Andrew started his career with West Midlands Regional Health Authority as a trainee engineer. He went on to complete a BEng Honours degree in environmental building services and became a chartered engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering & Estate Management.
His career has spanned the public and private sectors and included time with a number of engineering design consultancies. Most recently he was a director at the Couch Perry and Wilkes Partnership with responsibility for an engineering design business unit and general management. His key area of expertise is engineering design in healthcare.
Andy joined our board in October 2014.
Prof Jon Glasby
Jon is a qualified social worker by background and Head of the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham. Prior to this he was Director of the University’s Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) for seven years, where he specialised in joint work between health and social care and was involved in regular policy analysis and advice. He has recently served as a Non-Executive Director of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and, from 2003 to 2009, was the Secretary of State’s representative on the board of the UK Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). He sits on the Executive Group of Birmingham Health Partners, and was recently appointed as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the Royal Society of Arts and the National School for Social Care Research.
Jackie offers the Trust over 30 years of professional services experience, 11 as a KPMG partner, for clients in PLCs and private equity across a varied range of sectors both in the private and public sector. She has advised a wide range of Boards on tax, structuring, strategy, risk management and governance including operational restructuring and dispute mitigation. Combines commercial, accounting, auditing and tax background with Boardroom experience to offer constructive challenge and strategic advice, including challenge around what business will look like in the future and how to maximise potential. She also advises clients and teams in many industries, including: retail, manufacturing, automotive, property, not for profit, public sector and transport. Jackie is passionate about supporting her local community and has been involved with a number of schools and charities in the area and is committed to bringing people together to build capacity and opportunity.
Dr Mike Kinski
Mike is an experienced senior businessman who has worked in a range of business sectors in both the UK and overseas, which have been of considerable scale and complexity. He brings extensive Human Resources experience having led and operated in organisations both within the public and private sectors. He has led major change programmes across the organisations that he has worked in and has played a key role in transforming the workplace. Mike was Chair of the Advisory Group for the Government Task Force on Work Force Development, a member of the TUC Partnership Institute Advisory Board and is a Past President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He brings strong commercial acumen and well developed experience of managing multiple stakeholders andagendas and has considerable experience as a NED and Chair.
Karen started her career with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), initially as a law clerk then as a prosecutor and finally as a senior policy adviser. She subsequently moved to the Criminal Cases Review Commission, first as director of casework before becoming chief executive and accountable officer in 2012. She sits part-time as a judge of the Social Entitlement Chamber. She has a BA Honours in sociology, an LLB Honours in law, an MSc in criminal justice studies and is a practising barrister. She joined the board in October 2014.
Professor Michael Sheppard
After an early career as a clinical academic in South Africa, Michael received MBChB (Honours) and PhD degrees from the University of Cape Town. He was elected Founder Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 1998.
Michael took up a lectureship at the University of Birmingham where he remained until 2013 becoming Professor of Medicine and then headed up the Division of Medical Sciences whilst also building his academic endocrine practice. Michael served most recently as Provost and Vice Principal and Dean of Medicine at the University of Birmingham.
Michael had a major clinical service commitment at University Hospital Birmingham, with an international reputation in pituitary and thyroid disease, publishing more than 250 papers. He has been a member of and chaired a number of UK and international committees and endocrine societies as well as roles at THE Royal College of Physicians, Medical Research Council and WHO. He was president of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland, and holds Honorary Professorship at University of Birmingham. Michael was previously a Non-executive Director (NED) at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and University Hospitals Birmingham, and along with being is a NED at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, he is also currently Chair of the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network Board.
Mehrunnisa has a diverse background having worked for a range of public sector organisations from local Government to the prison service. She started her career working with older people and Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) communities experiencing mental health difficulties. She has more currently been director of inclusion for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) leading on consumer affairs, corporate complaints and equality, diversity and inclusion.
Mehrunnisa has also held a number of non-executive positions in the health and voluntary sector including as a Lay member on the Leicestershire, Northampton and Rutland Strategic Health Authority, a four year term as Independent Lay Member of the Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and was a member of the East Midlands ACCEA.
Mehrunnisa is a Lay Member on the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP) Fitness to Practice Panel and works as a consultant providing a range of organisational transformation and development services.
Mehrunnisa has a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Studies, an MA in Health and Community Development and a JNC Qualification in Youth and Community Work.