Management Team

The Management Team at The Foscote Hospital consists of our team of Trustees and the Hospital Manager.

As a Charitable Trust, The Foscote Hospital is overseen by a Board of Trustees who have ultimate responsibility for governing the hospital and directing how it is managed and run. The hospital is managed at a strategic and operational level by the Hospital Manager, Mrs Marion Southwood.

Hospital Trustees

Mr David Budd FRCS (Chairman)

In 1976, together with three colleagues, Mr Budd established The Foscote Hospital, to provide Banbury with much-needed private medical facilities. They acquired the land, organised fundraising and registered as a Charitable Trust prior to the design and build of The Foscote which was opened in February 1981. Mr Budd has been associated with the hospital from its foundation to the present day, both as a surgeon and as an administrator. In his NHS practice Mr Budd was a general surgeon and is a former Medical Director at The Horton General Hospital in Banbury. He is a local resident and his pastimes include salmon fishing and natural history.

Dr Simon Chamberlain

Dr Simon Chamberlain qualified as a Doctor from Cambridge University in 1990. He was appointed as a consultant anaesthetist in the Oxford University Hospitals in 1999 and began practising at The Foscote Hospital in the same year. He has held a number of management roles in the NHS including Clinical Director, Chair of LNC and has had clinical responsibility for Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Day Case and endoscopy at the Horton Hospital. He was Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at The Foscote Hospital which oversaw the approval of new Consultants and procedures at the Hospital for a number of years and has been a Trustee at the charity since 2012.

Dr Peter Matthews OBE, FRSA

Dr Peter Matthews, a former Her Majesty’s Inspector, is a non-clinical trustee with expertise in quality assurance and a background in public service. He is an education consultant, member of the Institute of Directors and visiting professor at the UCL Institute of Education. He represents trustees on Foscote Hospital’s Quality and Risk Committee. After teaching in schools and higher education, Peter held senior government posts and was responsible for the development and quality of the Ofsted inspection system from 1991-2004. He has served as Schools Adjudicator and been adviser to the DfE, Ofsted and the OECD. He is a local resident.

Mr Andrew McHugh

Mr Andrew McHugh is a former British and Omani Army officer. He was the finance controller of the Aga Khan Health Service in Tajikistan and has also been a general practice manager in Banbury for ten years until his retirement. Mr McHugh served on the governing body of Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group for two years and is now a Cherwell District Councillor and chair of the Cherwell South Northamptonshire community partnership network. He is also a member of the Oxfordshire Joint Health Overview Scrutiny Committee. He has a Master’s Degree in Health Systems Management from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and has been a Trustee of The Foscote Hospital since 2017.

Ms Shanna Wells

Shanna Wells is a trustee with expertise in marketing and communications. She is a member of CIM and AMDIS. She has numerous years' experience in independent education and endurance motor racing. She has been a trustee of The Foscote Hospital since 2016 and has been a local resident since birth.

Hospital Manager

Mrs Marion Southwood

Mrs Marion Southwood has over 25 years’ experience working in private healthcare. Her career has included the role of Director of Clinical Services in Oxford, Northampton and Buckinghamshire. Marion originally trained as a registered nurse and previously worked at The Foscote Hospital in a nursing capacity when it was first established, before studying for her Diploma in Health Services Management.