100m peak.


Nursing and midwifery - Helen Allen


"I trained as a nurse and am a registered midwife and I am proud to belong to a caring profession.

"I believe high standards of care are delivered by supporting staff through the successes and challenges of working in today's NHS.

"Representing our professions on the Council of Governors, is one way of ensuring the voices of nurses, midwives and health care support workers are heard directly at this level."

Other healthcare professionals - Steph Clark



I have worked at the Trust for 10 years starting as a rotational Physiotherapist and have worked across all sites at various times. I have now specialised as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist which involves treating a wide variety of conditions including chronic pain, acute injuries and post-operative orthopaedic patients. However I am currently developing my management skills by completing a leadership and management diploma. 

I am a Culture Change Ambassador for the Trust and have completed the QI programme and believe strongly in providing an environment of continuous improvement and acting as a role model in times of change. I believe I am a good listener and aim to be approachable and represent the voices of my colleagues through the role of staff governor. 

Outside of work, fitness and travel are my two main passions. I love to experience different cultures, scenery and food and visit my family in America and Australia. I enjoy endurance sporting events with my biggest achievement to date being a half iron man.

Support services - Jezz Farmer