Our Chair: Jane Mordue
As well as being the Chair of Healthwatch England Committee, Jane is an independent member of the Board of the Care Quality Commission.
Jane was formerly Deputy Chair of Citizens Advice, having worked within the Citizens Advice service since 2000 when she became Chairman of the Buckingham Winslow and District CAB.
Jane was also Vice Chair of the Gangmasters' Licensing Authority and a Chartered Director and Fellow of the Institute of Directors. Her previous career included 15 years at the University of London, four years as Secretary General at the Law Society, as well as four years as Chair of Thames Valley Strategic Health Authority.
Jenny Baker OBE
Chair of Healthwatch Bucks, Jenny recently retired as Chief Executive of Brain Tumour UK, a leading national charity supporting and speaking out for people affected by brain tumours and their families. Previously Jenny worked for the National Trust including as its national lead on volunteering, community engagement and diversity.
Jenny is currently a Trustee of Community Impact Bucks and senior advisor to the International Brain Tumour Alliance supporting global patient advocacy groups and has previously served on national Boards including Volunteering England and the Churches Conservation Trust.
In 2005 Jenny was awarded an OBE in recognition of her services to the heritage and environment sectors and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Andrew is Director of the UK Branch of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and has a background working in policy and communications.
A strong believer in the value of collaboration, Andrew has played a major role in the establishment of the Making Every Adult Matter (MEAM) Coalition, the Campaign to End Loneliness and is a founder director of Social Innovation Exchange (SIX) and founding council member of Collaborate CIC. He is a director of the Forces in Mind Trust and previously served as chair of DV8 Physical Theatre, group chair of People Can, and a trustee of Addaction among other roles.
John was social affairs editor of the Guardian retiring in 2009 after 36 years’ service and is now a freelance writer. As a Guardian staff writer since 1973, John worked as a reporter and editor across many sectors, including business, politics and education.
In addition to being given the Freedom of Information Award for a successful legal action in the European Court against official secrecy at the EU Council of Ministers, John has been also recognised by the BMA as medical journalist of the year.
In 2012/13 John was a member of Dame Fiona Caldicott's Information Governance Review was Deputy Chair of the Care Quality Commission’s National Information Governance Committee and he is a member of the panel of the National Data Guardian for Health and Care.
Deborah is the Chair of Healthwatch Enfield. An economist by background, Deborah has expertise in areas including finance, regulation, governance, strategy and communications.
Deborah has also been a Non-Executive Director on the boards of NHS North Central London Primary Care Trusts until 2013, serving on the Audit Committees and also reviewing the development of Clinical Commissioning Groups. She serves on Employment Tribunals, judging employment disputes, and chairs Fitness to Practise Panels for the Health and Care Professions Council, hearing complaints against individual health and social care professionals.
Liz Sayce OBE
Liz is Chief Executive of Disability Rights UK and a member of the Social Security Advisory Committee. Liz has a background in disability and mental health policy, with previous roles including Director of Policy and Communications at the Disability Rights Commission and Policy Director of Mind. Liz was awarded an OBE in 2008 in recognition of services to disabled people.
She has led an independent review on disabled people's employment, a formal investigation into health inequalities experienced by disabled people and a 'disability agenda', setting new policy directions in disability rights. Liz has published widely on mental health, disability and social inclusion, including From Psychiatric Patient to Citizen Revisited (Palgrave Macmillan 2016). Liz is also a Trustee of the Equality and Diversity Forum.
Chair of Healthwatch Cumbria. Helen’s background is in education. Since taking early retirement she spent eight years as a CountyCouncillor, sitting on several Scrutiny Committees. This gave her a sound knowledge of the structures and procedures of political life. Helen was a Non Executive Director on the Board of North Cumbria Primary Care Trust where she chaired the Patient Advice and Liaison Service steering group as well as the Patient and Public Involvement Steering group.
Helen has, for many years, been a volunteer with a variety of organisations, including Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service where she was chair, Cumbria CVS as Vice Chair and many school governing bodies including The Richard Rose Academies’ School Improvement Board.