The Board

Mr Stephen Hirst
Chairman and Trustee

Stephen became a Trustee of the Hospital Trust in 2009 and in 2012 was elected as Chairperson. In this time the hospital has completely modernised all departments and can now be proud of the standard of the facilities that the people of Tetbury can rely on to provide first class medical services.

Mrs Zena Dalton
Chief Executive

Zena joined the Board in February 2014, having worked in the Health Service for over 25 years she brought a wealth of experience with her. The principal function of the Chief Executive is to give strategic direction and leadership to the organisation. Zena is passionate about delivering safe, effective, responsive and caring services, always seeking out new opportunities to invest and develop services that our local communities and patients value and that our staff are proud to deliver.

Mr Michael Rigby
Medical Director

Mike joined the Board in July 2014 as our first ever Medical Director. He qualified from the Royal Free Hospital, London and undertook surgical training at University College London. After specialist training and a fellowship in Hip Surgery in the world renowned Exeter Hip unit, he was appointed as Consultant in the Great Western Hospital Swindon. He is involved in teaching hip surgery nationally and internationally, is involved with ‘beyond compliance’ – a national group controlling introduction of new hip prosthesis. He has a healthy interest in classic car restoration and motorbikes.

Mr Jeremy Lodwick
Company Secretary and Trustee

Jeremy served as a trustee from 2007 to 2011 and re-joined the Board in 2015. He had a 30 year career in the City as a fund manager and director of a number of leading asset management firms including Morgan Stanley, Framlington Group and Mirabaud Asset Management. He is currently a non executive director of two financial services companies based in Bristol and Swindon. He is Chairman of the Tetbury branch of CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) and on the Tetbury Neighbourhood Planning Group.

Mr Gerard Barnes

Gerard joined the Board in 2015. A Chartered Accountant, after 13 years at KPMG and a brief spell at Barclays, Gerard went into industry as Finance Director. This led to a three year stint as Finance Director of a private hospital. He now has a variety of executive and non-executive director posts in private healthcare companies and is a non-executive director of St Austell Brewery.

Mr Derek Johnson

Derek worked for Allied Lyons for 30 years and became Managing Director of several Companies, the last a Catering Company called JLyons Catering. He now owns and manages his own companies.

Mr John McGrath

John started his management career in 1965 as a financial manager for Ford, Rover & Jaguar, he has held many senior management roles. In 1997 he became the Chief Executive of Diageo PLC and in 2000 became the Chairman of Boots the Chemist, followed by a Non-Executive position at ITV. From 1998 to 2000, he also held the position of Deputy Chairman, for the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum. In 2001 he founded Cicely Saunders International, it is a Charity dedicated to funding research into palliative care at Cicely Saunders Institute at King’s College London. He has chaired the Tetbury Friends committee for a number of years and became a member of Tetbury Hospitals Board of Trustees in 2014.

Mr Tony Pooley

An engineer from Cambridge, Tony initially worked as a Transportation Planning consultant and then joined Shell from where he retired in 2003, having worked in most of its 'downstream' businesses. He then consulted for several years, during which time he became a Trustee of Enham Trust, a charity for disabled near Andover. Tony became a Trustee of Tetbury Hospital Trust in July 2015.

Dr Tony Walsh

Dr Walsh is now retired having worked for 40 years as a GP in Tetbury, he also ran the clinical side of the then Primary Care Trust as PEC Chair for 3 years. He is currently the Deputy Mayor of Tetbury and he is a member of the Thirteen of Tetbury. He also finds time to be a governor at the local primary school. He was closely involved with the original setting up of Tetbury Hospital Trust.

Kathy Callaghan
Kathy joined as a Trustee in early 2016. Having started her career in banking, she moved across to HR, holding senior roles at both Lloyds Banking Group and Vodafone. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, Kathy is currently HR Director at Dyson, based locally.
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