Meet the Board

Healthwatch Birmingham Board

We are currently recruiting Non-Executive Directors for our Board. Find out more, including how to apply here.

For details of upcoming Board meetings visit our Events page here. For Board minutes click here.

Danielle Oum - Chair

Danielle joined Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust as Chair in 2015 having previously chaired Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

Danielle has more than 10 years' experience of leading public service business improvement and programme management, and... 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

Charles Ashton-Gray - Non-Executive Director

Charles has had a long and varied background in local government, which has taken him from senior leadership roles at a rural borough in Norfolk, to the largest local authority in Europe. Charles has therefore been able to amass a... more

Graham Parker - Non-Executive Director

After a career in manufacturing and international sales of Giftware and Tableware, Graham went on to use and develop his business, financial, and management skills within the Private, Not-for-Profit, Public, and Care Sectors. He is an experienced Chairman, Non-Executive Director,... 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 Zadar - 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

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