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Integrated care board

Find out who’s who in the Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly integrated care board.
Designate NHS Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s integrated care board chair
John Govett

John Govett, designate NHS Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s integrated care board chair

John was appointed as the integrated care board (ICB) chair in November 2021, having spent the past 2 years as the independent chair of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly integrated care system health and care systems board.

John has extensive leadership experience in the NHS as both a chair and non-executive director roles. He has also been a group chief executive officer in the third sector, a managing director of a major county council, and held board director appointments in the private sector.

Finance and performance committee chairman (and vice chairman)
Sanjayan Srikantha

Sanj Srikanthan, designate NHS independent ICB non-executive director

Sanj is ShelterBox Trust’s chief executive officer, a global humanitarian organisation based in Truro.

He was formerly the senior vice president Europe and executive director for the International Rescue Committee UK (IRC-UK); and former chair of IRC Sweden; trustee of IRC Belgium, and IRC Deutschland. He is currently chair of the Start Network, a group of charities leading on decentralising how aid is delivered. Sanj has worked in emergencies around the world including the Ebola response in Liberia, and the conflicts in Syria and Mali.

Before working in international development, he was a Captain in the British Army.

Audit committee chairman (and senior independent director)
Martin Sykes

Martin Sykes, designate NHS independent ICB non-executive director

Martin has extensive NHS experience and is a qualified accountant, currently as the vice chair and non-executive director of NHS University Hospital Bristol and Weston Foundation Trust, where he chairs its finance and digital committee, and sits on its audit committee. Previously he was the Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust director of finance and its deputy chief executive.

3 integrated care areas committee chairman, and primary care committee chairman
Neil Walden

Neil Walden, designate NHS independent ICB non-executive director

Dr Neil Walden has enjoyed a long career as a GP in Cornwall, working as a partner in Marazion Surgery until his retirement last autumn.

He is a passionate advocate of working in partnership with people, and listening to their experiences of care, understanding what’s important to them to solve problems and create solutions. Neil’s calm and considered leadership, clinical insight and experience has informed the way care is designed and delivered in west Cornwall. He achieves this by ensuring people remain at the heart of redesigns and plans, and challenges others to do the same. This has included bringing together the NHS, providers, patients, and the voluntary sector to co-design an integrated community health and care service in west Penwith.

Neil’s experience, understanding and appreciation of the importance of working in partnership with the voluntary sector will be a driving force in this new role.

He has been a clinical leader of the west integrated care area, and a member of the west Cornwall integrated care board. He has lately chaired the Penwith integrated care public forum, and was a locality lead GP and clinical director of Penwith’s primary care network.

Neil has an excellent appreciation of the complexity attached to partnership arrangements in primary care networks working across Cornwall and will use this to ensure plans are patient-centred and informed by clinical evidence.

Quality and patient pathway committee chairman, and citizen engagement committee chairman
Carole Theobald

Carole Theobald, designate NHS independent ICB non-executive director

Carole is CEO for iSightCornwall (a not-for-profit organisation), and chair of the Truro town deal board. She was previously Cornwall Council’s service director for strategy, localism and communications. She has extensive change management and customer and brand experiences, and working with housing associations. Carole has undertaken executive and board roles across the water industry, economic development, community, and health and social care, mostly within a diverse multi-stakeholder public sector environment.

Workforce committee chairman, and remuneration committee chairman
Tarn Lamb

Tarn Lamb, designate NHS independent ICB non-executive director

Tarn is an England committee member of the National Lottery Community Fund, and also the chief executive officer of Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change.

Tarn has a depth of leadership, systems change and business development experience at both executive and in a variety of non-executive roles in the charity and social care sector. She is a champion of equity, diversity and inclusion with the skills to bring diverse audiences together to achieve shared community outcomes.

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