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Meet your public governors

Public Governors are elected to represent ten constituencies, with each formed from either several of the wards of Birmingham, Solihull and Lichfield/Tamworth or the Rest of England and Wales.

Each area has one or more governors in proportion to the use of the Trust’s hospitals by residents within that area. Public governors can be patients or non-patients but they do need to live in the constituency area.

Council of Governors

Anne Devrell, Solihull and Meriden

Anne DevrellSolihull and Meriden

Anne is currently a Research Champion volunteering within the West Midlands Clinical Research Network based in Stafford and a member of the Clinical Research Ambassador Group based at Heartlands Hospital. [...]

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Anne McGeever, Solihull and Meriden

Anne McGeeverSolihull and Meriden

Anne has worked in the NHS for many years as a clinician, head of department and clinical team leader. She has worked in several hospitals around the region and in the community. She has belonged to [...]

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Claire Spencer, Birmingham South

Claire SpencerBirmingham South

Claire lives in Kings Heath and has been a Birmingham resident since 2003. Her professional roles have spanned the public, private, and community sectors, and focus on how social, economic, and environmental [...]

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David Treadwell MBE, Birmingham South East

David Treadwell MBEBirmingham South East

David was brought up and educated in Sheldon and has been a resident of Acocks Green for over 30 years, supporting many local community groups.

Since completing three terms as a Public Governor [...]

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Derek Hoey, Tamworth

Derek HoeyTamworth

Derek's background is in the advertising and marketing industry, both as a client and working for agencies. Following his retirement several years ago, Derek has engaged in a number of voluntary roles [...]

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Dr Sukhdev Singh, Birmingham West

Dr Sukhdev SinghBirmingham West

Sukhdev was born and brought up in Edgbaston. He entered medical school in 1979 in Dundee and returned to live and work in Edgbaston after graduating in 1984. He worked at Selly Oak Hospital and then [...]

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Elizabeth Parry, Sutton Coldfield South

Elizabeth ParrySutton Coldfield South

Liz has worked in the health and social care sector for over 30 years, initially in human resources and subsequently within quality and safety. She worked for about 15 years in what is now Birmingham [...]

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James Oram, Rest of England and Wales

James OramRest of England and Wales

James is a registered nurse, who has worked in Birmingham and elsewhere in England, but currently lives in South Wales. He has extensive experience in both NHS and independent healthcare and teaches [...]

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Janet Cairns, Sutton Coldfield North

Janet CairnsSutton Coldfield North

Janet was a registered nurse who progressed to a director who reported to the board at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

Janet now works as an independent interim consultant [...]

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John Hope, Birmingham North

John HopeBirmingham North

Having served as a private investigator since 1977, a director of the then Mercia Detective Agency (MDA), John still handles cases for other agencies that have no coverage in the areas of interest. [...]

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Kath Bell, Rest of England and Wales

Kath BellRest of England and Wales

Kath has been a governor since 2009 and is a retired registered general nurse. She is committed to ensuring that patients are at the forefront of healthcare, are treated with dignity and respect, listened [...]

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Keith Fielding, Birmingham East

Keith FieldingBirmingham East

Keith was born and continues to live in Birmingham, currently residing in Yardley. As a local resident with experience of many of the hospitals within the Trust, Keith grasped the opportunity to “give [...]

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Maureen Haycock, Quinton, Halesowen and Southwest

Maureen HaycockQuinton, Halesowen and Southwest

Maureen has lived in Halesowen for over 40 years, since she qualified as a nurse at the Queen Elizabeth School of Nursing. Bringing many years’ experience in various departments and specialities and [...]

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Robert WilliamsBirmingham Reservoirs

Robert has lived in the West Midlands area for most of his life. He has experienced medical treatment as a patient at several hospitals in the area, including at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham [...]

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Sandra Haynes MBE, Birmingham South West

Sandra Haynes MBEBirmingham South West

Sandra, a resident of Northfield for 30 years, has been a volunteer at both Queen Elizabeth and Selly Oak hospitals for over five years. She is a member of the Patient and Carer Council has been involved [...]

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Stan Baldwin, Solihull and Meriden

Stan BaldwinSolihull and Meriden

Stan is an Elected Governor for Solihull, having previously served as a HEFT governor. He was a member of the patient experience and hospital environment committees and various working groups.

He [...]

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Waheed Saleem, Rest of England and Wales

Waheed SaleemRest of England and Wales

Waheed currently serves as a trustee for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, Edgbaston Cricket Foundation and the Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust. Previously, he held the position of West [...]

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