Paul NewmanFollowing a thorough recruitment process, the Nominations and Remuneration Committee of the Council of Deans of Health have appointed: a chair, six member trustees, and six independent trustees to the board.

Paul Newman, Chief Executive of Greensleeves Care, has been appointed as one of the six independent Trustees. In addition to this appointment, Paul also holds a number of non-executive roles in the care sector. He is Chairman of the UK Committee on Ageing Societies at BSI (British Standards Institution) and Vice Chairman of King’s College Hospital Charity in London.

The Board of Trustees will contribute to the overall strategic direction of the Council including setting the Council’s strategy and overseeing the development and implementation of a business plan to support that strategy. The Board will also be responsible for ensuring the charity’s financial sustainability and compliance with legal requirements.

The Council of Deans of Health represents the UK’s university faculties engaged in education and research for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. At any one time the Council’s members will be educating around 100,000 future and registered health professionals.

Paul Newman said of his appointment: “I am delighted to be appointed to the board of this new charity. With integration between health and social care increasing, it’s important future healthcare professionals have a clear understanding of the rewarding careers and development opportunities available within our growing and vibrant sector. I look forward to working with the new board to ensure the voice of UK university faculties is heard.”