Health and Wellbeing Board Members


Mr Ernie White CC

Cabinet Lead Member for Health

Mr Ernie White CC

Cabinet Lead Member for Health

  • Mr Ernie White has been on the County Council since 1975. The division includes the parishes of Sharnford, Stoney Stanton, Croft and Elmesthorpe, Sapcote, Huncote, Thurlaston as well as the smaller settlements of Aston Flamville, Wigston Parva, Potters Marston and Leicester Forest West.

    Ernie is a Member of the Cabinet as well as Lead Member for Health, with responsibility for health and wellbeing, including sport, and NHS Trust commissioner and provider relations.

    He became an Appointed Public Representative of the Hinckley and Bosworth Primary Care Group, eventually becoming Chairman, then when that body attained Trust status, Ernie became Chairman of the Hinckley and Bosworth Primary Care Trust.

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Mr Richard Blunt CC

Cabinet Lead Member for Adult Social Care

Mr Richard Blunt CC

Cabinet Lead Member for Adult Social Care

Mr Ivan Ould CC

Cabinet Lead Member for Children and Young People

Mr Ivan Ould CC

Cabinet Lead Member for Children and Young People

  • Mr Ivan Ould is Leicestershire County Council's Designated Cabinet Lead Member for Children and Families. This role requires Ivan to chair the Corporate Parenting Steering Group.

    Leicestershire County Council is a major partner in the Children and Young People's Commissioning Board where he is the current Chair.
    Ivan attended the School Funding Forum and the Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Board as a participating observer.

    Leicestershire County Council is a prominent member of the F40 Campaign Group that acts on behalf of the 40 lowest funded Children & Young People's Services in England. Ivan is the Chair of F40.

    Ivan is also a reserve member of the Local Government Group Children and Young People's Board.

    Ivan is accountable for the Supporting Leicestershire Families Service. He is a member of the Health and Wellbeing Board, Co-chair of the Corporate Parenting Board and Chair of the Education of Children in Care Committee.

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Karen English

Managing Director of East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group

Karen English

Managing Director of East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group

  • Karen joined East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group as chief finance officer in January 2013.

    She studied BA (Hons) in Business Studies at Liverpool, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Managing and Commissioning in Primary Care in Southampton in 2005.

    Since joining the NHS as a Graduate Trainee from the private sector in 1983, Karen has held a range of senior finance roles for a variety of NHS organisations. Her wealth of experience includes working at an executive level within the NHS and she has substantial and successful experience as a senior finance professional in complex health environments in the North West and West Midlands.

    Karen is a member of the Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and a CIPFA consultation panel member.

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Dr Andy Ker

East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group Board Member

Dr Andy Ker

East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group Board Member


  • Andy is a senior partner at Oakham Medical Practice in Rutland.
    In 1983 he trained as a doctor at Westminster Medical School in London, achieving a MBBS, and then completed his GP Vocational Training in Guildford in 1987. He went on a travelling "gap year" in 1989 where he ended up working for six months in general practice in Christchurch, New Zealand.

    He started work as a GP in Oakham in 1990 and has a particular interest in the musculoskeletal system. He has also worked as an appraiser and trainer of GPs and been a prison medical officer.

    Andy is a governing body member for East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group and the locality lead for Melton, Rutland and Harborough. He is the clinical lead for community services and out of county contracts. His project work includes leading the dementia strategy and developing the integrated health and social care strategy, and he also sits on the Rutland Health and Wellbeing Board.

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Professor Mayur Lakhani

Chair, West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

Professor Mayur Lakhani

Chair, West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

  • Professor Mayur Lakhani CBE FRCGP is a practising GP from Sileby, at Highgate Medical Centre, in South Charnwood, Leicestershire.

    He has been a GP in the practice for over twenty years. He is a Board Member of the CCG and is involved in several areas of work: end of life care, frail older people, primary care quality practice appraiser and the commissioning sub group.

