Chair & Executive Directors

Chair: Peter Lachecki

Peter Lachecki is a former Non-Executive Director of Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust (2011 – 2016).  He Chaired the Quality & Safety Committee, was a member of the Audit Committee and was deputy Chairman.  His most senior appointment in a corporate role was as Global Category Director at Kraft Foods, where he led a complex group of internal functions including finance, sales and research and development.  Peter is a qualified executive coach and continues to run a coaching and team development business.  He has been Chair at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS FTT since November 2016.


Appointed: 7th November 2016

Chief Executive: Deborah Lee

Deborah Lee joined the Trust as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in June 2016 from the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UHBNHSFT) where she was the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO. As CEO, Deborah is ultimately responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation and for implementing the long and short-term strategy.

Deborah has been nationally recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the Top 50 Inspirational Women in Healthcare. She qualified originally as a registered nurse, before returning to university to read economics and subsequently gained an MBA from Bristol Business School.

Deborah started her NHS management career in 1990 and has worked in acute, primary and community sectors, holding board appointments in three different commissioning organisations before joining UHBNHSFT.

Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Director of People & Organisational Development : Emma Wood

Emma is an experienced executive whose specialisms include employee relations and engagement, organisational design and development, resourcing and talent development. With a strong track record across both private and public sector, Emma previously worked at South Western Ambulance Service NHS FT as well as Avon and Somerset Constabulary. Emma holds a BA in Psychology and Education and an MSC in Integrated Professional Practice from UWE. She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.



Finance Director: Steve Webster

Steve Webster is responsible for finance, procurement, and information management and technology. He joined the Trust in June 2017 after a variety of finance director roles across the South of England and in Wales.  He has extensive experience of financial recovery and of major PFI and information technology schemes from these NHS roles, and prior to that worked in local government. He was awarded HFMA Finance Director of the Year for 2010.





Executive Director of Quality and Chief Nurse : Steve Hams

Steve was appointed Executive Director of Quality and Chief Nurse in October 2017 and is responsible for nursing, midwifery, allied health professions and quality. Steve has been a registered nurse for over 20 years having initially specialised in coronary care nursing.  Steve has held a number of senior nursing and commissioning posts in the NHS, voluntary sector and higher education.  Steve and his family are residents of Gloucestershire. 




Director of Strategy and Transformation: Simon Lanceley

Simon joined the Trust in January 2018, from GE Healthcare Finnamore, a health and social care consultancy, where he worked with providers and commissioners across the country to design, plan and implement strategic and operational service change to improve clinical, operational and financial performance.

Simon has come back to out Trust, having previously worked in the role of Associate Director for Programme Management and Service Improvement and has over 12 years’ experience of working in the NHS.

Simon is responsible for working with our partners, staff and patients to define the Trust’s Strategy and for leading the Transformation Programme to get us there. Simon also has responsibility for Innovation, Research & Development, Business Planning and Communications.


Medical Director: Dr Sean Elyan

Sean Elyan was appointed as Medical Director at the end of 2005 and now undertakes this post half time whilst continuing

in his clinical post as a Consultant Clinical Oncologist (Appointed to the Trust in 1993). He has overall responsibility for medical leadership and jointly for clinical governance and clinical leadership. He is also the Caldicott Guardian.





Chief Operating Officer : Caroline Landon

Caroline joined the Trust in October 2017 from Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust where she was Chief Operating Officer.

Caroline has worked in the NHS for more than 25 years and has come back to Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust having previously worked in the role as Divisional Director of Operations. Before joining Epsom and St Helier, Caroline was Executive Director of Operations at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Caroline has also worked in general surgery, women’s services, theatre and anaesthetics, sexual health and also has experience in 18 week and emergency department performance roles.

Caroline is responsible for the day to day operational delivery of the services across the Trust and ensuring that we provide high quality services in an efficient and productive manner. She has shared responsibility for the overall strategic direction, performance and success of the Trust.



Director of Corporate Governance: Lukasz Bohdan

Lukasz has responsibility for corporate governance across the Trust and acts as the principal advisor to the Chair, Chief Executive, Board, Council of Governors, clinical Divisions and the organisation as a whole on all aspects of governance ensuring the Trust benefits from high quality, progressive governance practices.

Prior to joining Gloucestershire Hospitals Lukasz led Oxfordshire Health and Care Transformation Programme and the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Programme Office, contributing to financial recovery of the CCG, system risk mitigations and new models of care across the health and care system.

His previous roles included leading corporate strategy, performance and change functions at Avon and Somerset Police, leading strategy development and implementation at the Audit Commission, business transformation work in local government and consultancy projects for government and private sector clients in Poland and the US.

Lukasz holds a Master of Law degree from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, an MA from the University of Exeter, an MBA from the Open University Business School and the NHS Leadership Academy Award in Executive Healthcare Leadership.


Director of Strategy and Transformation: Simon Lanceley