Governing Body

Harrow 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.


GP Clinical Directors


Dr Genevieve Small, Chair

Genevieve was brought up in Harrow and has been a Partner at the Ridgeway Surgery since 2001. She has worked as the Named GP for Safeguarding Children in Harrow since 2005 and was a Clinical Director in Harrow CCG since its inception. She is passionate about strong community healthcare and helping the people of Harrow to access quality health services that are responsive to their day to day needs.






Dr Muhammad Shahzad, Vice Chair

Dr Muhammad Shahzad is a GP in Harrow at Zain Medical Centre and a resident of the borough. His special interests include musculoskeletal medicine, care of the elderly, urgent care as well as diabetes and endocrinology. Dr Shahzad is a GP trainer, a tutor for Kings College and Imperial College London and an examiner for the Royal College of General Practitioners.





image Dr Radhika Balu, Clinical Director

Dr Radhika Balu completed her postgraduate training in Yorkshire and London, and has worked as a GP partner, GP trainer and locum in Harrow. She is committed to improving health outcomes for residents in the borough, and values creativity and innovation in delivering local healthcare.





image Dr Himagauri Kelshiker, Clinical Director

Himagauri is a GP at Bacon Lane Surgery and is a GP Trainer and Appraiser. She has spent all of her GP career in Harrow having trained locally at Northwick Park Hospital. Her interests are in diabetes, dermatology and women’s health. Himagauri believes that working towards preventing long term conditions will go a long way to ensure the sustainability of the NHS in the future.






Dr Ali Dhankot, Clinical Director

Dr Ali Dhankot is a sessional GP with a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine and medical education. He is a Harrow resident and has worked in the borough since 2010.  As well as his clinical practice, he is a tutor for Imperial College medical students and an appraiser for GPs in North West London.  




image Dr Hannah Bundock, Clinical Director

Hannah has worked in healthcare in Harrow for over 16 years, starting as an auxiliary nurse at Northwick Park Hospital, later training at Imperial College in Medicine and completing her GP training in Harrow. Hannah is a GP with special interest in elderly care working on the community GP-led Harrow Virtual Ward and works as a GP at the Pinn Medical Centre. She is particularly interested in medical complexity, dementia and medical education. She is passionate about all services working together to provide the best possible patient care where, when and how it is needed. 


image Dr Laurence Hommel, Clinical Director

Laurence trained in Manchester and London and has practised as a Harrow GP since 1994. He has also been a GP Trainer. His specialist interest is in Dermatology, working as a GP with special interest in Harrow’s Community Dermatology Service. He brings his many years of experience to the Governing Body and is committed to the delivery of excellent clinical care for our patients.




Lay members


Richard Smith, Lay Member and Deputy Chair

Richard has spent his career helping organisations to get the best from the people who work for them – and people to give their best to their organisations. Specialising in leadership development, managing change, and the effectiveness of senior teams, he held senior posts in retail, manufacturing, IT and banking industries.  Richard now leads an international consulting practice, and is an author on change management. He has been a Harrow resident for over 30 years.




image Hiten Shah, Lay Member

Hiten is committed to equalities, diversity and social justice issues in both his personal and professional life. He has worked in a variety of organisations including the Home Office and established his own consultancy, advising clients across different sectors to empower them to deliver quality services and equality for staff and diverse communities. He has written or co-written a number of publications and reports for practitioner use. He is a family man and has been resident in Harrow for nearly twenty years.



image Alex Johnstone, Lay Member for Audit and Governance

Alex is a Non-Executive Director with significant experience as a the Chair of Audit, Finance and Risk Board sub-committees. He has held four previous Board positions in the health sector since 2011. His most recent board appointments were with Eastern Melbourne Primary Healthcare Network and Dental Health Services Victoria.

For ten years Alex worked as an NHS Chief Financial Officer here in London. At The University of Melbourne he held two senior roles: Executive Director of Strategic Development and IT Programme Director. His most recent Executive role was as the Chief Executive and Company Secretary of IPC Health - a large community health provider organisation in Melbourne.

Alex is a Qualified Accountant (FCPFA and FCPA), a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and has studied Strategic Leadership at Harvard and Oxford. 


Secondary Care Clinician

Sandy Gupta

Dr Sandy Gupta, Secondary Care Doctor

Sandy is the Consultant Cardiologist at Whipps Cross and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals since 1999. He has a keen interest in research concerning inflammation and heart disease and was awarded a British Heart Foundation (BHF) research fellowship.





Executive Team


Mark Easton, Accountable Oficer

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.



image Javina Sehgal, Managing Director

Javina is the managing director for NHS Harrow CCG and has led the organisation since its inception in April 2013. Prior to this she was the borough director for NHS Harrow PCT.

In January 2017, Javina was seconded to the Greater London Authority as Programme Director working for the Mayor of London on behalf of the London Health and Care partnership to establish Thrive LDN. This was a collaboration with stakeholders across London, and Londoners themselves, to address mental health inequity and disproportionality. Javina also led the Good Thinking programme, a prevention and early intervention digital service, to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people in London and reduce the burden on services.

Before joining the NHS, Javina had senior roles in the social services departments of Brent and Hammersmith & Fulham councils.


image Paul Brown - Chief Finance Officer

Paul joined the NHS as a national finance trainee from University and qualified as an accountant, then worked in finance for Health Authorities and a number of NHS Trusts. He was a finance director over 10 years to 2002, since when he has worked as a management consultant, advising the NHS across the country on commissioning, provider and regulatory assignments.



Diane Jones - Chief Nurse/ Director of Quality

Diane has worked in the NHS for over 25 years and is a Registered Nurse & Midwife. She initially joined Brent, Harrow and Hillingdon CCGs in March 2017 as the Director of Quality and Safety. More recently in July 2018, Diane is now the Chief Nurse and Director of Quality for all eight North West London (NWL) CCGs. Diane has significant leadership experience, having worked at senior management level for the past 12 years. Prior to her role in NWL, Diane has worked with NHS Greenwich CCG as the Director of Integrated Governance as well as Deputy Nurse Director with NHS Redbridge CCG before that. Diane is a member of the London Clinical Senate and continues to practice as a Midwife.


Governing Body non-voting members


Carole Furlong, Director of Public Health, Harrow Council


Representative, Healthwatch Harrow