Our Chair, Stewart Francis

Stewart is a former broadcaster and was previously Managing Director of Mid Anglia Radio PLC and Chair of the Association of Independent Radio Companies. He also Chaired Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Strategic Health Authority and The Rail Passengers Council/Passenger Focus and was a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport. More recently, he was Chair of Vivacity Culture and Leisure in Peterborough.

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Paul Jobling Vice-Chair

Business Consultant Paul has worked in retail pharmacy and also run emergency doctors’ services in Newcastle on Tyne and Southampton. He is a former Director of Operations and Quality Assurance for South Tyneside Family Health Services Authority. And has also worked in medical screening and diagnostic ophthalmology. 

Ellie Addison – Director

A former Army nurse serving in Iraq, Belize and Northern Ireland and in the NHS, Ellie has also specialised as an operating theatre scrub nurse. She has worked for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group as Lead Nurse for Care Homes. Ellie now works for the NHS Supply Chain clinical team, which ensures the clinical quality and safety of products bought for the health service.

Philippa Brice – Director

Philippa works for a policy think tank concerned with helping the NHS make the most of new science and technology for people and populations. A trained scientist and experienced medical charity trustee, she is an expert in health policy, communications and public affairs, with an interest in personalised medicine. She sits on the steering committee of the UK Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine Network.

Nadia Emmony – Director

Nadia looked after children with special needs before starting her nursing training and becoming a neurosurgical ward Sister. She has lectured for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and run a health promotion unit in East London. Before retiring, she worked as a practice manager in Shropshire and Bedfordshire. She brings a decade of experience with Healthwatch Milton Keynes.

Saqib Rehman – Director

Saqib is an active member of the Peterborough community and runs a care company providing care and support services for children and adults.  He is passionate about community needs and helped set up Children of Adam, a local and national aid and development organisation aiming to alleviate poverty and human suffering around the world.

Jonathan Wells – Director

Jonathan is a mental health professional of 34 years’ experience, who remains deeply committed to the best possible mental health care for those who might need it (now and in the future), and their families.  A qualified social worker, he has worked in child and adolescent and adult mental health and is a former lead of local authority commissioning and NHS Trust practice governance.

Chelsia Lake – Associate Director

Chelsia is a University of York Social Policy graduate who is passionate about young people and mental health. She has been volunteering for St John Ambulance since the age of 10 and is a First Aider and Youth Leader.  She joined Healthwatch as a Volunteer in July 2020 and will help us champion young people's voices in this newly-created associate role.

Past Board papers

Our Board meets in public four times a year. These meetings are another opportunity for you to find out about the work we are doing, share your experiences of health or social care services, and get involved. 

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Register of Directors' interests

We keep a record of our Directors' involvement in health, social care and political organisations so we can manage any potential conflicts of interest. 

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