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Public Governors - Central and West Birmingham

 Graham Green

Graham Green

Graham served as an elected member of Birmingham City Council for the last 12 years during which he has obtained a great deal of experience across social services and public health. Graham also works as an energy debt consultant and is currently a Governor of a local secondary school in Birmingham. Graham is a family man and is passionate about the NHS stemming from first-hand experience of healthcare delivery following a road accident his daughter was in and her subsequent health requirements over the past 18 years. Graham looks forward to utilising all his experiences and independence of mind to fully engage in his role as Governor and make a positive contribution to the role.

Chris Vaughan

Christopher Vaughan

An experienced and hardworking individual, Christopher Vaughan is your local Governor for Central and West Birmingham.

Always active in his local community, Christopher has sat on a wide range of boards such as Birmingham Environmental Partnership and Urban Living.

Christopher is currently a patient representative for Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG where he chairs the Ladywood and Winson Green Patient Network and sits on the Board of ICOF, the local commissioning group.

He is a member of the CCG’s Patient and Partner Advisory Group to the CCG Board, a member of the Urgent Care Programme Board and the 111 Governance Board.

This wealth of experience gives Christopher an excellent understanding of the structure of the NHS and clear views of what needs to be done to improve both performance and patient experience.

 
Sue Durrant

Sue Durrant

Sue is director of a Birmingham based Learning Disabilities charity which provides respite for parents and carers. Sue also has experience working as a non-executive director, once for a community and mental health trust and once for a PCT which had 4 community hospitals. Sue has the long-term condition, rheumatoid arthritis, so is a user of both acute and community services.  Sue believes passionately that in times of austerity, the need to maintain high quality care is even more vital and hopes to be a critical friend to the Trust in the future.


Jill Jesson

Jill Jesson

Dr Jill Jesson has 30 years’ experience as a researcher in community pharmacy and as a lecturer at Aston University where she taught ‘Managing Public Health’ to public policy undergraduates and ‘Applied Research’ to postgraduates in the Business School.

Jill believes that this understanding of public policy and the political drivers influencing policy will be important in helping the BCHC plan for the future.

Jill served terms on a number of Boards over the past 25 years, from education, to health and local authority, and also values her many years as an NHS service user which she believes will help her in her role as a Governor.