Kate joined Cornwall Council in January 2016 as Chief Executive from the London Borough of Barnet where she had been working for the last 10 years.
With a background in people services, having been both Director of Adult Social Services and Director of Children’s Services, Kate is passionate about improving the life chances of more disadvantaged groups through economic growth and development and through empowering communities and families to be more involved in the delivery of public services.
Kate is married with two children, one studying town planning and the other studying at Truro College in Cornwall.
Kevin Baber joined Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust as Chief Operating Officer in April 2013.
Originally qualifying as a nurse in 1986, Kevin has 29 years of healthcare experience and was previously Managing Director of Community Health Services for NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. Kevin also has extensive experience in private healthcare having been General Manager at the Bournemouth Nuffield Hospital, a large independent hospital in the Nuffield Health Group.
Helen is the newly appointed Strategic Director of Adult Social Care and Health to lead work joining up services so people get the health and care services they need.
Helen joins Cornwall Council from Lambeth Council where she worked for the past 15 years. She held a variety of roles at Lambeth, most recently in 2013 as Strategic Director for Adult Social Care and Health, working in partnership with health colleagues, to drive forward an innovative health and care integration agenda. Prior to that, Helen worked at Hampshire County Council and had a variety of roles in the NHS in the North West of England.
Iain grew up in Cornwall and has been a GP since 1997, working the majority of that time in the county.
Iain and his family are foster carers and he dedicates his spare time to the Friends of Urambo and Mwanhala charity supporting projects in Tanzania.
Phil joined Cornwall Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust in 2010 as Chief Executive.
Cllr Adrian Davis is the lead member for adults.
Trevor joined Cornwall Council in May 2010 and has been a Chief Officer in local government for nearly 20 years and has been a Director of Social Services, Director of Children Services and Director of Children and Adult Services. He has a strong record of service improvement in three councils: South Tyneside Council, Northumberland County Council and Cornwall Council.
In addition to his Cornwall role, Trevor is currently the Children’s Non-Executive Commissioner for Worcestershire County Council and Surrey County Council.
Trevor began his career as a social worker first in West Sussex and then East Sussex County Council. He was a manager in East Sussex Social Services before working for a time in the Chief Executive’s office. His first job in senior management was as Assistant Director Adults, Northumberland County Council and then Assistant Director Children’s for the same council.
He was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire and educated at St Albans School and Kent and Nottingham Universities.
Amanda is the South regional lead for the commissioning of health services or facilities for people in prison.
Cllr Sally Hawken is the portfolio holder for children and wellbeing.
Jessica started her NHS career in 1992 on the National Management Training Scheme Programme and was posted to the Children’s Hospital in Plymouth.
In 2004 she joined the South West Strategic Health Authority and was the Performance Manager for Somerset, Devon and Dorset as well as taking the lead on strategic programmes of work across the south west including stroke services and child health until 2012 when she joined SWASFT as a Director to lead the Acquisition of Great Western Ambulance Service. In 2013 she became the Director of Planning and Performance responsible for negotiating the A&E contract and managing the Trusts relationships with Clinical Commissioning Groups and regulatory bodies. Throughout this period Jessica has worked closely with Operations and as part of this co-produced the A&E Operating Plan.
Since 1 October 2017, Jessica is the Acting Executive Director for Operations responsible for all frontline services including A&E, the Clinical Hubs and Urgent Care.
Dr Katz is a Partner at Penryn Surgery and has been with them for nearly 22 years.
Thomas joined the Trust in January 2017 having most recently been Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where he played an instrumental role in the Trust’s acquisition of West Middlesex University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Tracey is the Programme Director for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Health and Care Partnership, Cornwall’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.
She spent her early career in general practice management, and has worked in a range of NHS organisations, held a senior position in a Strategic Health Authority and managed an effective multi-agency, countywide Health Action Zone, leading to demonstrable change and health benefit.
In 2012 she was seconded to NHS England as key assessor to a number of first and second wave Clinical Commissioning Groups seeking authorisation. She has extensive experience of managing and enabling organisational and strategic change, and developing innovative approaches to strong and embedded governance arrangements. She has managed a range of high priority and challenging scenarios. Work she led on equality issues, strategic communications and stakeholder relations secured regional and national awards. She has sat on a number of national and regional groups, supporting the development of strategy and policy.
Tracey has a Masters in health care (contemporary issues), and is a graduate from the Common Purpose programme. She also has two years’ experience working as a healthcare lecturer.
Theo is the Chief Executive of the Council of the Isles of Scilly.
Mairi has been a non-executive director since 2014. She has a background in social work, psychology and leadership and has held senior positions in local government and is a former Council Chief Executive Officer.
Peter Merrin has been a partner at Perranporth Surgery since 1996 – and was in fact a trainee there prior to becoming a partner – so his entire General Practice career has been in the one location.
Jackie joined NHS Kernow from North Derbyshire CCG where she was Chief Accountable Officer since 2012.
In 2006, she was asked to chair the national NHS steering group for Primary Care Commissioning (PCC) and became a non-director member of PCC Community Interest Company (CIC). Following the merger of the six Derbyshire PCTs that year, Jackie became Assistant Director at NHS Derbyshire County with responsibility for primary care commissioning, urgent care, out of hours and what was then called ‘practice based commissioning’. A career highlight was winning the NHS East Midlands Leadership Academy leader of the year award in November 2013.
Christina is the Director of the NHS South West Leadership Academy and responsible for shaping leadership development interventions at a national and regional level.
Karl joined RCHT in July 2010, coming from a similar role at NHS Leicester County and Rutland – one of the largest Primary Care Trusts in the country.
As Chief Executive, Amanda leads Healthwatch Cornwall in delivering its mission to ensure the public’s voice is heard and acted on.
Amanda has 25 years experience in the third sector and is passionate about the difference charities and not for profits can make to local communities and wider society.
When not working you will find her breathing in sea air, enjoying country walks with the family dogs, or involved in some family activity with children and grandchildren.
Barbara was appointed as Chair in August 2015.