Retired after 40 years public service;13 years Local Government,27years NHS in 2010.

Consultant to DoH ,NHS and relevant private sector from 2010/2016

Recently Non Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee of North West Ambulance NHS Trust from 2012(until December 2013)

In NHS Director of Finance 13 years,Chief Executive (1 HA,2PCTs) 12 years ;Deputy and Director at RHA/SHA 3+ Years.All paid NHS experience in North West.

Experience of Acute,Mental Health,Learning Disability ,Community and Ambulance Services.

Executive lead for Acute and Mental Health Service Transformations in Lancashire and supported Learning Disability Transformation across North West England .

Established and Chaired Lancashire PCTs,Specialist Trusts and NHSNW Clinical Excellence Awards Committee from 2005/9.Assessed at East Lancs Hospitals Clinical Excellence Awards Committee during this time as requested.Lay member of North West Clinical Excellence Awards Committee from 2014).

Health Service Journal Acute,/Commissioning,/Efficiency Awards Judge 2009/14

Honorary Fellow Manchester Business School(Seminars to Senior registrars,NHS Senior Managers on management,government policy,Visiting Overseas Universities).

Mentored NHS Senior Staff(CCG Clinical leads ,Directors mainly) from 2010 to 2016

Given Seminars at Universities of Athens,Budapest,Lyon ,Prague,Iowa State, IHI Boston Mass.,Wellington.plus UK Health Conferences.

Chair Ribble Valley Parish Liaison Committee (from 2015)

Chair Simonstone Parish Council from 2013

Chair Queen Elizabeths Grammar School ,Blackburn (Governor since 2005)

Member Blackburn Cathedral Council(since 2007 )

Trustee Veterans In Communities (2014 onwards)

Member Pendle Hill Heritage Fund Committee (from 2016)


Haslingden County Primary School 1953/1960

Haslingden Grammar School 1960/1967(8GCE O Levels;4 GCE A Levels)

University of Leeds 1967/70 (BA with Class 2(1) Honours in History)

Chartered Public Finance Accountant (1974)

Honorary Qualifications ;FCCA,MHSM


OBE for Services to Health in Lancashire 2007

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