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Meet our governors

The council of governors is made up of elected and appointed governors. Governors are volunteers and are not paid.

Governors are elected by distinct constituencies:



  • Public Constituency – governors are elected by members of the public who have an interest in the trust.



Please click the links above or the tabs on the left for more information on the governors in each constituency. Or, alternatively, scroll down for our full list of governors.


Our governors play an integral role in the running of our trust. We currently have 21 governors that represent service users, carers, public, staff and stakeholders.

The roles and responsibilities of the Assembly of Governors, to be undertaken in accordance with the trust’s constitution, are:

  • To appoint and remove the chair and other non-executive directors of  the foundation trust at a general meeting

 

  • To approve at a general meeting the appointment by the non-executive directors of the chief executive

 

  • To appoint or remove the auditor at a general meeting


  • To be consulted by the trust’s board of directors on forward planning and to have the board of governors’ views taken into account

 

  • To be presented with the trust’s annual report and accounts and the report of the auditor on the accounts at a general meeting
Faheem Uddin - Service User Governor
Faheem Uddin - Service User Governor, Birmingham - Term in office: Nov 2014 - Oct 2020
Mustak Mirza, Service User Governor
Mustak Mirza, Service User Governor - Term in office: April 2017-2020
Maureen Johnson - Carer Governor
Maureen Johnson, Carer Governor - Term in office: May 2013 - April 2019
Anthony Brookes - Carer Governor
Anthony Brookes, Carer Governor - Term in office: Dec 2017 - Dec 2020
Phil Jones, Public Governor – Term in office: Dec 2017 - Dec 2020
Phil Jones, Public Governor – Term in office: Dec 2017 - Dec 2020
Edward Freshwater, Non-Medical Clinical Governor - Term in office: July 2018 – 2021
Edward Freshwater, Non-Medical Clinical Governor - Term in office: July 2018 – 2021
John Travers, Non-Clinical Staff Governor: July 2018 - July 2021
John Travers, Non-Clinical Staff Governor: July 2018 - July 2021
Dr Jon Kennedy - Clinical Staff Governor - Term in office: July 2018 - July 2021
Dr Jon Kennedy - Clinical Staff Governor - Term in office: July 2018 - July 2021
Alan Rebeiro - Stakeholder Governor, term in office: May 2016-May 2019
Vacant, Stakeholder Governor
Vacant, Clinical Commissioning Group Governor
Vacant, Clinical Commissioning Group Governor
Hazel Kench, Solihull Public Governor – Term in office: Aug 2014 - Aug 2017
Hazel Kench, Solihull Public Governor – Term in office: Aug 2017 - Aug 2020
Brendan Hayes - Executive Director of Operations
Vacant, Service User Governor, Rest of England
Peter Brown - Service User Governor
Peter Brown, Service User Governor, Solihull - Term in office: Dec 2017 - Dec 2020
Khalid Ali, Birmingham Public Governor – Term in office: Nov 2014 - Oct 2017
Khalid Ali, Birmingham Public Governor – Term in office: Nov 2017 - Nov 2020
Robert Dalziel, Public governor – Term in office: Nov 2014 - Oct 2017
Robert Dalziel, Public governor – Term in office: Dec 2017 - Dec 2020
Vacant - Public governor, Rest of England
Vacant - Public governor, Rest of England
Jim Chapman - Stakeholder Governor - Term in office: Sept 2017 - Aug 2020
Jim Chapman - Stakeholder Governor - Term in office: Sept 2017 - Aug 2020
Councillor Mick Brown, Stakeholder Governor, Birmingham City Council – Term in office: Sept 2013 - August 2019
Councillor Mick Brown, Stakeholder Governor, Birmingham City Council – Term in office: Sept 2013 - August 2019
Sophie Wilson - Stakeholder Governor
Sophie Wilson - Stakeholder Governor for Birmingham and Solihull Councils for Voluntary Services - Term in office: Dec 2017 - Dec 2020
Maureen Smojkis - Stakeholder governor, University of Birmingham - Term in office: Nov 2017 - Nov 2020
Maureen Smojkis - Stakeholder governor, University of Birmingham - Term in office: Nov 2017 - Nov 2020
Chief Inspector Sean Russell - West Midlands Police Stakeholder Governor - Term in office: Sept 2013 – Aug 2016
Chief Inspector Sean Russell - West Midlands Police Stakeholder Governor - Term in office: Sept 2013 – Aug 2019