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 became chairman at Moorfields in September 2016 having served as chairman of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and trustee of the Institute of Cancer Research. Tessa also served as a non-executive director at the Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospitals NHS Trust and has a particular interest in health research and clinical governance.


Declaration of interests: 

  • Member of advisory board, Healthcare UK
  • Director, UCL Partners
  • Director, Tangent Group Ltd
  • Director, Tangent Industries Ltd
  • Director, Tangent Estates Ltd
  • Trustee, Tangent Charitable Trust
  • Trustee, The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry
  • Association member, BUPA
  • Director, The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund Trustee Company
  • Owner, Tangent Communications plc

Steve Williams, vice-chairman

Steve Williams Stephen 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 a non-executive board member at Whitbread Plc, Croda International Plc and Eversheds LLP.


Declaration of interests: 

  • Director, Leverhulme Trust
  • Director, De La Ware Pavilion Trust
  • Director, Amicus Curiae Ltd

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.


Declaration of interests: 

  • Trustee and company director, Pancreatic Cancer UK
  • Trustee, Moorfields Eye Charity
  • Director, MEH Ventures LLP
  • School governor, St Dunstans College
  • Director, UCL Partners
  • Chairman, World Association of Eye Hospitals

Nick Strouthidis, medical director

Nick Strouthidis is a consultant ophthalmologist who specialises in the treatment of glaucoma and cataract. He is also a clinical scientist at the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. Nick was appointed to the post of medical director in August 2018. He is responsible for the professional leadership of Moorfields' doctors and for the quality and safety of our clinical care. Prior to his appointment, Nick was the director of the glaucoma service at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Declaration of interests:

  • Trustee, International Glaucoma Association
  • Trustee, Moorfields Eye Charity
  • Private practice, King Edward VII Hospital Sister Agnes  
  • Clinical associate professor, Sydney University Medical School 
  • Consultant (unpaid), Abyss Processing
  • Director/owner, Cranley Medical Ltd

Professor Sir Peng Tee Khaw, director of research and development

Professor Sir Peng Tee KhawPeng is a clinician scientist and surgeon specialising in paediatric and adult glaucoma. Peng is developing new surgical and stem cell therapies and he is also the director of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.


Declaration of interests: 

  • Director, Eyes and Vision Programme, UCLPartners Academic Health Science Centre
  • President, UK Paediatric Glaucoma Society
  • Scientific advisory board, Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust
  • Scientific advisory board, CRICK Institute Translational Advisory Group
  • World Glaucoma Association Council
  • Oxford Ophthalmological Congress Council
  • Courtesy clinical associate professor, University of Florida
  • Private practice, Moorfields Private
  • Consultancy, Aerie Pharmaceuticals
  • Consultancy, Novartis
  • Consultancy and PhD studentship, Santen
  • Consultancy, Thea
  • Consultancy, CMER Hospital Group, Hong Kong
  • Consultancy, Glaukos
  • Founder and shareholder, Optceutics Ltd (pharmacology)
  • Founder, director and shareholder, Radiance Therapeutics (beta therapy)


Tracy Luckett, director of nursing and allied health professions

Tracy Luckett Tracy is a registered nurse and has been our director responsible for the professional leadership of nurses and allied health professions 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, and has joint responsibility for quality and safety with the medical director.

Declaration of interests: 

  • Trustee, Friends of Moorfields


Jonathan Wilson, chief financial officer

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 similar positions at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Homerton NHS Foundation Trust. Jonathan’s portfolio includes finance, IT and procurement.

Declaration of interests: none.

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.


Declaration of interests: none

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

Nick Hardie

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.


Declaration of interests: 

  • Director, Aurora Orchestra
  • Director, Hammerson Pension Fund Trustees Ltd

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

David HillsDavid 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.

Declaration of interests:

  • Programme Director, Turner & Townsend
  • Director of programme delivery, University of Cambridge

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.


Declaration of interests:

  • Consultancy, Abbvie
  • Consultancy, Novartis
  • Trustee, ARVO
  • Consultancy, Roche

Sumita Singha, non-executive director and chair of people committee

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.


Declaration of interests: 

  • Director, Ecologic Chartered Architects
  • Director and trustee, Charushila
  • Trustee, Architects Benevolent Society
  • Member of the Commonwealth Association of Architects Board of Trustees

Rosalind Given-Wilson, non-executive director and chair of quality and safety committee

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.

Declaration of interests: 

  • Chair, UK Adult Reference Group of UK National screening Committee
  • Chair of local governing body, Dunottar School
  • Consultant radiologist, St Georges University Hospitals NHS FT
  • Trustee, United Learning
  • Private practice , Parkside Hospital, Wimbledon

Vineet Bhalla, non-executive director

Vineet BhallaVineet Bhalla is an experienced senior IT professional, currently chief technology officer and senior vice president for technology at Burberry. He has previously held global roles for Unilever as head of IT for their digital marketing and research and development divisions and had led data-driven and digital transformation at scale.

Declaration of interests: 

  • Chief Technology Officer, Burberry Ltd.

Richard Holmes, non-executive director

Richard Holmes Richard Holmes was Specsavers’ global marketing director and joint chief executive officer (UK), as well as working in similar marketing roles at Boots and Unilever. Richard is vice chair of his local Citizens Advice organisation.

Declaration of interests: 

  • Non-executive director, Lok’N Store Plc
  • Non-executive director, First Contact Healthcare

Associate directors

Five 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, capital investment and 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.

Declaration of interests:

  • Trustee, Moorfields Eye Charity

Nick Roberts, chief information officer

Nick Roberts was appointed to the board in June 2020 as our new Chief Information Officer. Nick joins the trust from UCLH where he was the director of digital services and has considerable experience and knowledge of clinical technical systems, major international research initiatives and system partnerships.



Declaration of interests: none.

Sandi Drewett, director of workforce and organisation development

Sandi Drewett

Sandi has over two decades of experience in human resources (HR) in both the public and private sectors including higher education, the NHS and advertising. Her NHS career spans 15 years and includes holding HR leadership roles in acute and mental health trusts, and acting as an external consultant to a range of NHS provider and commissioning organisations. She was previously the director of human resources and organisation development at the East London Foundation Trust.

Declaration of interests: 

  • Consultancy (unpaid), Mayvin

Ian Tombleson, director of quality and safety

Ian TomblesonIan 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.


Declaration of interests: none.

Kieran McDaid, director of capital estates and major projects

Kieran McDaid

Kieran joins us from University College London Hospitals (UCLH) where he held the position of estates director. He is a 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.


Declaration of interests: none.

Professor Nora Colton, director of education

Professor Nora Ann ColtonProfessor Nora Ann Colton joined Moorfields Eye Hospital in April 2018. Nora’s responsibilities include leading the implementation of Moorfields’ and the Institute’s ambitious education strategy to be centre stage in developing tomorrow’s eye care and research experts in support of world class eye care. Nora has over two decades of experience in higher education at private and public institutions, most recently at the University of East London (UEL) where she was deputy vice chancellor. At UEL, Nora oversaw the development of all academic matters including the education strategy, academic portfolio development, leading edge e-learning solution in competency based learning as well as overseeing the establishment of an undergraduate nursing programme.

Declaration of interests: 

  • Chair and non-executive, Vision Aid Overseas
  • Trustee, Higher Education Statistical Agency
  • RNIB, Trustee

Last updated: 7th August 2020