Governing Body

Brent CCG's Governing Body is responsible for making the final decisions within the CCG and is accountable to our GP member practices and NHS England

The Governing Body consists of elected members from GP practices across Brent, alongside lay members, a registered nurse and a secondary care specialist doctor.

Voting members

Ethie Kong

Dr Etheldreda Kong, Chair and Co-Clinical Director - Harness

Ethie has been a practising GP in Harlesden, Brent for 29 years and a GP trainer for over 20 years.  Growing up in Willesden, living and working in Brent gives her a good understanding of the health and social care needs of Brent residents. Ethie is keen to see a reduction in health inequality and health inequity in the borough.

She has been the Chair of NHS Brent CCG since 2011 and is the clinical lead on Brent’s primary care transformation, workforce and OD transformation, Integrated Urgent Care, Whole Systems Integrated Care and Better Care Fund.

Ethie believes in joined up health and care commissioning, so that both NHS Brent CCG and Brent Council can ensure good quality service delivery by the right person, at the right time and at the right place, to our local population.

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Dr Jahan Mahmoodi, Clinical Director - Kingsbury

Jahan has been a practising GP in Wembley for over a decade. Living and working in Brent gives him a close understanding of the health and social care needs of Brent residents.

Jahan has held a number of Senior Board positions both at Trusts and in health commissioning organisations. His most recent role as a Medical Director within North Central London has given him significant governance and commissioning experience in Primary Care and evidence-based service design. He also draws on the management experience he gained during his MBA at Imperial College Business School.

 Lyndsey Williams

Dr Lyndsey Williams, interim Clinical Director - Kilburn

Lyndsey is a local sessional GP and is the Macmillan GP for Brent. Her CCG responsibilities include End Of Life, Cancer, Care Homes, Frailty, and Integrated Rehabilitation and Re-Enablement. She is the interim Clinical Director for Kilburn locality and Chair of the Integrated Governance Committee.

Lyndsey is value driven with a goal to uphold the best clinical care for her local population. 

 MC Patel

Dr Madhukar C Patel, Co-Clinical Director - Harness

Madhukar has been a Brent GP for the last 20 years, practising in the Wembley area where he grew up. During this time, he has held several leadership roles such as Medical Director of Brent PCT. In his current role as Co-Clinical Director, Madhukar’s focus is on ensuring that residents of Brent have access to high quality, accessible and cost-effective services from the hospitals that serve our population.  

Madhukar also has an interest in continuous quality improvement and works with CCG teams to commission services that address health inequalities across the borough.  

 Ketana Halai

Dr Ketana Halai, Clinical Director - Willesden

Ketana has been a practicing GP in Brent for the last 9 years and a GP trainer for over 5 years. She was Clinical Lead in learning disability for Brent CCG from 2012 to 2018.

She is currently Clinical Director for Willesden locality and her CCG responsibilities include mental health, safeguarding adults and children, children's services and maternity.

ā€‹Living and working in Brent, Ketana is committed to tackling health inequality.ā€‹


Vidhya Kumaranayakam, Clinical Director - Kilburn (from August 2018)

Mark Easton 

Mark Easton, Accountable Officer

Mark has 30 years of NHS experience, mainly working in the NHS in London, including posts in commissioning, providers and regulation.  Most recently he was STP programme director in south east London, and before that undertook a number of chief executive roles including Chief Executive for Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals, Chief Executive for Brent Primary Care Trust and CEO for North central London SHA. Immediately before his appointment Mark was working in North West London as the interim Director for our STP.


Dr Jonathan Timperley, secondary care clinician

Jon is a consultant cardiologist working in Northampton with a specialist interest in rhythm disturbance and pacing devices. He recently left his role of Clinical Director for Urgent Care at Northampton General Hospital after 5 years and prior to this served as a Medical Officer in the Royal Air Force for 20 years including 2 years as a GP.


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Nicholas Young, Lay member (Lead for Patient and Public Involvement)

Nicholas has extensive experience of local health and social services and has been a patient/user forum member of NHS Camden wheelchair services and London Borough of Camden’s mobility forum.

He previously worked for IBM, NatWest Bank and T-Mobile UK, and more recently, for companies advising major corporate clients on disability and diversity. 




Lindsey Wishart, Lay member (Lead for QIPP and Strategic Transformation) 

Lindsey is treasurer (trustee/director) of two charities and is on the board of a registered social landlord. All these organisations provide innovative support for vulnerable people, including those with mental illness and learning disabilities.

