John Thompson – Deputy Lead Governor

John Thompson

Public Governor and Deputy Lead Governor: Arun District

I have lived in Middleton-on-Sea for 25 years. My main objectives as a Governor are to:

  • Engage with the community to ensure appropriate and good quality hospital provision for the people of Arun and West Sussex
  • Contribute towards making the patient experience the best it can be
  • Use my skills and experience to ensure best value is obtained from all the hospitals’ activities
  • Hold senior managers to account for their decisions through active participation in the work of the Council of Governors, and
  • Encourage members of the community to join the Trust.

Most of my career was spent as a Director in the National Audit Office and then as Marketing Director of a local office products company.

I am Chair of Governors at Davison High School in Worthing and have had wide involvement in school governance for 20 years. I sit as an Independent Person on the Arun DC Standards Committee.

I am a Trustee of the Aldingbourne Trust and am just about to finish four years as a Lay Member of the West Sussex Safeguarding Children Board, where I have contact with health professionals and have responsibility for quality and performance of safeguarding across the NHS, local authorities and other agencies.

I am a member of my surgery’s PPG. I believe that these roles have helped me to develop skills and gain experience which will be of value to the Trust and the community.

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