Everything you wanted to know about governors but were afraid to ask

The King's Fund
Event type: 
Board Leadership Programme

About this event

With the reforms well underway, this interactive session is designed for non executive directors and their chief executive colleagues to explore the practical issues that they will face as they forge a new and rewarding relationship with their governors. We will look at the changes introduced under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and work through some of the tensions that they may create.

Duncan Astill and Tim Winn from Mills & Reeve LLP will deliver a short introduction and then work through a case study to allow plenty of discussion.


Duncan Astill

Duncan Astill leads the Mills & Reeve LLP health care team in Cambridge. The team provide advice to health care commissioners and providers from the NHS and independent sectors.

Duncan has previous experience in dealing with serious incidents and criminal prosecutions arising from health care provision. He regularly advises directors and boards on governance, risk issues and their liabilities and responsibilities in the event of patient harm.

Tim Winn

Tim Winn heads Mills & Reeve’s foundation trust practice, supervising the governance and regulatory work for foundation trusts and applicants. He teaches on the Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Governance, a formal academic qualification for foundation trust company secretaries commissioned by the Foundation Trust Network (FTN). He also advises on the use of financial freedoms, organisational change and corporate governance at board level.