Welcoming new Non-Executive Directors
Published: 2 November 2023
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust are delighted to announce the appointment of three new non-executive directors to the Board; Barbara Gregory, Martin Beaman and Robert Williams.
Barbara trained as a chartered accountant, auditor and business consultant and has worked in the NHS in senior finance roles for 24 years before retiring in 2017. Since then, Barbara has been a non-executive director with Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and chair of the Health Service Managers’ Association CNL Faculty (chairs, non-executive and lay members).
Martin is a consultant physician and nephrologist and was previously Associate Postgraduate Dean for Medical Education in the South West before being appointed as the Inaugural Postgraduate Dean to the South West Peninsula Deanery. He subsequently became Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education in Bristol (Severn Deanery) in 2013. After retiring in 2019 he was appointed as a non-executive director to Devon Partnership NHS Trust (DPT). He chaired the Quality Assurance Committee at DPT for just over four years.
Robert provides management consulting and advisory services to private and public sector organisations across the globe, specialising in business transformation and organisation change. He is a trustee on the Board for Step One, a South West charity supporting people with mental health and other challenges to live more independently; and he provides mentoring and coaching to developing executives.
Robert was former Chair of Governors for a large school for children with complex learning needs in Berkshire, during which time he led the funding, development and opening of a new, state-of-the-art school complex. He continues to support his son, a young adult with special needs.