Lindsey previously held senior finance positions in two London boroughs, specialising in housing and social care.


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Ian Holder, BHH Lay member (Governance), Chair of BHH Audit and Remuneration Committees

Ian previously held roles as a Non-Executive Director (NED) and Deputy Chair for an NHS Foundation Trust providing mental health and community services where he also went on to chair the Audit Committee. He is a chartered accountant with extensive experience as a director of multinational companies and formerly a mentor for the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) Financial Leaders of the Future Programme.

Ian’s specialities include being an organisational consultant, executive coach and senior accredited BACP registered counselling psychotherapist.


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Diane Jones - Director of Quality and Safety

Diane has worked in the NHS for over 25 years and is a trained midwife. She joined BHH CCGs from NHS Greenwich CCG where she was the Director of Integrated Governance, and took up her new role in March 2017. Diane has significant leadership experience, having worked at senior management level for the past 10 years. Prior to her role at NHS Greenwich CCG, Diane was Deputy Nurse Director with NHS Redbridge CCG.


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Dr Shazia Siddiqi, Clinical Director, Brent Wide Portfolio

Shazia completed her GP training in Brent in 2005 and has continued to work locally, completing further qualifications in the fields of women’s health and dermatology.

Shazia currently leads on planned care and has been active in the redesign of clinical pathways across the borough. In addition to the CCG, she is an active member of the Brent LMC, representing the views of salaried and sessional GPs, and is also a GP appraiser for NW London.



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Neil Ferrelly - Chief Financial Officer

Neil has worked in NHS Finance for more than 35 years and has experience from both acute trusts and in NHS commissioning roles. Before coming to NW London CCGs, Neil was the director of finance at North West Surrey CCG. Before that, he was Primary Care Trust (PCT) Director of Finance at Harrow, West Sussex and Kingston and the Joint Chief Finance Officer of both NHS Richmond CCG and NHS Kingston CCG.

Neil has a vital role supporting clinical commissioners to ensure that the CCGs’ resources are used to provide the best health outcomes for people in Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon.

Governing Body - non-voting members 

 Sheik Auladin

Sheik Auladin, Managing Director

Sheik started his career in the NHS 28 years ago as a district nurse specialising in working in the community. He subsequently moved into commissioning focusing particularly on developing transformation and integrated services out of hospital. For the last 8 years Sheik has worked in North West London in a number of senior management positions and for the last 2 years he has worked for Brent CCG leading the development of the strategic planning and delivery. Sheik joined NHS Brent CCG as Managing Director in January 2018.


Melanie Smith

Melanie Smith, Director of Public Health, Brent Council

Melanie entered public health after working in general medicine at St Mary’s and St Charles’ Hospitals, wanting to make a greater contribution to prevention and to ensuring that services meet the needs of everybody in the community.

She has worked in north west London as a director of public health since 2002 and joined Brent Council in 2013.



Lizzy Bovill – Director of Delivery and Performance

Co-opted non-voting members

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Julie Pal, Representative, Healthwatch Brent 

Julie is the Chief Executive for CommUNITY Barnet which is the parent body responsible for delivering the local healthwatch contract. CommUNITY Barnet also delivers healthwatch in Barnet and Newham.

The role of Healthwatch is to be the independent voice of Brent residents using health and social care services. It brings their views to the Governing Board in order to inform the CCG’s strategic commissioning decisions.


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Dr Prakash Chatlani, Brent Local Medical Committee Chair

Prakash has been working as a Brent GP since 1995. He leads the Brent Local Medical Committee representing local GPs’ interests to Brent CCG with support from the Londonwide LMCs team. He is an Honorary Lecturer at the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College and an NHS GP Appraiser.


Shabbir Panju

Shabbir Panju, Local Pharmaceutical Committee representative

Shabbir is a pharmacist at Dubison Pharmacy, specialising in dermatology. He has lived and served the community for 35 years.

His goal has always been to educate patients to self-help and better their health and living standards. He is passionate about empowering patients and would like to see a reduction in inequalities within Brent. His interests are reading, socialising and is a sports fanatic.




Phil Porter, Strategic Director of Community Wellbeing, Brent Council

Phil is the Strategic Director of Community Wellbeing for Brent Council and took on these wider responsibilities in January 2015, after being appointed to the previous position of Strategic Director Adult Social Care in March 2013. Prior to that, he was the head of Reablement and Safeguarding in Adult Social Services.


The Governing Body meet regularly in public. For details of these meetings, visit the Governing Body meeting dates page.