Governing body

Our Governing Body membership includes patient, lay, GP, practice nurse and practice manager representatives from across the CCG, as well as representatives from Public Health and Local Authorities. GP, practice manager and practice nurse representatives are elected to the Governing Body by their peers in the CCG. 

Meetings are held in public six times a year.

Find out about our Governing Body meetings.

View Governing Body meeting papers.

We maintain a Register of Interests that details information about Governing Body member interests. The CCG Constitution sets out the rules governing declarations of interest and the management of conflicts of interest.

Dr Andrew Steeden

Dr Andrew SteedenChair

Andrew has been a GP in Kensington for the last 15 years. Since joining the Board he has been involved in commissioning care from Chelsea and Westminster with particular focus on quality. He has also been supporting the development of whole systems integrated care and chairs the Finance and Performance committee for WLCCG.

Dr Rachael Garner

Dr Rachael GarnerVice Chair

Rachael is a GP principal in a GP training practice in Notting Hill and has a particular interest in education and organisational development.  She leads our Commissioning Learning Sets, an educational forum for practices to provide peer support and learning. She is also the clinical lead for dermatology and the CCG representative on the St Charles Development Committee.

Dr Naomi Katz

Dr Naomi KatzVice Chair

Naomi has been a GP in Westminster since 2008. She works as a GP in a practice within Queens Park & Paddington. Naomi is interested in women's and children's health. She is also the Clinical lead for musculoskeletal and diagnostics.    

Dr Richard Hooker

Dr Richard HookerGP member

Richard has worked as a full time GP principal at Holland Park Surgery for over 25 years. He enjoys all aspects of  family practice and has particular interests in skin surgery, hypertension and medical education. He is a GP trainer and a works as GP advisor and teacher with Imperial College. He is the clinical lead for IT and a member of the CCG's Quality, Patient Safety and Risk (QPSR) Committee.

Dr Puvana Rajakulendran

Dr Puvana RajakulendranGP member

Puvana completed her medical training at Imperial College, London in 2003.  In 2009, following vocational training in general practice, she joined Earls Court Medical Centre as a partner.  She has a keen interest in organisational development and promoting greater patient participation, and is the clinical lead for patient and public engagement.  She is currently in the second year of her Masters degree in healthcare commissioning.

Dr Imran Sajid

Dr Imran SajidSalaried GP representative

Imran has trained and worked in a variety of medical specialities in Kensington & Chelsea for 15 years, giving him exceptional personal familiarity with the local healthcare landscape. He is currently a sessional and urgent care GP with clinical interests in musculoskeletal medicine, psychology and emergency care. Following on from a fellowship in healthcare leadership, he now has numerous roles as CCG Lead for Urgent Care, Musculoskeletal Services, Diagnostics, CWHEE Policy Development, as well as engagement with innovative digital health projects. His portfolio also includes medical education and training. His capacity involves service procurement, design, performance management and critical appraisal of evidence and research. He is passionate about ground-up clinical leadership as the foundation of effective healthcare delivery.

Dr Oisin Brannick

Dr Oisin Brannick GP Clinical Lead for End of Life and Macmillan

Oisin has been a GP in Kensington and Chelsea for the past five years. He has a particular interest in Dermatology and health promotion. He is also a GP trainer. He is the clinical lead for end of life and Macmillan GP.

Karen Rydings

Karen RydingsPractice Manager

Karen has been a practice manager in Kensington and Chelsea for four years - most recently in a large training practice in South Kensington. Prior to that, she worked for both West London and Hammersmith and Fulham CCGs, gaining a good understanding and practical knowledge of the challenges faced by practices within the local area. She leads the Practice Managers Forum, and sits on the Patient Participation and Experience Board Sub-Committee. As a new board member, she is looking forward to developing her role further to represent both Practice Managers and Practice Nurses in West London.

Yvonne Fraser

Yvonne FraserPractice manager

Yvonne has been a practice manager and now managing partner in Kensington and Chelsea for 14 years, and has a broad experience of the practical challenges which face practice managers and their practice teams.  She leads the CCG's work on case management.  

Sonia Richardson

Sonia RichardsonPatient representative

Sonia has a long career in senior management in health and social care. She has worked for a number of organisations including the The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and the East London and City Health Authority as a health promotion manager and most recently as an advisor and trainer in dementia. 

