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Council of Governors

The Council of Governors is the collective body through which executive and non-executive directors explain and justify their actions. It works closely with the Trust Board to make sure services are meeting the needs of the local community.

The Council of Governors consists of 23 governors who gather the views of the hospital's members and give them a voice at the highest level of the organisation. These representatives have certain roles and responsibilities and must carry out statutory duties.

For further details of the Council of Governors please contact Karen Russell in Corporate Affairs on 023 8120 1469. You can also email your governor at

The Council of Governors is broken down into the following groups:

Council of Governors' constituencies
Type of constituencyName of constituency
Public (elected)
Staff (elected)
  • Medical and dental - one governor
  • Non-clinical and support staff - one governor
  • Nursing and midwifery - one governor
  • Other clinical staff - one governor
Stakeholder (appointed)
  • Business South - Vacant
  • Hampshire County Council - Councillor Michael White
  • Southampton City CCG - Helen Eggleton
  • University of Southampton - Michelle Cowen
  • West Hampshire CCG - Ellen McNicholas
  • Southampton City Council - Councillor Barrie Margetts