New Forest, Eastleigh and Test Valley - four representatives


Reuben Pengelly

I firmly believe in the importance of a strong, effective NHS, which can continue to provide world-class healthcare. I have experienced UHS as a patient, and have worked at the hospital site for the University of Southampton for the past several years undertaking medical research. I have seen the great work that UHS does, both healthcare and clinical research for eventual patient benefit. To make sure that UHS carries on providing excellent services for those in the surrounding area, it must be able to know the needs of the area.

I have interacted with many staff at UHS, both as an outpatient here and as a colleague. As such, I have a broad lay appreciation of the work at the hospital. I have also previously served as a charity trustee. My strengths lie in the synthesis of information, and communication of this, which I hope will serve me well on the Council of Governors.

Declaration of interest: none


Andrew Grapes resized

Andrew Grapes

I was born in Southampton and have always lived in the local area. I currently live in Totton and am now retired after working all my life in the agricultural feed industry.
I was operations manager working for a company locally and also near Reading. My responsibilities included being a health and safety officer and setting up, in conjunction with local doctors, a health surveillance programme for about 120 employees. I also ran my own haulage company for 12 years.

I am married with two grownup children and three grandchildren, and both myself and my family have experienced being patients in the Southampton hospitals.

I am very interested in actively involving myself in the Trust, where I would be able to contribute my view as an outsider to the health service.

Declaration of interest: none


Anne Murphy resized

Anne Murphy

I offer total commitment, loyalty, honesty, energy and integrity, as well as experience in working with others to reach a common goal.

The NHS is a national treasure. My intention is to assist the Trust in providing the highest standards of care, to ensure patients are consulted, supported and safe. I will also be aware of the views and interests of all New Forest residents. I aim to liaise with, support and encourage all the people in the Trust in the challenges that lie ahead. I want to play an active part in helping to protect and shape the future.

My 23 years' experience as a magistrate and sitting on the boards at two prison establishments, as well as on two boards of charitable companies as a non-executive chairman and deputy, will allow me to bring a wealth of life experience to the role of governor.

I offer my total commitment to the Trust and my ability to listen, disseminate and decide. My skills include working with others, finding solutions to problems, listening, looking, analysing, caring and making decisions.

Declaration of interest: none

Fourth position currently vacant