NELFT Trust Board

The NELFT NHS Foundation Trust Board of Directors has 13 voting members. Seven members, including the Chair, are non-executive members. They are appointed by the Council of Governors to provide an independent view to the work of the Board. Six members, including the Chief Executive, are executive members. They are in charge of the day-to-day running of the Trust.

Board meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of every other month in the Boardroom,Trust Head Office, CEME Centre – West Wing, Marsh Way, Rainham, Essex, RM13 8GQ. Board papers are available a week prior to the Board meeting and can be viewed here: Board papers

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Wellington Makala

Wellington Makala

Wellington Makala
Executive Chief Nursing Officer/ Executive Director AHP & Psychological Professions

Wellington was appointed Executive Chief Nursing Officer/Executive Director AHP & Psychological Professions at North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) in July 2021. He is responsible for the nursing and AHP workforce and leads on the quality, safety and patient experience agenda for the Trust.

He studied Mental Health Nursing at South Bank University (2001-2004), and also holds an Executive Masters in Public Administration, also from South Bank University (2013-2016). In 2018, Wellington was proud to be invited to No.10 by Prime Minister Theresa May, to talk about the work he had led in NELFT on inclusion in the workforce and his support for the BME agenda.

In 2020, Wellington made the HSJ near miss for the top 50 most influential BME leaders.

He has worked for NELFT all his career since 2001 when he was a student nurse apart from 18 months when he was a Managing Director. NELFT is his family.