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

Laura Wade-Gery, chair

Laura Wade Gery

Laura Wade-Gery joined the Board as chair on 1 February 2023, after serving as a non-executive director on the NHS England board. Previously Laura was chair of the NHS Digital Board. 

Laura has over 20 years’ business experience having worked for several large businesses, including Marks and Spencer Group and Tesco. She joined Marks and Spencer Group in 2011 and was Executive Director, Multi-Channel, responsible for stores and online until 2016. She was Chief Executive Officer of from 2003 to 2011, and previously held several senior roles at Tesco, having joined them in 1997.

Laura is currently a Non-Executive Director of British Land PLC and of Legal and General Group. She is a trustee of Britten Pears Arts. She was an advisor to the Government Digital Service from 2012 to 2016 and a Non-Executive Director of the John Lewis Partnership from 2017 to April 2021.

Rosalind Given-Wilson, senior independent director and chair of quality and safety committee

Rosalind Given Wilson

Ros joined us as a non-executive director on 1 April 2015. Ros is a consultant radiologist and previously served for over seven years as medical director at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In this role, she had responsibility for clinical quality and safety, education, training, research, governance, clinical strategic involvement and stakeholder engagement. Prior to this, Ros established and ran the breast screening unit in south west London for ten years and led the children's clinical working group across south west London.

Dr Martin Kuper, chief executive

Dr Marin Kuper

Martin took up the position of chief executive at Moorfields in September 2021. An anaesthetist by training, he was the former deputy chief executive for transformation and chief medical officer at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust. Martin has a wealth of expertise including over 10 years of board experience as medical director in foundation and non-foundation trusts in London.

Louisa Wickham, medical director and interim director of discovery

Louisa Wickham

Louisa became medical director in January 2021. She joined Moorfields as a consultant in vitreoretinal surgery and medical retina. Her interest in clinical leadership stems from her time as a trainee, developing a Leadership Fellow for the Health Foundation and as a European Leadership Fellow at INSEAD. She works with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Royal Society of Medicine to promote clinical leadership for doctors at all stages of their training.

Sheila Adam, chief nurse

Sheila Adam

With a wealth of executive, leadership and research experience, Sheila joined Moorfields as chief nurse in April 2022. Prior to this, Sheila worked for NHS England and NHS Improvement, where she was an intensive support improvement director, delivering executive leadership support to Trusts across the NHS. She was chief nurse and director of governance at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust from 2013 to 2018 and, prior to this, deputy chief nurse and acting chief nurse at University College London NHS Foundation Trust. With an extensive background in critical care nursing, Sheila believes strongly in the importance of multi-professional team working to deliver high quality care as well as engaging and co-creating with patients and their families to improve their experience. Sheila will play a key role in driving forwards strategic projects like Oriel, our new centre for excellence in eye care, research, and education.

Jonathan Wilson, chief financial officer and deputy chief executive

Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan re-joined the trust in November 2018 as chief financial officer, having previously held the position of deputy director of finance for over nine years. Jonathan is an experienced board-level director, having held chief financial officer (CFO) positions at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Homerton NHS Foundation Trust. Jonathan’s portfolio includes finance, IT and procurement.

Jon Spencer, chief operating officer 

Jon Spencer

Jon joined us in February 2021. Prior to this Jon served as deputy chief operating officer at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust where he was involved in a number of high profile projects, including leading the hospital’s response to Covid-19 and overseeing major programmes of work in pharmacy, imaging and genomics. He has also provided divisional level management to a number of clinical services at both the Marsden and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Nick Hardie, non-executive director and chair of audit and risk and finance committees

Nick Hardie

Nick joined the trust in January 2016. His career has included senior treasury and financial management roles for a number of FTSE companies including Marks and Spencer and Hammerson, a property development and investment company with a £9bn portfolio. Nick is also a non-executive director of the Devon and Cornwall Housing Group.

David Hills, non-executive director and chair of capital scrutiny committee

David Hills

David joined the trust in April 2017 and is an experienced construction and project delivery professional whose career has included senior and board level roles for a number of FTSE companies including Mouchel and Laing O’ Rourke as well as working extensively with the public sector in senior project and programme delivery roles. David also has a role as the director of programme delivery for the University of Cambridge.

Adrian Morris, non-executive director

Adrian Morris

Adrian joined Moorfields in March 2021. Adrian has held senior roles in Centrica, British Gas and BP and is currently the general counsel for Tesco and a member of the Tesco Group Executive. Adrian was also part of the negotiating team for the sale of Tesco’s Asian businesses for £8bn, following the successful £4bn acquisition of Booker Plc, to create the UK’s leading food group. Adrian is the executive sponsor for Tesco’s Disability Network and is a mentor under the Group’s partnership with Arrival Education.

