Meet the team

Healthcare governance is a specialty provided by Governance Coach UK Ltd and was established to bring a coaching and governance approach to individual and organisational development for the healthcare sector. By drawing on a network of experts we provide bespoke coaching and consultancy support to help individuals and organisations learn more about what excellence looks like and learn techniques to draw on their natural resourcefulness to become more successful, all from a solid grounding of practical NHS experience. We provide expert support in corporate governance, clinical governance, data governance, and community engagement.

Ben Westmancott


Ben began his career as an Archaeologist and now works as an executive coach and consultant. In between, Ben worked as a community relations youth worker in Northern Ireland, became a qualified Company Secretary, enjoyed a 21-year career with the NHS culminating in over six years as a Director in North West London, and as chairman led the rebuilding of a non-league football club in South East London as a successful fan-owned cooperative venture. Ben lives in Stratford with his family and two cats.

An experienced coach, trainer and governance expert, Ben uses his personable nature and understanding of organisational and personal development to provide powerful and engaging coaching and development experiences for individuals and teams, including board development work and practical training sessions. His varied experiences make him a well rounded coach and consultant, equipped to support you and your organisation tap into people’s natural resourcefulness to learn and grow as individuals and as a team.

Committed to life-long learning, Ben attends frequent continuing professional development sessions as well as coaching supervision.

Ben took up running in 2012 and completed his first London marathon in 2019.

BSc (Hons) Archaeology, Queen’s University of Belfast
ICSA qualified Chartered Governance Professional
Coaching Skills Development Programme, University of Portsmouth Business School
Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Inspire 360

Certified Hogan Assessor, Advanced People Strategies

Resilience Practitioner, College of Wellbeing (currently studying)






Kathy Brooke

Voice and Performance Coach


Oliver Westmancott

Data privacy and data governance expert