Trustees and Members

The CHFG has been chaired by Martin Bromiley since its inception. In 2011 three new trustees were appointed to support funding, projects, and the open seminar series. Members of the original standing group remain founding members and provide operational assistance as required. Information about the trustees and founding members can be found below. The CHFG also has an advocacy network. Trustees and founding members who are also advocates have a link to additional information for their advocacy role.


Martin Bromiley – Husband of the late Elaine Bromiley who died as a result of clinical error, and current airline pilot.


Nicola Davey – Director at Quality Improvement Clinic Ltd

Dr Matthew Sargeant – Consultant Psychiatrist, Hywel Dda

Dr Chris Frerk, Consultant Anaesthetist, Patient Safety Lead (Human Factors & Training) Northampton General Hospital

Dr Maria Ahmed, NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) in Primary Care and GP Specialty Trainee, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS FT

Past Trustees

With thanks to their time and commitment.

Harold Thimbleby – Professor, Swansea University

Julie Cresswell

Mandy Putman


Founding CHFG Members


Murray Anderson-Wallace – Independent Strategy & Communications Advisor.  Former Head of Strategy & Communications, Patient Safety First.

Professor Nick Barber – Professor of the Practice of Pharmacy, University of London

Clare Bowen – Mother of the late Bethany Bowen, who died as a result of clinical error

Dr Jane Carthey – Human Factors and Patient Safety Specialist (also CHFG Advocate)

Dr Ken Catchpole – Human Factors Practitioner & Senior Post-Doctoral Scientist, University of Oxford 

Dr Tim Cook – Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal United Hospital, Bath

Dr Ian Curran, Dean of Educational Excellence, Head of Innovation NHS London and Postgraduate Dean, London Deanery

Murray Devine – Head of Patient Safety Policy, Department of Health, London

Dr Ravi Dravid –  Consultant Anaesthetist, Kettering General Hospital; Human Factors Lead, Difficult Airway Society

Dr Brian Edwards – Director of International Society of Pharmacovigilance

Mr Mark Emerton – Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Professor Rhona Flin – Professor of Applied Psychology, Industrial Psychology Research Centre, University of Aberdeen

Professor Tony Giddings – Retired Consultant Surgeon and former member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Dr Allan Goldman – Paediatric Intensivist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Dr Matthew Inada-Kim – Lead Consultant in Acute Medicine, Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust

Peter Jaye – Simulation Lead, King’s Health Partners

Dr Richard Jenkins – GP and Safer Care Associate, NHS Institute

Jane Jones – Assistant Director, The Health Foundation

Dr Melinda Lyons – Human Factors Lead, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Nikki Maran – Consultant Anaesthetist, Scottish Clinical Simulation Centre (also CHFG Advocate)

Dr Dave Murray – Consultant Anaesthetist, James Cook University Hospital

Dr Beverley Norris – Human Factors Lead, NPSA

Cate Quinn – Regulatory Policy Manager, Care Quality Commission

Stephen Ramsden OBE – Independent Consultant, Transforming Health Ltd; previously Chief Executive at Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (also CHFG Advocate)

Professor Jim Reason – Emeritus Professor, Psychologist, University of Manchester

Professor Jane Reid – Bournemouth University, Researcher Queen Mary, Independent Advisor and Non-Executive Director NHS Foundation Trust

Hugh Rogers, Consultant Urologist and Senior Fellow, NHS Institute

Dr Chris Sadler – Consultant Anaesthetist & Director, Medical Simulation Centre, Barts & The London NHS Trust

Linda Watterson – representing The Royal College of Nursing

Pamela Winton – Specialist Registrar in Anaesthesia, Wessex School of Anaesthesia, currently in Vancouver doing a Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship.