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Date: 26 September 2021

Time: 02:20

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.

Jayne Francis

Cllr Jayne Francis, Birmingham City Council

Jayne is Councillor for the Harborne Ward, and sits on the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Committee at the council. She has over 20 years' experience as a social researcher, specialising in domestic violence and health inequalities, and currently works with key third sector organisations across Birmingham. Jayne has a Masters (Birmingham) and is about to complete her MPhil.

Cllr Martin McCarthy

Cllr Martin McCarthy, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Martin is a Councillor for the Castle Bromwich Ward and sits on the health and adult social care scrutiny board at Solihull Council. He has seven years experience in health and adult social care scrutiny as member and chair, he is an electrical engineer previously responsible for automotive radar, heads-up display and recently electric vehicle batteries and drive motor controls.

He is a member of The Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Ashley Yeates

Cllr Ashley Yeates, Lichfield District Council and Tamworth Borough Council

Cabinet Member for Community and Housing at Lichfield District Council and Ward Member for Mease Valley.

Working in the entertainment and music business for over 25 years promoting concert tours around the UK and supplying entertainment all over the Midlands.

Amrick Singh Ubhi

Amrick Singh Ubhi, Director of the Nishkam Centre

The Nishkam Centre is a faith inspired third sector civic organisation that merges spirituality and secularity creating a seamless fusion of values, ethics and justice for the common good of all humanity.

Amrick is driven by the need to make a difference to the interplay between the third sector / faith based organisations and Civil Society per se. 

His professional background is diverse and varied; an innovative, forward thinking Organisational Development Consultant / Transformation Manager. As a Sikh, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, Fellow at Royal Society for Arts and Fellow at the Institute of Leadership Management, he is passionate about growing and developing the capacity of those around him to excel and play active roles. 

Amrick’s other roles include governorships at schools and several Board and Steering Group responsibilities supporting community engagement, cohesion and social development.

Semira Manaseki Holland

Dr Semira Manaseki-Holland, University of Birmingham

Semira Manaseki-Holland manages the Master’s in Public Health (Global) at the University of Birmingham. As Senior Clinical Lecturer in Public Health, Semira teaches students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including supervision of a number of PhDs. Semira’s research leadership focuses on health systems and maternal-child health, mainly in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) over a 25 year period.  

Trained as a public health physician with joint qualifications in paediatrics, Semira’s pioneering international work includes conducting the first randomized control trials in Mongolia and Afghanistan. She has also worked extensively for WHO HQ, UN agencies, Ministries of Health and NGOs on a variety of health programmes.

As CEO for Central Asia for a large multi-national NGO (AKHS) between 2005-2009 she managed the delivery of Afghanistan’s integrated healthcare services in 3 provinces, which included provincial hospitals and district/village clinics. At the same time she supported national health care delivery and reform systems in two remote, mountainous provinces of Tajikistan. Semira also managed the operations of the midwifery training colleges and academic studies in Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

Prof Carol Doyle

Professor Carol Doyle, Birmingham City University

Carol is Head of School for Nursing and Midwifery at Birmingham City University. She qualified at East Birmingham Hospital in the early 1980s and went on to become a RSCN at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, and has always had a passion for passing on her experience and to mentor the nurses of the future, leading to a career within nurse education.

In her current role, Carol has led on Health Education England initiatives such as the “Pre-nursing experience pilot”, RePAIR and has led the school on working in partnership with Birmingham and Solihull STP to deliver a nursing associate pilot programme.

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Tim Steele, RCDM


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