Healthwatch Birmingham Board
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Richard Burden - Chair
Richard was previously Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield from 1992 to 2019. He served as a Shadow Minister and on several Select Committees including chairing the Commons Committee set up to scrutinise West Midlands affairs.
An experienced community... more
Catherine Weir - Non-Executive Director
Catherine has lived in Birmingham since 2011, with her husband born in Birmingham, his parents having moved here from Jamaica, and their children are at school here.
Catherine is passionate about ensuring that health and social care... more
Fiona Taylor - Non-Executive Director
Fiona has worked in a range of health and social care charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Leonard Cheshire, Anchor Trust and Motor Neurone Disease Association - both in education and service improvement roles. She is passionate about reducing health inequality... more
Jasbir Rai - Company Secretary
Jas is responsible for the efficient administration of Healthwatch, ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and for ensuring that decisions of directors are implemented.
Jas is the Deputy CEO of BVSC and has worked in the sector for... more
Neelam Heera - Non-Executive Director
Neelam Heera is the founder of Cysters, a grassroots organisation dedicated to supporting women with reproductive and mental health issues. Cysters work with marginalised communities and remain culturally sensitive despite challenging topics around these health concerns. The group work with... more
Dr Peter Rookes - Non-Executive Director
Dr Peter Rookes is an experienced health service manager, educator and researcher, who has worked extensively in both the state and non-state sectors in the UK and overseas.
Peter most recently researched relationships between faith-based health providers and... more
Qadar Zada - Non-Executive Director
Qadar is a Director within the Health Service and also the Leader of Dudley Metropolitan Council. He has extensive experience of Health and Social care provision having worked in provider and Commissioner Organisations and also across a range of specialities... more
Dr John James – Non-Executive Director
John was born in West Bromwich, graduated from University of Birmingham and has spent his working career in Staffordshire, living in Lichfield.
John currently works as the Medical Director for Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent STP. Prior to this... more
Tony Green - Non-Executive Director
Tony’s been Director of Human Resources for a company of 5,000 staff, General Manager of a professional institute, and Director of HR Strategy during the creation of the Environment Agency from 85 smaller organisations. He also lectured in management... more
Tim Phillips - Volunteer Board Representative
Tim Joined Birmingham City Council Older Adults section in 1994 post qualification as a Social Worker and spent 23 years as a practitioner and Assistant Manager leaving the council in December 2017. In the years of being a practitioner with... more