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Appointment of five Non-Executive Members


Health Minister Robin Swann has announced the appointment of five Non-Executive Members to the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB).

Dr Theresa Donaldson, Mrs Catherine McCallum, OBE and Mr Norman McKinley commenced their appointments on 1 August 2020; while Dr Nazia Latif and Dr Thomas Moore will commence their appointments on 1 September 2020.

The new appointments were made in accordance with the Code of Practice issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland. They will end on a date not later than 31 March 2022; this period has been determined in line with the anticipated timescale for closure of the HSCB.

The newly appointed members will shadow the existing Board members Stephen Leach, Dr Melissa McCullough and John Mone, who stand down at the end of August.

Paying tribute to them Chief Executive Valerie Watts said: “Having served for more than 10 years each, Stephen, Melissa and John have all made a significant contribution to health and social care during their time on the Board.

“They have played a major role in holding the system to account and in championing new ways of working, carrying out their roles out with the utmost professionalism and commitment and providing real leadership during a period of major change and challenge.”

The Board of the HSCB is made up of five Executive Directors including the Chief Executive, a Non-Executive Chair and seven Non-Executive Directors.

Non-Executive Director profiles:

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Dr Theresa Donaldson

Dr Theresa Donaldson is a Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors. She holds Non- Executive Director roles with NI Probation Board, NI Equality Commission and Eirgrid PLC. She is a member of the Lord Chief Justice Solicitors’ Disciplinary Panel for NI and is a member with NI Appeals Committee for BBC Children in Need. She was Chief Executive of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council (June 2014-September 2018) and Chief Executive of Craigavon Borough Council (2010-2014). Prior to this Theresa held several senior management positions in health and social care and legal services in NI including as Director of Policy and Civil Service Delivery in the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission and Deputy Director NI Guardian Ad Litem Agency.

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Mrs Catherine McCallum, OBE

Mrs Catherine McCallum OBE, is a retired senior civil servant, who held a number of positions throughout her 38 year career. Most of her career was spent in the old Department for Social Development, working in social security, child support services and training. She was Chief Executive of Rivers Agency for a number of years and, in her final years of service, she was Director of Rural Affairs at the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

Catherine is a volunteer with the Society of St Vincent de Paul and is President of her local Conference. She is a graduate of Queen’s University and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Ulster University. She is married with three adult children and two grandchildren. In 2017 Catherine was awarded an OBE for services to Government and the Community.

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Mr Norman McKinley

Mr Norman McKinley has extensive senior leadership experience within the voluntary sector both nationally and locally. His early professional career was in social work and he is currently Executive Director for UK Operations with the British Red Cross. Previously he served as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Trust. Mr McKinley holds Masters’ Degrees in Social Work and Business Administration. He brings a diverse range of experience in governance and in the successful delivery of large-scale transformational change.

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Dr Nazia Latif

Dr Nazia Latif has extensive experience of working on human rights and equality issues in Northern Ireland and internationally. A highly experienced trainer and researcher, Nazia believes in encouraging collaboration between staff and service users to bring positive change in the delivery of public services. She worked for the NI Human Rights Commission for 13 years where she led a number of systemic investigations of international significance, including In Defence of Dignity, an investigation into the human rights of older people in nursing homes. Nazia currently runs Right Practice and specialises in providing practical assistance to organisations to initiate and manage change in order to improve service delivery. Her focus is on helping organisations meet their human rights and equality obligations. Nazia is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast, holds a MA from the University of Durham and a PhD from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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Dr Thomas Moore

Dr Thomas Moore has worked in senior academic and leadership roles in several Universities and Colleges across the UK. Most recently he was the Principal and Chief Executive of Blackburn College in Lancashire. He led the establishment of a Strategic Alliance engaging with a range of stakeholders to support NHS workforce reforms.

In Wales, he was the Senior Officer at the Welsh Regulatory Body responsible for the Regulation of Nursing and Midwifery; and was subsequently the Academic Provost and Executive Dean for Health and Social Care at Glyndwr University.

In Scotland, Dr Moore was the Principal and Chief Executive of Perth College, part of the Federated University of the Highlands and Islands. He led Perth College through Regionalisation of the FE Sector and the significant changes which resulted. He was the FE Sector representative on the QAA Committee for Scotland. Dr Moore started his career as a nurse in Northern Ireland.