Brian Loftus, Public Governor for Coventry, was elected by the Council of Governors and commenced his new post from September 2018. Brian, who has been a Public Governor since 2013, takes over from Helen Youds who stepped down due to her retirement earlier in the year.
Amongst their other responsibilities, the Lead Governor acts as a spokesperson for the Council of Governors, represents Governors as an observer at certain Trust events/workshops and will focus on the work programme of the Council supported by the Chair and other senior officers from the Trust.
Brian said:“I am starting my new position as Lead Governor at an interesting and challenging time for the Trust so I am really looking forward to getting involved, especially in those areas that the Council can add value and act for our communities. The Governors are all passionate about the services the Trust provide and we are here to ensure they are the best they can be for all our patients and their carers.
The Council of Governors is made up of public, staff and appointed representatives who all help to shape the future of the Trust, whilst ensuring the local communities health needs are a priority for the Trust.