Appointed Governors

Clinical Commissioning Group governors

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Local authority governors

Brian Ford, Appointed Governor - Swindon Borough Council

Brian FordAppointed 24 November 2016

Brian is now retired but previously he ran his own independent financial advisory company

He has lived in Wroughton for 39 years but comes originally from Marlborough.

He served on Wroughton Parish Council for eight years and has been a Wroughton Borough Councillor for the last 31 years.

He has served on nearly every committee of Swindon Borough Council and was Mayor in 1998/1999.

After being deputy leader of the Borough Council he served for 12 years on the Police Authority as Vice Chairman and is presently the Cabinet Member for Adult Health & Social Care.

Brian is an enthusiastic if not skilled golf player, likes good wine and enjoys travel - especially to Spain.

David Halik, Appointed Governor - Wiltshire Council

Davidhalik120Elected Councillor since 2008 currently as:

  • Wiltshire County Councillor for Trowbridge Grove Division
  • Trowbridge Town Councillor for Trowbridge Drynham Ward.

David has been working within the social care area for over four years now as a support worker, supporting adults with a learning disability in their own homes and in their local community.

Prior to his current roles, he worked 10 years with the department of works and pensions at various Wiltshire locations, of which five years were within the pension service dealing with pensions, benefits and retirement information, and the other five years within Jobcentre Plus helping people unemployed or unable to work due to health.

Outside of work, he's been involved in various community and voluntary roles promoting a healthy lifestyle, as well as being involved in various local charities.

As governor, he wants to further improve partnership links and the joined up approach to better health care.

Other partnership governors

Douglas Looman, Appointed Governor - Prospect Hospice

Douglaslooman120Douglas recently retired from the Ministry of Defence where he was a Programme and Project manager.

He has been a Trustee of the Prospect Hospice since 2013 where he is currently Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee which is developing new models of governance and assurance.

He is particularly keen on ensuring coherence between the various agencies involved in palliative and end of life care.

Rachel Skittrall, Appointed Governor - Oxford Brookes University

Rachel has throughout her career been committed to high quality practice and practice education.

Rachel's career in healthcare started 28 years ago, having qualified as a podiatrist from the London Foot Hospital, followed by a Master's degree in microbiology at the University of London.

The past 24 years have been spent within higher education, teaching across a range of pre-registration nursing and podiatry programmes, with main interests based in the biological sciences.

Rachel's current role is programme lead for nursing in Swindon, within the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery, at Oxford Brookes University.

Rachel leads and manages education provision for undergraduate nursing programmes and the Foundation degree in Health and social care, a partnership with Swindon College.

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