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Governor elections

Our 24 Governors represent the interests of the members and the general public, and they hold the Non-Executive Directors to account for the performance of the Board.

Have you got what it takes to be a Governor?

Being a Governor can be very rewarding and interesting. Governors play a vital role in shaping the future direction of the Trust and the services provided to local communities. Governors represent the interests of the Trust’s membership (which includes staff, patients and local residents) and the wider public. Becoming a Governor is a good way to build your knowledge about what is going on in the Trust and the wider NHS.

Summer 2022 Election

The next round of Governor elections is now under way.  There are vacancies in the following constituencies:


  • Harrogate & Surrounding villages
  • Knaresborough & East District
  • Wetherby & Harewood, and Surrounding areas
  • Rest of England


  • Medical Practitioners
  • Non-Clinical
  • Nursing & Midwifery

The Notice of Election can be found here

Find out more

If you are interested in becoming a Governor, or you have any queries about the elections (including whether you are eligible to stand), please contact the Corporate Affairs and Membership Manager via email at

Useful documents

Results of Autumn 2021 Elections

The Autumn 2021 round of Governor Elections is now complete, the following candidates have been elected for a period of three years, to serve in the following constituencies:

Public: Harrogate and surrounding villages (two seats) – Tony Doveston and Martin Dennys

Public: Knaresborough and East District (one seat) – Richard Owen-Hughes

Reporting of voting can be found here

Results of Summer 2021 Elections

The candidates elected unopposed were:

Public: Rest of North Yorkshire and York – Ian Barlow
Staff: Other Clinical – Andrew Jackson

Following close of voting on 27 August 2021, the candidates elected were:

Public: Knaresborough and East District – Mary Kelly
Public; Ripon and West District – Donald Coverdale

Contact us

If you require further information on the election process, please contact:

Corporate Affairs and Membership Manager: