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Board Members

The Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of our organisation, ensuring due probity and accountability and holding the management team to account in terms of organisational performance. The Board is made up of Executive members employed full time by the Trust and Non Executive Directors who live locally, are employed part time and bring a wealth of business and other expertise to the Board. Our Board has adopted and operates to the NHS Codes of Conduct and Accountability and in line with the Nolan Principles.  For more information on these Codes visit the: NHS Improvement website.

Mary Elford, Chair Mary Elford

Mary Elford joined the Trust as Chair on 1 April 2020 and has held a range of director and leadership roles in the public and private sectors.

She is currently Vice-Chair of East London NHS Foundation Trust.  Mary is a member of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel for the NHS and the National Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards. 

Mary’s commercial career was with the John Lewis Partnership, where she held a range of senior executive positions. 

Oliver Judges, Non Executive DirectorOliver Judges

Oliver joined the Board as a non-Executive Director in October 2017.  He has 20 years' experience in the property sector and works as a consultant with organisations to advise on strategy and support on restructures and transformation programmes.  Oliver was previously a Trustee and Chair of West Norfolk Mind, and has experience in the commercial, public and not for profit sectors.

Oliver is a surveyor and Fellow of the RICS and Chartered Management Institute, and has qualifications in investment and an MBA from Cranfield University.

Dr Anne McConville, Non Executive DirectorAnn McConville

Anne is a doctor trained in general practice and public health. She was a Director of Public Health and executive director in health authorities and a primary care trust in the West and East Midlands before joining the Department of Health where she lead regional work on health improvement and inequalities and contributed to national policy development.  In her previous post, she acting Regional Director of Public Health for the East of England strategic health authority where she oversaw the transition of public health to local authorities and the development of the 'Making Every Contact Count' programme.

She is director of an independent public health consultancy and has undertaken recent work on governance, health protection and joint strategic health needs assessment. 

She joined the Board in January 2015

Geoff Lambert, Non Executive Director

Geoff brings a wealth of experience at executive and non executive director level, including as Audit Chairman and Non Executive Director at Luton Primary Care Trust and Bedfordshire and Luton Primary Care Trust from 2003 – 2012.  He is Chairman of Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation and is an active fund-raiser for Medical Detection Dogs.  Geoff has over 30 years experience in corporate and commercial finance including with the Royal Mail and Luton and Bedfordshire Universities and has undertaken periods of consultancy in South America, the Far East and Africa.  

Anna Gill OBEAnna Gill OBE, Non Executive Director 

As the parent of a severely disabled young adult, Anna combines her former background as a nurse with many years’ experience working as a parent carer representative at national level with both the Departments for Education, and Health and Social Care, with NHS England, CQC where she is an Expert by Experience and Health Education England, where she is a member of the Patient Advisory Forum.

Anna is a Lay Representative on the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) for the East of England.

She is a freelance trainer and policy consultant in the field of SEN and Disability which includes working as an Associate for the Council for Disabled Children.

Anna was awarded an OBE in 2012 for services to disabled children and their families.


Gary Tubb, Non Executive Director Gary Tubb

Gary is an experienced and successful CEO now pursuing an independent portfolio career spanning the private and public sectors, with a passionate interest in Education and Health (Community and Mental Health).

Having worked his way up from being a UCMDS Management Trainee with Unilever to leadership roles in large, complex organisations, Gary brings to the table, clear independent judgement and multiple perspectives.

Gary developed his marketing skills within Unilever, Colgate-Palmolive, Robinsons Soft Drinks, Dixons Stores and EDF; he co-founded Virgin Home, became CEO for BT Home Communications and CEO for Belkin Northern Europe.

In addition to his successful executive coaching consultancy, Gary is a Cabinet Member for Central Bedfordshire Council (leading on the All Age Skills Strategy) and a Special Advisor for East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT).


Fazilet Hadi, Non Executive Director Fazilet Hadi

Fazilet Hadi joined Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust as a Non Executive Director in June 2019.

She stepped down as Deputy CEO of the Royal National Institute of Blind People in 2018. At RNIB, Fazilet worked with colleagues and customers to make services more
person-centred, to increase customer participation and voice, to influence policy change and to improve collaboration with other organisations.

Fazilet began to lose her sight when she was a child and was registered blind in her late teens. She started her career as a solicitor, supporting individuals to exercise their rights. She has also worked to embed equality considerations in local authority services.

