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Date: 16 October 2018

Time: 03:24

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.

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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.

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Vacant, Lichfield District Council and Tamworth Borough Council

This stakeholder governor position is currently vacant.

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Rabbi Yossi Jacobs ,Birmingham Faith Leaders' Group

Born in Glasgow, Rabbi Jacobs studied at Manchester Jewish Grammar School and undertook his Rabbinical degree in Toronto, Miami, New Haven, Los Angeles and New York. After becoming the youngest serving Rabbi in the UK at the age of 22, Rabbi Jacobs later became the youngest Chief Minister ever appointed to Singers Hill.

Rabbi Jacobs is also Rabbi to the King David School, a teacher in the BJEB Hebrew classes and a member of the British Faith Leaders Group, representing the Orthodox Jewish community, chaplain to the Birmingham Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women and honorary chaplain at QEHB and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

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.

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.


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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