Our Board members


Chair and Non-Executive Directors

Peter Worthington - Chair

Peter has significant experience in the NHS and the commercial sector and held various non-executive positions in commissioning with NHS North West London. He joined The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust as chairman in December 2012 and was confirmed by the NHS Trust Development Authority as the Chair of London North West Healthcare NHS Trust in September 2014. He is also the chairman of The Epilepsy Society, a charity focused on research, clinical assessment and care, and advocacy related to epilepsy.

Peter’s private career focused on the international energy/natural resources sector. He is a co-founder of a small African focused oil and gas exploration and development  venture. Previously he spent more than 30 years in senior management, commercial and legal positions with global natural resources companies BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto (CRA), and in private legal practice and various business ventures. 

Peter Chairs the Trust Board

Chairman Peter Worthington

Dr Vineta Bhalla - Non-Executive Director

Vineta is a medical doctor and public health expert. Her special interest is in long term conditions and community care. She has held senior roles within the Department of Health and the NHS. She has recently stepped down as the national programme director for community healthcare at NHS Trust Development Authority. She has previously served as the executive director for hospitals at the Singapore Ministry of Health and held positions on various national and international boards.  

Dr Veneta Bhalla

Andrew Farrell - Non-Executive Director

Andrew Farrell Joined the Trust in August. He has more than 30 years’ experience in senior finance and operational roles, most recently during the past 12 years as Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer at the London School of Economics. He has been involved in significant organisational, operational, estates/facilities and IT development and transformation projects at Xerox Corporation and the LSE.  

Andrew Farrell, Non-Executive Director

Janet Rubin - Non-Executive Director

Janet has extensive functional expertise up to and including Board level responsibilities as Group HR Director of Littlewoods, a complex and diverse £2 billion group. Janet was Deputy Group HR Director of FTSE 100 WH Smith and was HR and Board Director of B&Q. She also held Director positions with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and ten other organisations. As well as her current coaching commitments, Janet is a consultant to a major bank, adding to the number of financial sector organisations she has been involved with including the Association of British Insurers. 

Janet Rubin

Professor David Taube - Designate Non-Executive Director 

Professor Taube joined The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust as a university nominated non-executive director in April 2013. He is Professor of Transplantation Medicine at Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC). David is one of the UK's leading renal physicians. Educated at Oxford and Cambridge universities, he has pioneered models of renal medicine and transplantation and led the development of the West London Renal and Transplant Centre (WLRaTC).

Non Executive

Andrew van Doorn - Non-Executive Director

Andrew is the Chief Executive of HACT a national innovation charity, social enterprise and industry-focused think/do tank established by the housing association sector. He is the lead for all of HACT’s work on integrating housing and health, working with NHS Trusts and housing associations to develop new community based healthcare partnerships. 

Andrew has worked nationally and internationally in housing and vulnerable people, supported housing and care, community development and wider social policy and practice for 23 years.  He has been a member of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) Vulnerable and Older People Advisory Group for 6 years, and is currently Chair of Stonewall Housing.

Andrew van Doorn

Ruwan Weerasekera - Non-Executive Director

Ruwan joined the Trust in September 2015. 

Ruwan is the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director for ICBC Standard Bank Plc, he chairs the Remuneration committee and sits on the Board Audit and Risk Committees. Ruwan is also Chair of Governors of The Bridge Academy in Hackney. ​Ruwan works closely with clients as a consultant on conduct and culture as well as an expert witness on financial crime. Ruwan is a local resident in Pinner, Harrow.

Until 2015, Ruwan was a Managing Director of UBS in London and was the Chief Operating Officer for Securities and also had a variety of group wide roles focussed on culture and risk management. He was deeply involved in remediation post the financial crisis as well as leading investigations and remediation Ruwan originally joined Arthur Andersen Management Consultants after studying Computer Science at Manchester University. He was previously a commissioned officer in the Royal Air Force and later became a Partner at Accenture prior to re-joining UBS.

Ruwan Weerasekera

Nadia Bukhari - Associate Non-Executive Director

Nadia is the chairwoman and organiser for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) pre-reg courses. She designed the course when it first started in 2012. She is the academic lead for London-Central Local RPS, member of the RPS pre-reg advisory panel and is also a recently elected board member for the English Pharmacy Board at the RPS, making her the first Muslim woman to be on the Board.

She is a Senior Teaching Fellow in pharmacy practice at UCL School of Pharmacy and she has also recently taken on the exciting role of head of alumni relations for the school.  Nadia has an avid interest in pharmacy research and is the Founder for the Registrations Assessment Questions series and the Pharmacy Registration Assessment Questions series at the Pharmaceutical Press, London.

She leads by example and has encouraged many to push their personal boundaries beyond what it traditionally means to be a pharmacist.

In 2015, Nadia was awarded the status of Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society for her excellence and contributions towards the profession. She is the youngest female and youngest Asian to be awarded this accolade.

Nadia Bukhari

Executive Directors

Jacqueline Docherty - Chief Executive Officer

Dame Jacqueline joined London North West Healthcare NHS Trust as Chief Executive in April 2015.  Prior to this appointment, Jacqueline spent six years as Chief Executive at West Middlesex University Hospital after serving as Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations & Nursing at King’s College Hospital.