Judith Glashen, Associate Non Executive Director Judith Glashen

Judith possesses a breadth of personal and professional lived experience spanning 29 years within the UK and North America, as a Registered Nurse, Policy Developer, Strategic thinker, Strategic Implementer, Analyst in Organisational and Leadership Development, and Equality and Inclusion Specialist.

She believes she has much to offer and contribute, in particular from the unique perspective of Black and Minority Ethnic people, be they Members of the Workforce, Professionals, Patients, Service Users or Carers – which of course may all come packaged in one person.

Judith has experience of developing National Leadership and Development Events to gain feedback and input from a wide variety of audiences to directly address specific health and Inclusive Leadership challenges.

She also has experience of initiating Local and Regional Development Networks within Higher Education and the NHS, working collaboratively with Board Members, Executive Managers and Thought Leaders, influencing decision making processes to deliver stretching and ambitious challenge and improvement to organisational behaviour and culture change.


Matthew WinnMatthew Winn, Chief Executive (

Matthew Winn is the Chief Executive of the Trust and has led the organisation since 2007. Previously he worked in London in roles in acute care, local government and Primary Care Trusts. 

He is also the Director for Community Health and Senior Responsible Officer for the Ageing Well programme with NHS England/Improvement

He is a member of the NHS Employers Policy Board; management representative on the National Social Partnership Forum;  and Chair of the Bedfordshire/Luton and Milton Keynes Local Workforce Action Board.

He has an MSc in public policy and public management, focusing on how organisations can work together. 

Julia Curtis, Chief Nurse ( Sirett

Julia has been in the role of Chief Nurse since 2017 and has worked in a number of roles throughout CCS since joining in 2002.

She undertook her Adult Nurse training at Addenbrookes Hospital followed by qualifying as a Health Visitor in Sheffield in 1991.  Since then she has worked in a number of roles including Health visiting for 11 years, Leading the Portage service  for Cambridgeshire (a multi–agency, pre -school home visiting scheme for children with additional needs) and Quality, Governance and Professional Practice roles. 

She has also undertaken a role with the Nursing and Midwifery Council for the last 5 years as a registrant member of their Fitness to Practice, Conduct and Competence process.

She is a passionate advocate for high quality patient care and her underlying ethos is that respectful and trusting relationships between staff and patients enables this to happen.

Mark Robbins, Director of Finance and Resources ( 

Mark was appointed as the Trust’s Director of Finance & Resources in 2015. 

He has worked for the NHS in finance roles since 1992 including Cambridge Health Authority, Huntingdon Primary Care Trust and various commissioning organisations in Cambridgeshire.   Mark joined CCS as Deputy Director of Finance in 2012, bringing with him wide ranging NHS experience and knowledge.

In 2007, Mark became a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).  

Rachel Hawkins, Director of Governance (rachel.hawkins@nhs.netGill Thomas












Dr David Vickers, Medical Director (

David has been a Consultant Community Paediatrician in Cambridgeshire since 1991, having qualified from Oxford University and then trained in Paediatrics in the north of England.  Until taking up the post of Medical Director he was Designated Doctor for Children’s Safeguarding.  His clinical practice continues in the area of the Trust's service for children with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  He has a long standing interest in Children's Palliative Care and is also part time Medical Director of East Anglia's Children's Hospices and has been a Trustee of several national charities in this field.

Nationally he served five and a half years as a Senior Officer (Registrar and then Treasurer) of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health until 2013 and is currently a Trustee of the College and Treasurer of the British Association for Community Child Health. He has been a Clinical Assessor for the National Clinical Assessment Service and is currently an Expert Advisor for the General Medical Council and an External Clinical Advisor for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman.

He is married to a children’s nurse who works in the voluntary sector and they have three children. He lives with his family in a small village in South Cambridgeshire.


Anita Pisani – Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Workforce and
Service Redesign (

Anita Pisani has over 20 years' experience of working within the NHS and started her career in the telecommunications industry.  She was also a founder Director and Company Secretary of a small design consultancy business.  Anita joined Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust  in June 2012 from Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust where she had been leading the workforce, communications and OD agendas.  Prior to this she worked in NHS Bedfordshire where she was the Workforce and OD Director on both the Commissioning and Provider Board. 

She has significant experience of working across the health and social care system and has led a number of large scale workforce change programmes. Anita is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is a former Chair of the NHS East of England Human Resources Director Network.

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