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Executive team

The Evelina London Executive Team are responsible for the operational management of Evelina London. Members of the Executive Team also sit on our Board, providing assurance to the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Board of Directors on the overall performance of Evelina London.

Marian Ridley – Chief Executive*

Marian Ridley - director, Evelina London

Email: Tel: 020 7188 4626

I have spent all my working life as a manager in the NHS, having joined as a graduate trainee.

Before becoming Evelina London's first director in 2013, I was joint Director of Strategy for Guy's and St Thomas'. Most importantly, I am the mother of two sons and a daughter.

I am responsible for leading Evelina London overall, working closely with the executive team. Together we make sure that our staff can deliver the best possible service to children, young people and their families.

The best thing about working at Evelina London...

The staff of Evelina London are overwhelmingly friendly, energetic, infectiously enthusiastic, committed and often utterly brilliant.

We get to work with children, young people and their families whose lives and stories are a daily source of inspiration.

Sara Hanna – Medical Director*

Sara Hanna - medical director, Evelina London

Email: sara.hanna@gstt.nhs.uk
Tel: 020 7188 4626

I have worked in children's services at Guy's and St Thomas' since 1997 which includes most of my training in children's intensive care medicine. 

I was appointed as the first Evelina London Medical Director in April 2014. My job, along with the Director of Nursing for children, is to provide an oversight of the care given to children in this very large Trust and that the voices of staff, patients and their families are heard.

The best thing about working at Evelina London...

The range of what we do - from immunisation at one end to incredibly specialist and rare services at the other - and the fact that it's all important.

Our staff also have a real appetite for trying to do as good a job as possible and to learn from when things aren't perfect.

Other staff in the executive team

  • Janet Powell – Director of Nursing*
  • Sarah Henderson – Director of Strategy*
  • James O'Brien – Director of Performance and Improvement*
  • Gina Brockwell – Chief Midwife*
  • Hazel Childs – Head of Finance*
  • Anne Gordon - Chief Children's Therapist
  • Kirsteen McCulloch – Head of Patient Safety, Quality & Assurance
  • Debbie Saunders – Head of Nursing Safeguarding Children
  • Nanna Christiansen – Chief Children’s Pharmacist
  • Jonathan Head – Head of Workforce
  • Rob Bray – Director Expansion Programme

Children's community services directorate

  • Bidisha Lahoti – Clinical Director
  • Judith Connolly  – General Manager
  • Monica Sherry – Head of Nursing and Universal Services

Children's medical specialties and neonatology (NICU) directorate

  • Claire Lemer – Clinical Director
  • Claire Gregory – General Manager
  • Debbie Komaromy – Head of Nursing

Children's surgical services and paediatric intensive care (PICU) directorate

  • Lance Tooke – Clinical Director
  • Viren Jeram – General Manager
  • Cavette Castillo – Head of Nursing

Staff with an asterisk (*) next to their name also sit on the Evelina London Clinical Group Board.