One governor represents our Rest of England constituency. You can find out more about them below or contact them by emailing​​​​​​
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I have extensive experience in community health and mental health services. I am passionate about improving quality of care and advocating for service users.

For the last 8 years I've worked as a healthcare professional, delivering services to individuals with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs, including palliative care. I have developed a deep understanding of the challenges faced by individuals in accessing the right support and care, but also the challenges in the healthcare system that supports them.

I believe this knowledge is invaluable for my role of Governor, as I am able to provide informed input on decisions and plans which impact the services and most importantly impact users of those services.

I'm committed in supporting robust governance and scrutiny in the work of the Trust and to apply constructive challenge and rigour to influence positive change, and great outcomes for users of services.

I currently live in Greater Manchester. Over the years I have either worked or lived in all the regions Pennine Care operates in, which gives me a unique understanding of those communities, in particular hard to reach groups.  

I am determined to support high quality patient care, have strong communication skills, as well as the ability to work strategically to support effective planning; in addition, I will always act with honesty and integrity in my role.