Our Board

The Health Services Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB) is an independent arms-length body of the Department of Health and Social Care, governed by our Board.

Our Board is made up of people from diverse backgrounds, including healthcare, law, finance and IT. They bring with them different experience and perspectives that support HSSIB’s mission. They are actively involved in our strategic development and performance management.

The Board is led by Ted Baker, Chair. He is joined by five non-executive directors and four executive directors.

Role and responsibilities

The role and key responsibilities of our Board include:

  • Set HSSIB’s strategic direction.
  • Provide ideas and challenge organisational thinking.
  • Foster a supportive, collaborative and inclusive culture across the organisation.
  • Seek assurance that HSSIB is delivering its strategy and managing risk satisfactorily.
  • Ensure that performance is managed effectively.
  • Ensure the organisation meets its legal duties and external obligations.

Board members

Non-executive directors

Our non-executive directors are:

Executive directors

Our executive directors are:

Attend a Board meeting

Our Board is committed to accessibility, openness and transparency. We hold our meetings at host organisations across England and encourage our healthcare sector colleagues and the public to attend and observe.

If you wish to attend a Board meeting, either virtually (using Microsoft Teams) or in-person, please contact executiveoffice@hssib.org.uk at least five days before the meeting. Please let us know if you have any specific requirements.

If members of the public arrive after the meeting has already started, unfortunately it may not be possible for them to join the meeting. Please be aware that questions cannot be asked during the Board meeting. Once the meeting has ended, members of the public can ask our governance team any questions related to the business considered at the meeting or email questions to executiveoffice@hssib.org.uk.

Meetings and papers

Next meeting

The next HSSIB Board meeting takes place on Wednesday 14 August 2024 at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Future meetings

Confirmed future Board meeting dates:

  • Wednesday 16 October 2024 in Liverpool (venue to be confirmed).
  • Thursday 12 December 2024 at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Past meetings

  • Thursday 27 June 2024 at NHS Somerset Integrated Care System, Yeovil (private meeting due to Cabinet Office pre-election period guidance).
  • Thursday 2 May 2024 at Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board, Flitwick. 02/05/2024 Board papers (PDF).
  • Tuesday 9 April 2024, online meeting. 09/04/2024 Board papers (PDF).
  • Thursday 8 February 2024 at University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol. 08/02/2024 Board papers (PDF).
  • Thursday 7 December 2023 at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, Derby. 07/12/2023 Board papers (PDF).
  • Thursday 5 October 2023, online meeting.

If you would like to request our Board papers in another format or language, please email executiveoffice@hssib.org.uk.