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Date: 21 November 2017

Time: 13:56

Meet your stakeholder governors

In addition to those governors elected by the public, patients and staff, a number of key organisations that work closely with the Trust appoint representatives to be on the Board of Governors. These appointed representatives are known as stakeholder governors.

Valerie Seabright

Councillor Valerie Seabright, Birmingham City Council

Valerie is Labour Councillor serving the Kings Norton ward and holds positions on various Council Committees including the Schools, Children and Families Overview & Scrutiny Committee. She is a Governor at Colmers Farm Primary School and was previously a Governor of Birmingham Children’s Hospital.


Rabbi Dr Margaret Jacobi, Birmingham Faith Leaders' Group

Rabbi Dr. Margaret Jacobi is the rabbi of Birmingham Progressive Synagogue and a member of the Birmingham Faith Leaders' Group. Before becoming a rabbi, she studied medicine at the University of Birmingham and worked as a researcher in the field of respiratory physiology. She has written articles in the field of Jewish medical ethics and is active in interfaith work.

Iestyn Williams

Professor Iestyn Williams, University of Birmingham

Iestyn is a doctor (PhD) of Health Care Policy and Management and is Director of Research at the University of Birmingham’s Health Services Management Centre. Before joining HSMC, Iestyn worked in NHS management and prior to this spent five years in research and service development in the third sector.


Major General Martin Bricknell, Ministry of Defence

Major General Bricknell is currently Acting Surgeon General within HQ Surgeon General under Headquarters Joint Forces Command. He qualified in medicine in 1987 is accredited in general practice, occupational medicine and public health. Major General Bricknell was appointed a Queens Honorary Physician in 2016 and awarded the Order of St John in 2013. He holds a PhD, a doctorate in medicine and three masters degrees. He has more than 50 academic papers cited in PubMed, covering military medical operations and military health subjects.

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