These governors represent the interests of members of the public who are residents of England and Wales.
Susan is a mother of two young children and has worked professionally as a lawyer and management consultant. In the latter profession, she has advised clients across the healthcare sector, including the Chief Executive and senior management of NHS Trusts, NHS Commissioners, and pharmaceutical companies. She has also advised a variety of clients in other sectors (commercial and not-for-profit) on issues such as strategy, governance, operating models, marketing, organisational restructuring, implementation plans, measurements and KPIs. She would like to contribute her skills and experience to achieving the aim of delivering the best patient outcomes while ensuring a sustainable and financially viable local health economy.
Moreover, Susan is particularly interested in mental health issues. She believes mental health is as important as physical health and in particular with the isolation we have all experienced during the pandemic, the role of the NHS in addressing mental health issues will be increasingly crucial.
Dr Nigel Brown says:
The ‘softer’ issues surrounding health care would not come naturally to a professional engineer. Living with a psychotherapist and having been a Trustee of an arts education charity in east London and most recently as its chair, I appreciate the value that a wide spectrum of disciplines can contribute to enhancing societal well-being. The Arts and ‘making’ are central to my life through embracing creative processes as diverse as software, electronics and DIY to cooking.
Having worked for international consultancies, an oil major and most recently the Civil Service in Whitehall I have lived and worked in Westminster for over 30 years. Travelling around largely by bicycle, augmented by public transport, I feel that I get under the skin of our hugely diverse society in central London.
For over 10 years I have worked in the community sector, devising, delivering and evaluating projects that enhance the lives of local people.
I have supported young people and their families flourish through Together We Create, the charity I founded in 2009. I have managed several high profile community arts and engagement projects across London and South East, working closely with key stakeholders including housing associations, schools and the NHS.
I have launched projects from scratch including We Are Ageing Better (Camden) and Portobello Pavilion (Westminster) and have turned around failing community space including Longfield Hall (Lambeth) and Kentish Town Community Centre (Camden), where I currently work
Have also taught learners of all ages and abilities in formal and informal settings. I have a Masters Degree from Birkbeck and I am currently finishing my PhD at University of York. I am the Chair of Trustees of Childs Hill Food Bank