Our Board

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Dr Nicolas Small, Chair, Board GP Hertsmere

I trained at St Mary's Hospital London, and have been a GP Partner at Schopwick Surgery, Elstree since 1996. As Chair of Herts Valleys CCG Board, I represent Hertsmere locality and am clinical lead for training and education. I am also especially interested in support for carers and making sure that patients and the public are fully engaged in our work.

In my spare time I enjoy holidaying in my motor home and am also a Health Coordinator for Pekingese Dogs - working with the Kennel Club to try and address some of the breed's health issues.

Dr Trevor Fernandes, Board GP Dacorum, Deputy Clinical Chair

I qualified in Medicine from St. Thomas’s Hospital in London in 1988 and have been a GP in Dacorum for 22 years. I am Deputy Clinical Chair and Clinical Lead for the contract with West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust.

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Dr Richard Pile, Board GP St Albans and Harpenden

I graduated from Nottingham University Medical School in 1996 and have been a GP partner at Parkbury House in St Albans since August 2000. I am a GP with a special interest in Echocardiography and Cardiology, Telemedicine and Vascular Medicine. I am the Board Lead for communications. As well as working as a GP, I do a weekly echocardiogram clinic for patients with suspected heart failure and I am also part of the team behind the Starpace website, which supports education in primary care.

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Kathryn Magson, Chief Executive

Kathryn Magson started as CEO on 16 March 2017. Kathryn has 12 years of experience in the NHS and almost a decade of experience in NHS senior management. She comes to Herts Valleys CCG from Richmond CCG where she was the STP lead for south west London.

Kathryn lives in Hertfordshire with her partner and two sons.

Caroline Hall, Chief Finance Officer




Diane Curbishley, Director of Nursing and Quality

I have over 29 years’ experience in the NHS, qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in 1989 at the Royal Free Hospital. I specialised in infection control for 12 years before doing an MA in Health Law and Ethics and moving into NHS commissioning. I have been a Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality for over five years, joining Herts Valleys CCG in September 2013 in that role.

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Thida Win, secondary care consultant

I got my primary medical qualification in Myanmar in 1993. I gained my Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in 2002 and have been a consultant in general and respiratory medicine at East and North Herts NHS Trust for more than a decade. My management experience includes: Lead for the clinical study group (respiratory) at East of England Academic Health Science Network, lung cancer chair for Herts and Beds Cancer Network and clinical director (respiratory) for East of England Strategic Clinical Network. I have a commitment to education and research - I was appointed honorary professor of clinical medicine (University of Buckingham) and honorary reader (University College London).

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Stuart Bloom, Lay Member, Deputy Chair

I am Chair of the Quality and Performance Committee at Herts Valleys CCG. Since 2003 I have been a non-Executive Director and chair of a number of NHS primary care trusts in Hertfordshire. I am currently Chair of Health Education East of England, which covers Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Peterborough, Essex, Hertfordshire and Befordshire.

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Alison Gardner, Lay Member

I have more than 35 years of professional management experience working in the Civil Service and more recently within the health sector here and in Ireland. I am the Lay Board Member lead for Patient and Public Involvement and I am committed to giving our patient representatives and volunteers a real opportunity to have an impact on the development of services for the whole of Herts Valleys community and a meaningful role in all our decision making processes.

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Paul Smith, Lay Member

I am the Board lay member responsible for governance, including chairing the Audit and Remuneration Committees. I have been involved with the NHS since 2006 when I joined West Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust at a non-Executive Director. Previously, I worked for the Ford Motor Company for 28 years in a variety of finance roles including as Finance Director for three years.

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Thelma Stober, Lay Member

I am a practising Solicitor and Commercial Mediator, having initially qualified as a Barrister with over 20 years’ experience working in governmental and other high profile public sector bodies and boards as Director of Law Governance and Procurement. I sit on the Governments Victims Panel advising on improving the criminal justice system for victims of crime. I am a non-Executive Director of Sanctuary Group Board, its Group Housing and Remuneration Committees. I am also a motivational speaker with a particular focus on young people.

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