I am retired, after a long career in Financial Services and Training/Consultancy to major organisations.
My late wife was a Nurse at Broomfield Hospital, so I always took a great interest in her work and the work of the trust.
My whole career involved developing people and challenging their plans, goals and strategies. I played a part in training and developing people at senior to board level in major banks and other FTSE companies and am particularly proud that one of those people progressed from a Branch Manager role when I recruited him in 1990 to currently Regional Chief Executive of AIA Insurance based in Hong Kong. It also helps that they are the major sponsors of the football team I support.
After considering the scope of the Governors role, I believe this experience and skill will positively contribute to ensuring the key executives develop the services for Mental Health.