    He is a past Chairman of The Royal College of General Practitioners (2004-2007). He is a member of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM).

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Toby Sanders

Managing Director of West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

Toby Sanders

Managing Director of West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group

  • Toby Sanders is Managing Director (Accountable Officer) of West Leicestershire CCG, a 50 member practice group serving a population of 360,000.

    He has been with the CCG since its formation in 2011 and has overseen the organisations focus on improving the management of long term conditions and integrating services for frail older people. The impact of this work has been recognised through a runner up award in HSJs 2013 “CCG of the Year” and BMJs “Primary Care Team of the Year” 2014 with EMAS for our Acute Visiting Service.

    Toby is a current member of NHS Clinical Commissioners national Leadership Group and Chair of the East Midlands CCG Congress which brings together 20 CCGs across the region. He has previously worked in PCTs, SHAs, acute trust, local government and management consultancy.

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John Sinnott

Chief Executive of Leicestershire County Council

John Sinnott

Chief Executive of Leicestershire County Council

  • John Sinnott has been Chief Executive of Leicestershire County Council since 1994, the longest serving County Council Chief Executive. During that time, he has worked with 12 different political group leaders; politically hung, coalition and single party administrations. Leicestershire County Council has been consistently recognised as one of the highest performing local authorities in the country. Leicestershire was a pilot for Families with Complex Needs and is now recognised by the Government as one of its highest performing areas on ‘Troubled Families’. John was a member of the Department of Health and Local Government Programme Board on NHS reforms throughout its life (2010-13) and is now a member of the national Health Transformation Task Group, set up by the Local Government Association – with support from the Department of Health and NHS England.

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Mike Sandys

Director of Public Health

Mike Sandys

Director of Public Health

  • Mike was appointed Director of Public Health (DPH) for Leicestershire County Council in February 2014, following spells as Interim Director and Joint Acting Director, having been working in Leicestershire as a Consultant in Public Health in 2010.

    He has worked in Public Health since 1992, having started his NHS career in financial management. Mike's public health career has seen him work in a number of public health intelligence, research and development and manager roles in both the NHS and academia, before gaining his first consultant post in Derby in 2005 on being admitted to the Public Health Register.

    Before moving to the East Midlands Mike spent his career working across Greater Manchester and Merseyside. Here he worked closely with communities in delivering a health improvement programme in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the country.

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Jon Wilson

Director of Adults and Communities, Leicestershire County Council

Jon Wilson

Director of Adults and Communities, Leicestershire County Council

  • Jon joined Leicestershire County Council in May 2015, having previously worked at Nottinghamshire County Council for ten years.
    Biography for Jon Wilson, Director Adults and Communities,
    Jon is currently the Director of Adults and Communities at Leicestershire County Council. As such he is responsible for the delivery of Adult Social Care services and Community and Wellbeing services to the people of Leicestershire. This is a wide ranging portfolio including personal care services, libraries, heritage and adult learning provision.

    Prior to joining Leicestershire County Council in May 2015, Jon worked for Nottinghamshire County Council for nine years leading the provision of social care services to people with learning disability, physical disability, mental ill health and other associated care needs. Jon started his career in social care in Sheffield in 1985 having moved there from his home town of Bradford to attend college in 1981.

    Jon is a Social Worker by profession although has spent most of his professional life in management and leadership roles in both local authority and NHS organisations. Jon completed his formal education with the award of an MSc in Partnership Working in Health and Social Care at Birmingham University in 2006.

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Councillor Pauline Ranson

District Councillor

Councillor Pauline Ranson

District Councillor

  • I am a Charnwood Borough Council representing the Barrow and Sileby West Ward. I have Deputy Lead Member responsibility for Revenues and Benefits and am Deputy for Councillor Harper-Davies (Housing, Revenue and Benefits).

