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Date: 17 February 2020
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.
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 Kate Wild, Solihull Council
Kate was appointed by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council as their Stakeholder Governor to the Trust. Kate has been an elected member of Solihull Council since 1994, and currently serves as Chairman of the Resources and Delivering Value Scrutiny Board and as a member of its Governance Committee.
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.
Rabbi Yossi Jacobs ,Birmingham Faith Leaders' Group
Rabbi Yossi Jacobs MA (MHL) is the Chief Minister of the Birmingham Hebrew Congregation - Singers Hill Synagogue. He is also the Director of Jewish Education at Birmingham King David School and honorary Jewish Chaplain of the Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham’s Children’s hospital.
Professor Isabelle Szmigin, University of Birmingham
Isabelle Szmigin is Professor of Marketing and Deputy Dean of the Birmingham Business School at the University of Birmingham. Her research focuses on the interaction between consumer behavior and public policy, with a particular interest in alcohol consumption and the food industry. Isabelle has been a member of the ESRC assessment panel and the Portman Group independent complains panel, and was a committee member of the Friends of Worcester Royal Infirmary.
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.
Air Cdre Clare Walton, Ministry of Defence
Air Commodore Walton joined the Royal Air Force on a University Cadetship in March 1987 whilst studying medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, London, from where she graduated in 1989.
In September 2009 she moved on promotion to Group Captain to the Ministry of Defence to take up the post of Assistant Head Health Protection where she was responsible for strategic policy regarding medical CBRN, Medical Intelligence and wider Medical Force Protection.
She was also appointed Queen’s Honorary Physician in 2016, and assumed her new role of Commander of the Joint Hospital Group on 5 November 2018.