Victoria Stark

Victoria StarkLay member

Victoria was CEO of a large and successful charitable social care and housing provider for over 30 years, delivering services across London and the South East. She was awarded CBE for services to homeless people in London in 2002. She has lived in Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster since leaving university in 1974. She has a particular focus on governance, serving on the CCG’s Finance and Performance and Patient and Public Engagement Committees, and chairing the Joint Co-Commissioning Committee.

Simon Tucker

Simon TuckerLay member

Simon is a qualified barrister who practised public and charity law before working as a strategy consultant for MicKinsey and Company. He was previously the chief executive of the Young Foundation, a charity focused on innovation to address social needs. He was lead adviser for the NHS Regional Innovation Funds and continues to advise and coach NHS staff leading innovation projects as well as social entrepreneurs. He has co-founded several successful social ventures.

Philip Young

Philip YoungLay Member

Philip has a background as a chartered accountant and management consultant with 20 years senior experience within the financial services sector. Philip retired 14 years ago and now holds a range of Non-executive and trustee roles in the public and voluntary sector including Chair of a drug and alcohol Charity and a large primary school. Philip has been a non-executive within the NHS for the past 11 years and is currently chair of the Audit Committee for Central London, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow and West London CCGs and was previously Chair of Ealing Primary Care Trust.

Mark Easton

Mark EastonChief officer

Mark has 30 years of NHS experience, mainly working in the NHS in London, including posts in commissioning, providers and regulation.  Most recently he was STP programme director in south east London, and before that undertook a number of chief executive roles including Chief Executive for Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals, Chief Executive for Brent Primary Care Trust and CEO for North central London SHA. Immediately before his appointment Mark was working in North West London as the interim Director for our STP.


Louise Proctor

Louise ProctorManaging director

Louise joined West London CCG from Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust, where she was director of strategy and transformation and was previously director of integration. She has worked across the NHS in commissioning organisations, mental health and acute providers and has held a number of roles within Northants Community Services (Northants Primary Care Trust) including managing director. 

Ben Westmancott

Ben WestmancottDirector of compliance (adviser in attendance)

Since joining the NHS in 1998, Ben has worked in a variety of managerial roles including performance management, strategy and planning, corporate governance and programme management, initially in accute hospitals, before moving to commissioning in North West London in 2008.  Ben is an associate of member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and, as a qualified coach, is on the NHS's coaching register supporting the development of the NHS workforce in London. 

Diane Jones

Diane JonesChief Nurse/ Director of Quality

Diane has worked in the NHS for over 25 years and is a Registered Nurse & Midwife. She initially joined Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon CCGs in March 2017 as the Director of Quality and Safety. More recently in July 2018, Diane is now the Chief Nurse and Director of Quality for all eight North West London (NWL) CCGs. Diane has significant leadership experience, having worked at senior management level for the past 12 years. Prior to her role in NWL, Diane has worked with NHS Greenwich CCG as the Director of Integrated Governance as well as Deputy Nurse Director with NHS Redbridge CCG before that.

Diane is a member of the London Clinical Senate and continues to practice as a Midwife.

Dr Jane Hawdon

Dr Jane HawdonSecondary Care Representative

Dr Jane Hawdon is Responsible Officer and consultant neonatologist at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. She has previously held consultant and clinical leadership posts at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Barts Health NHS Trust. She is the neonatal clinical lead for the National Maternity and Perinatal Audit (HQIP programme).

Dr Hawdon has been member of the board of trustees of the charity Bliss, Independent Reconfiguration Panel and NICE guideline development groups, and has chaired the neonatal hypoglycaemia working group of the NHS Improvement Patient Safety programme. She is a qualified coach and facilitator.


Neil Ferrelly

Neil Ferrelly Chief Finance Officer

Neil has worked in NHS Finance for more than 35 years and has experience from both acute trusts and in NHS commissioning roles. Before coming to NW London CCGs, Neil was the director of finance at North West Surrey CCG. Before that, he was Primary Care Trust (PCT) Director of Finance at Harrow, West Sussex and Kingston and the Joint Chief Finance Officer of both NHS Richmond CCG and NHS Kingston CCG.

Neil has a vital role supporting clinical commissioners to ensure that the CCGs’ resources are used to provide the best health outcomes for people who live in North West London.