Joan Beresford joined the Trust as a Non-Executive Director in November 2014, having taken early retirement from Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council where for the last eighteen months she was Head of Integrated Commissioning based in Adult Social Care working closely with health commissioners and providers.
She has 41 years’ service in local government having worked for Manchester City council for 22 years prior to joining Stockport. During this time she has undertaken a range of roles including administration, management, project management and eight years as a qualified Social Worker.
She qualified in 1987 and has worked in a variety of settings and roles. This includes working as a Hospital Social worker and as an Approved Social Worker and then project manager in older people’s mental health services. She has also been a regular panel member on Independent Review Panels for Continuing Health Care operated by NHS North.
She feels that her experience in local government and her joint working with health colleagues will enable her to contribute positively to the further development and continued success of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Joan was appointed Deputy Chair from 1 January 2017.