Council of Governors

The Role of Governors

Governors represent the interests of Trust members (which includes all staff and interested members of the public) and hold the Non-Executive Directors to account for the performance of the Board of Directors. Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is committed to having a diverse Council of Governors that is representative of the communities we serve.

Governors will play a pivotal role in encouraging service users and carers to become more involved in activities of the Trust, as well as in sharing information about the way the Trust is developing and in the delivery of high quality and safe patient care.

The Council of Governors

We will have 29 governors on our Council of Governors:

  • 15 elected public governors;
  • 6 elected staff governors; and
  • 8 appointed governors who represent partner organisations.

  • There are four formal meetings of the Council of Governors each year, as well as the Annual Members Meeting.

    Elected governors normally hold office for a period of three years commencing immediately after the annual members meeting at which their election is announced and are eligible for re-election at the end of that period. Governors are allowed to serve a maximum of nine consecutive years - i.e. three consecutive terms.

    If you would like to get in touch with the Governors, please send an email to:

    Election Results

    Click here for results of elections to the Council of Governors.

    Elected Governors – Public



    Cheshire West & Chester

    Sonia Holdsworth

    Caroline Pelham-Lane


    Keith Lewis

    John Roberts



    Anne Marie Olsson

    Vincent Olsson

    St Helens & Knowsley

    Miles Mandelson



    Jane Wilkinson

    Warrington & Halton

    Glenys Crisp

    Wirral and rest of England

    Andrew Waller

    Richard Taylor


    Elected Governors – Staff




    Abhishek Mahajan

    Non ClinicalVacancy


    Laura Jane Brown

    Other Clinical

    Myfanwy Borland


    Linzi Hickson

    Volunteers, service providers, contracted staff

    John Forsey

    Appointed Governors – Organisations



    Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Mahmoud Elfar

    NHS England – Cheshire and Merseyside Sub Regional Team


    Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

    Tony Murphy

    Cancer Alliance

    Samuel Cross

    Macmillan Cancer Support

    Nancy Whittaker
    Isle of MannDavid Gawne

    University of Liverpool

    Andrew Schache

    Liverpool City CouncilHeather Westhead

    Click here to find out more about our governors

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