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Councillor Pam Posnett

District Councillor

Councillor Pam Posnett

District Councillor

  • I am a Melton Borough Councillor representing the Newport Ward. At Melton Borough Council I am Deputy Leader, a member of the Community and Social Affairs, Policy and Finance, Licensing and Business Development Committees. I am lead member for Health, Children and Young People and Equalities.
    I have also been a member of Leicestershire County Council, representing the Melton North division, since 2009. I am a Cabinet member with a Portfolio that includes Equalities, Environment Matters, Rural Issues and Regulatory Services. I chair the Leicestershire Rural Partnership and the Strategic Environment Board.

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Chief Superintendent Andy Lee

Leicestershire Police

Chief Superintendent Andy Lee

Leicestershire Police

  • Andy is a senior leader with over 27 years of experience in both uniform and detective roles across the East Midlands Region, as well as in Europe and India.

    In July 2016 Andy was promoted to Chief Superintendent and took up the role as Head of the Local Policing Directorate, overseeing Neighbourhood Policing and Patrol and Resolution Teams for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. His priorities include harnessing and developing the enthusiasm and professionalism of all his teams to ensure that they do their duty, protecting the most vulnerable and dealing with those whom cause the most harm in local communities.

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John Adler

Chief Executive University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

John Adler

Chief Executive University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

  • John Adler began his career in the NHS in 1985 as a National Management Trainee. He has held posts at the Royal Marsden Hospital, St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey and the NHS Executive South Thames Regional Office. From 1998 to 2002 John was Chief Executive of Sheffield Children's NHS Trust, developing it into an integrated provider of community, mental health and hospital services. In 2002 he became Chief Executive of Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust where he remained for 10 years before joining the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust in January 2013. John has wide-ranging experience of NHS management including operational management, staff engagement, service re-design, reconfiguration and strategic development, PFI, joint ventures and financial turnaround.

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Dr Satheesh Kumar

Medical Director, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Dr Satheesh Kumar

Medical Director, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

  • Satheesh qualified as a doctor in 1989 from Kerala, one of the southern states in India. He came to UK in 1996 and moved to Leicester in 1999 working as a clinical lecturer in the University of Leicester till 2002. He has been a consultant psychiatrist in the Learning Disability Service within the Leicestershire Partnership NHS trust since 2002 and the Medical Director of the Trust since June 2013. In addition to his medical director role and the clinical work, he is involved in research, teaching as well as various initiatives related to the Royal College of Psychiatrists nationally.

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Rick Moore

Chair of Healthwatch Leicestershire

Rick Moore

Chair of Healthwatch Leicestershire

  • Now living in the county, Rick was born and brought up in Leicester. A Chartered Surveyor and a law graduate, he now runs his own Property Advice Consultancy, and is the former President of Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce.
    He is the longest serving Magistrate in Leicestershire having been on the Bench for more than 30 years and is Chair of Governors at a city school. Rick is also Chair of Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation Charity and a trustee of the Hope Against Cancer charity.
    Rick brings a wealth of experience to Healthwatch Leicestershire, with expertise in motivating and leading Boards towards achieving positive outcomes.

    In September 2012 Rick was listed by the Leicester Mercury as being one of the 200 most influential people in Leicestershire.
    Meeting agenda and minutes
    For all the agendas, reports and minutes from previous meetings, including a list of dates for forthcoming meetings, please visit: http://politics.leics.gov.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=1038.

    Reports

    Please visit the Leicestershire Statistics & Research (LSR) website, which provides access to reports and other useful information, including:

    • JSNA
    • JHWB
    • Pharmaceutical needs assessment
    • HWB Annual Report
    • Director of Public Health Annual Report

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Roz Lindridge

East Midlands Associate Director, NHS England

Roz Lindridge

East Midlands Associate Director, NHS England

Councillor Kirk Master

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire

Councillor Kirk Master

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire

Paul Meredith

Director of Children and Family Services, Leicestershire County Council

Paul Meredith

Director of Children and Family Services, Leicestershire County Council

Jane Toman

Chief Executive of Blaby District Council

Jane Toman

Chief Executive of Blaby District Council