Trust board

The board of directors holds overall accountability for the organisation and is responsible for strategic direction and the high-level allocation of resources. It delegates decision-making for the operational running of the trust to the chief executive.


Board of directors


Tessa Green CBE, chairman

David Probert

Tessa took up the position of chairman at Moorfields in September 2016. Tessa joins Moorfields with a wealth of experience, having served as chairman of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and trustee of the Institute of Cancer Research from 1998 to 2010. Tessa has also served as a non-executive director at the Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS Trust. She has a particular interest in health research and clinical governance.


Steve Williams, vice chairman

Steve WilliamsStephen is a lawyer with extensive commercial experience, most recently at Unilever and ICI. He is a member of the Company Law Committee of the Law Society and the Companies Committee of the Confederation of British Industry and non-executive board member at Whitbread Plc, Croda International Plc and Eversheds LLP.


David Probert, chief executive

David Probert

David took up the position of chief executive at Moorfields in April 2016. He was the former director of strategic development at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. David is a past fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Boston, USA and holds an MBA from the University of Leicester.


Nick Hardie, non-executive director and chair of audit committee


Nick is an experienced finance professional whose career has included senior treasury and financial management roles for a number of FTSE companies. He has been a trustee of the musical education charity Spitalfields Music for over ten years and is a non-executive director at Devon and Cornwall Housing Group. 

Andrew Nebel, non-executive director and chair of Project Oriel committee

Andrew NebelAndrew runs his own fundraising and marketing consultancy. He chairs Project Oriel, the board committee overseeing the creation of a new joint eye care, research and education facility with the Institute. He sits on the strategy and investment and audit committees.


Professor Andrew Dick, non-executive director

 width=Andrew took up position as director of the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology in September 2016. He is a clinician scientist and surgeon, also based at University of Bristol, with a main interest in how our immune system both protects and damages tissues in a variety of diseases, including age-related macular degeneration and uveitis.


Sumita Singha, non-executive director

Sumita SinhaSumita is an architect, author and academic, running her own design practice. She has received awards in diverse fields including the UIA:UNESCO international award for housing design, Women Into Business award at the House of Commons and the Atkins Inspire award for Architecture.


Rosalind Given-Wilson, non-executive director

Rosalind Given-WilsonRos joined us as a non-executive director on 1 April 2015. Ros is a consultant radiologist, who has recently stepped down as medical director at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust following more than seven years in the role.



Declan Flanagan, medical director

Declan FlanaganDeclan is a consultant ophthalmologist, who specialises in medical retina treatments. He is responsible for the professional leadership of Moorfields’ doctors, and for the quality and safety of our clinical care. Prior to his appointment in 2009, Declan was Moorfields’ deputy medical director, and medical director of Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon.


Professor Sir Peng Tee Khaw, director of research and development

Professor Sir Peng Tee KhawPeng specialises in glaucoma surgery both for paediatric and complex adult cases, and has been with Moorfields and our research partners at the Institute since 1987. Peng is also the director of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre based at Moorfields and the Institute, and director of the eyes and vision theme of UCL Partners.


Tracy Luckett, director of nursing and allied health professions

Tracy LuckettA registered nurse, Tracy has been our director responsible for the professional leadership of nurses and allied health professionals and our integrated patient support service since 2011. She holds the statutory roles of director of infection prevention and control and executive lead for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.


Steven Davies, chief finance officer

Steven DaviesSteven joined Moorfields in 2011, and became our chief finance officer in 2016. Steven trained in NHS organisations in west London before joining a financially challenged trust in south east London where he covered a range of financial disciplines, before becoming its deputy finance director in 2008.



John Quinn, chief operating officer

John QuinnA pharmacist by background, John joined us in November 2015. He has a wealth of operational management experience, most recently at UCLH NHS Foundation Trust where he was responsible for the management of the Heart Hospital, including its transfer to Barts Health, and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen Square.


Associate directors

Four further executive directors, formally associate directors, attend meetings of the trust board, but do not have voting rights.


Johanna Moss, director of strategy and business development

Johanna MossJohanna joined Moorfields in July 2015. Johanna’s responsibilities include strategy development, annual planning, business development, marketing and communications, external relations, and corporate and social responsibility. Before coming to Moorfields, Johanna was deputy director of strategic development at UCLH NHS Foundation Trust.


Elisa Steele, chief information officer

Elisa SteeleElisa joined Moorfields in November 2015. Elisa’s responsibilities include the Informatics Strategy, IT support, Information and Informatics projects and programmes. Prior to coming to Moorfields, Elisa was the ICT Director at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, and she has held similar roles in south east London.


Sally Storey, director of human resources

Sally StoreySally joined Moorfields in 2012. Sally’s remit is to support senior staff in managing their people. Sally’s previous role was as director of HR and organisational development at Sussex Community NHS Trust, and she held similar posts at St George's Healthcare NHS Trust and at Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust.



Ian Tombleson, director of corporate governance

Ian TomblesonIan joined Moorfields in November 2009. Prior to this he worked for the Healthcare Commission (now the Care Quality Commission). Ian is responsible for ensuring the good governance of our organisation, including risk and safety. He is also responsible for our 16,500-strong foundation trust membership body.