Initially qualifying as a nurse, Jacqueline held a variety of posts including Theatre Sister at the Royal Free Hospital and Senior Nurse for Acute Services at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, before being appointed Deputy Director of Nursing at West Lothian NHS Trust. 

In 1996, Jacqueline joined King’s College Hospital as Executive Director of Nursing, and in 2001 became their Director of Operations. In 2007 she was appointed Deputy Chief Executive.

Jacqueline was Acting Chief Executive at King’s from May to November 2008, before taking the position of Chief Executive at West Middlesex University Hospital in 2009. During her career Jacqueline spent four years as a member of the Management Executive at the Department of Health at the Scottish Office. She is currently Chair of the London Social Partnership Forum and Senior Responsible Officer for patient safety at Imperial College Health Partners.

In 2004 Jacqueline was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire for services to nursing and the NHS.

Dame Jacqueline Docherty

Arshiya Khan - Chief Operating Officer 

Arshiya joined the Trust in November 2017 from Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she was Chief Operating Officer.

Arshiya has many years of operational experience at director and board level and has worked in a number of complex multi-site acute trusts, as well as Director of Primary Care and as a regulator. 

Arshiya is responsible for the day to day operational delivery of the services across the Trust and ensuring that we provide high quality services in an efficient and productive manner. She has shared responsibility for the overall strategic direction, performance and success of the Trust.

A Khan

Barbara Beal - Interim Chief Nurse 

Barbara is a registered nurse and midwife who has worked for the NHS for 48 years.  She is currently a Non-Executive Director for University Hospitals Coventry and Warwick, and has experience working across a range of healthcare sectors, from acute to commissioning, as well as the community, mental health and learning disability. 

Barbara Beal

Dr Martin Kuper -  Medical Director, Responsible Officer, Deputy CEO for Transformation

Martin trained at Oxford University Medical School, qualifying in 1993. He subsequently obtained clinical experience and postgraduate qualifications in Medicine (MRCP), Anaesthesia (FRCA) and Intensive Care (EDIC), and obtained dual certification as a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in 2007. Between 2007 and 2014, he worked at Whittington Health as a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, becoming the Director of Research and Innovation in 2009. In 2012, he was appointed Executive Medical Director at Whittington Health.  In 2014, he became Executive Medical Director, Responsible Officer and Caldicott Guardian at Homerton University Hospital.

Martin was medical lead of a ‘Deteriorating Patient’ quality improvement collaborative to reduce cardiac arrests across 17 ‘UCL Partner’ hospitals in London,  Essex and Hertfordshire, from 2010-16. Martin helped the Whittington to achieve the lowest Summary-level Hospital Mortality Indicator nationally for three years, and the Homerton to achieve the lowest national rate of cardiac arrest occurring on the ward.

Martin led implementation of evidence based  ‘enhanced recovery’ surgical pathways across London, that help patients recover quicker from surgery. In 2009 he was appointed as National Clinical Advisor (Anaesthesia), a role he carried out until 2013. In 2015, he received the Royal College of Anaesthetists ‘Humphrey Davy Award’.

Martin was appointed as Medical Director, Responsible Officer and Deputy Chief Executive for Transformation for London North West University Healthcare in 2018.

Dr Martin Kuper

Simon Crawford - Director of Strategy

Simon took on the role of Director of Strategy in October 2015, prior to this Simon was Finance Director and Senior Responsible Officer for the merger of Ealing Hospital NHS Trust and North West London Hospital NHS Trust in April 2011. He started his career in the NHS in Wales in 1985 where he worked for five years on the external audit of the NHS. This role involved undertaking audits of hospitals and health bodies throughout Wales during which time he qualified as an accountant. On qualification he joined East Dyfed Health Authority. He joined Broadmoor Special Health Authority as its Finance Director in 1997 and became the Finance Director of West London Mental Health NHS Trust in 2001. 

Simon was appointed as the Chief Executive of WLMHT in January 2004. In July 2009  Simon joined NHS London in a wider strategic role to support NHS Trusts across London in their progress towards NHS Foundation Trust Status.

Simon Crawford

Jon Bell - Chief Financial Officer

Jon joined the Trust in October 2015 from West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust. He has over twenty years’ experience in the NHS in the acute, commissioning and community services sectors plus over four years’ experience as a management consultant with Arthur Andersen.

Jon Bell

Claire Gore -  Director of Human Resources

Claire joined the Trust in March 2015 from Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where she was Director of People for five years. Prior to joining the NHS Claire worked in the Metropolitan Police, where she held a number of HR positions and the London Borough of Brent as Strategic HR Manager for Corporate Services and Children and Families.  

Claire holds a post-graduate certificate in strategic HR and training and development and MSC in sociology and social administration

Claire Gore - Director of Human Resources

Sandra Adams - Director of Corporate Affairs (Trust Secretary)

Sandra joined the Trust in April 2017 from the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS) where she had held the role of Director of Corporate Governance since 2009. Sandra started in the NHS as a management trainee and her career has spanned the ambulance, specialist services, acute and  community sectors as well as commissioning and strategy development. Sandra’s first director role was at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust from 2003 – 2009 before taking on the role at the LAS and she brings extensive corporate governance and Board Secretary experience to the role here. Sandra will be responsible for the Board Secretary role, Legal Services and Communications, and for ensuring the Trust has sound systems of corporate governance in place and meets its statutory and regulatory responsibilities.

Sandra Adams

Vacant - Director of Estates and Facilities