Could you be the next Chair of the Healthwatch Northamptonshire Advisory Board?

We are looking for a new chair for Healthwatch Northamptonshire's Advisory Board.

The Healthwatch Northamptonshire Advisory Board is a statutory body established under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. The Advisory Board Chair will be responsible for carrying out and contributing to a range of activities.

It is expected that the Chair will commit at least one day per week to the role for a modest honorarium of £5,200 per annum plus reasonable expenses. 

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We're also looking for new Healthwatch Northamptonshire Advisory Board Members

We are looking for new Healthwatch Northamptonshire Advisory Board members to represent West Northamptonshire or North Northamptonshire depending on their residency.

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Professor William Pope - Interim Chair

Professor William Pope is the Chair of Connected Together CIC and is currently the interim chair of the healthwatch Northamptonshire Board. He has a wealth of experience, leadership and expertise gained from senior roles within industry, the NHS and academia, including at chairman and chief executive level. He has significant experience of working with world-leading companies and organisations including BAE Systems, the BBC, BIS, BP, British Nuclear Fuels, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Huawei, IBM, the NHS, Shell and Unilever, and was Chief Executive Officer of the UK’s largest integrated health, safety and environmental business for 10 years.  He has been one of the UK’s leaders in managing and developing environmental technology companies over the last 35 years, and is a four times winner of the “Technology Fast 50” awards for the fastest growing companies.

Amongst other appointments he was previously director & Chairman of the East of England Regional Development Agency (2006-2012) and Northamptonshire & Milton Keynes Primary Care Trusts (2006-2013), and is now Chairman of the Board at Y&H Academic Health Science Partners (2014-date), a Board member (and now Chairman) at University Campus Suffolk (2014-date), Chairman of Healthwatch Northamptonshire (2013-17) and is a Board member (now Vice Chairman) of East Midlands Pathology (2012-date).

Will was educated at St. Mary’s College, the University of Plymouth - where he was awarded the honour of “Best Student” by Prince Charles (1976) - and Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London; he has a 1st class honours degree in Environmental Science (1976), and is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv 2004). He is a Fellow of the Institution of Environmental Sciences.

Board meetings

Find out about upcoming Board meetings and read about what was discussed in past meetings.

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