Our trust formed a partnership with Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) that forms a single leadership model consisting of a single team of executives from both trusts supported by a Leadership Team at IWT and PHU.

This page shows the Trust Leadership Team for the IWT.

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Steve Parker, Medical Director

Steve joined our trust in January 2015 as a Consultant General Surgeon specialising in breast and general paediatric surgery.

During his time here, he has held a number of clinical leadership roles and was appointed as Medical Director in November 2020.

Prior to relocating to the island, he was a consultant at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Hospitals NHS Trust, and also served in the Royal Navy for 16 years, including 4 years in the submarine service. Steve also provided clinical leadership to a number of transformation projects and is committed to the delivery of safe and effective clinically-led services.

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Laura has worked in the NHS since 1997 and joined our trust in December 2021. Before relocating to the island, she worked in Intensive Care and then transitioned to primary care as a Advanced Nurse Practitioner and partner in General Practice. After joining the NHS MSc Leadership academy, Laura moved back into an Acute provider senior leadership position in the Northwest, leading on international projects and improving standards of care. During her time here, she has held the position of Deputy Director of Nursing, holding safety, safeguarding, quality and patient experience roles,  she is one of the first alumni for the IHI Chief Quality Officer and was appointed as Director of Nursing in July 2024.

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Vicky Lauchlan, Interim Chief Operating Officer

Vicky, originally raised on the island, has worked in the NHS since joining the Management Training Scheme in 2008. She has also worked in the UK, Europe and the USA in health policy. Prior to returning to the island, Vicky worked in senior operational roles at UCLH and West Middlesex University Hospital. She joined the IOW NHS Trust in January 2016 as Head of Operations for Women and Children's Health before taking on the role of Director of Operations - Planned Care in August 2020. Vicky has been in her interim role since September 2023.

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Jane Cole, Director of Finance 

Jane joined our trust in June 2023 from Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICB where she was Director of Finance, Operations and Systems. Jane began her NHS career on the Island in 1993 and has extensive experience within NHS finance having held senior positions across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight within the provider, commissioner and regulator sectors during the span of her career. Jane is a Fellow Chartered and Certified Accountant (FCCA) and is a strong advocate of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) having previously been Chair of the HFMA Commissioning Steering Group.

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Michelle Young, Programme Director of Strategy, Partnership and Transformation

Summary to follow.