Elected for three years 2021.
Why do you want to be a governor?
The concept of making a difference attracted me. If I can do it and I have the time available, why not? This is a chance to be influential with no conflict of interest, just common sense. I am sure the role will be interesting whilst nerve-wracking that what is decided can affect so many people. I think Dorset deserves the best, there is an assumption that it's a rich county and doesn't need as much help as other counties, and maybe it doesn't have as much population, with needs, like other counties, but I am sure that's an unfair assumption.
What skills do you feel you could bring to the role?
I have been a councillor for Swanage Town Council and attended meetings and helped shape policies that improved the town. I am a registered occupational therapist with varied experience and have worked in many different settings, I know the challenges and needs. I have been a user of many services, e.g. maternity, GP services, outpatients and I know how it feels if the service lets you down and why that might happen. I have experience running focus groups and asking key questions that stimulate debate and the realisation of compromise.
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