Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence
Former National Director, Patients and the Public, Department of Health. Since 2007, Chief Executive, Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence.1981-92, Director, National Deaf Children's Society; 1992-2003, Chief Executive, Alzheimer's Society; 2008-11, Chair, National Information Governance Board for Health and Social Care. Adviser to The Health Foundation and to Macmillan Cancer Support; Trustee, Comic Relief and Member of its UK Grant Committee; Chair, National Voices Advisory Panel. 2009, Co-Chair, World Health Executive Forum. Author of numerous articles and book chapters; co-author of a book for carers and people with dementia, published in eight languages. Regular speaker at national and international conferences. Awards: OBE (2001) for services to people with dementia; Alzheimer Europe Award (2004); Fellowship through Distinction, Faculty of Public Health, and Lifetime Achievement Award, Royal College of Psychiatrists (2007).