Professor Andrew Dick, non-executive director

Andrew Dick

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. Andrew is the joint senior responsible officer (SRO) for Oriel.

Richard Holmes, non-executive director and chair of strategy and commercial committee

Richard Holmes

Richard held senior roles at Specsavers for over ten years, as global marketing director and joint chief executive officer (UK). Over this period the group increased its UK market share from 30% to 50% and became the market leader in Scandinavia. Richard also held a number of senior marketing and commercial roles at Boots and Unilever. Richard is holds non-executive director roles at Lok’N Store Plc and First Contact Healthcare and is vice chair of his local Citizens Advice organisation.

Asif Bhatti, non-executive director

Asif Bhatti

Asif joined us as a non-executive director in May 2022. He is a chartered accountant and is currently the group director of risk and audit at the Compass Group plc. Over the last 20 years, he has held senior finance roles in a broad range of companies and industries including the John Lewis Partnership, chaired Gloucester City Homes and has held non-executive roles with the East Thames Housing Association and Global Partners & Associates, a political change consultancy. Asif brings a deep understanding of finance, transformational change, IT and risk.

Aaron Rajan, non-executive director

Aaron Rajan headshot

Aaron joined Moorfields in March 2023, and has held senior roles across Unilever most recently as Chief Information and Digital Officer for North America and Global Vice President for Technology and Digital. Aaron is a keen advocate for the ethical use of technology to unleash human potential and benefit society, an advisory member of the Royal Horticultural Society and a graduate of Imperial College London. Aaron is also the product of parents who devoted their lives to serving the NHS and advancing medical research.

Non voting executive directors

Four further directors sit on the board of directors but do not have voting rights.

Kieran McDaid, director of capital, estates and major projects

Kieran Web

Kieran was appointed to the board in June 2018 and is an experienced construction and project management professional having delivered a large number of construction projects in both academic and clinical settings. Kieran is a fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and holds an MBA from the University of Nottingham. Kieran previously held the position of estates director at University College London    Hospitals (UCLH) where he led and delivered significant projects, such as the Proton Beam Therapy Centre, Macmillan Cancer Centre and Eastman Dental Hospital.

Nick Roberts, chief information officer

Nick Roberts

Nick was appointed to the board in June 2020 as Moorfields’ chief information officer. Nick joined Moorfields from UCLH where he was the director of digital services. Nick has considerable experience and knowledge of clinical technical systems, major international research initiatives and system partnerships. Nick was responsible for the delivery of the EPIC health records system and technology supporting international research initiatives such as the early lung cancer diagnosis programme and creation of EMAP, a virtualised research platform for big data.

Ian Tombleson, director of quality and safety

Ian Tombleson

Ian joined Moorfields in November 2009. Ian has a scientific background in cancer research and worked subsequently in a number of NHS trusts. He also worked for the Health Service Ombudsman and the Care Quality Commission. Ian is responsible for customer services, risk and safety management and setting quality standards.

Professor Michèle Russell, director of education

Michèle Russell

Our education team is led by Professor Michèle Russell, joint director of education at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. Michèle has a well-established reputation as a professor of clinical education and higher education (HE) policy with 18+ years senior strategic leadership experience HE, health, government, public and private sector consultancy. She brings expertise on curriculum design and innovation, professional and clinical education and a strong record of institutional, national and international project delivery. She has held PVC/director of education level roles at Russell Group universities, such as the LSE leading the transformation of assessment, and King’s College London, where she led on the consultation/revalidation of the MBBS and nursing/midwifery programmes. 

Peter Thomas, director of digital development

Peter Thomas headshot

Peter joined Moorfields in 2017 as a consultant paediatric ophthalmologist, and was appointed as Director of Digital Development in 2023 in addition to his role as Chief Clinical Information Officer (since 2021). He has a significant background in technology, beginning his career at IBM, completing a PhD in computational neuroscience at Cambridge in 2005, and developing a research interest in digital health and medical artificial intelligence alongside his clinical practice. He has been the trust’s lead for clinical informatics since 2021 and focusses on the digital transformation of clinical services as well as supporting the Trust’s broader IT and digital programmes. He has acted as clinical lead for eyecare at NHSx and is currently the digital/clinical lead for eyecare at NHS England.

Register of interests

The register of interests document contains each director's declaration of interests.