Chris' career has been in education as a primary school teacher, head teacher for 21 years, Local Authority School Adviser, Director of an inner city Education Action Zone and finally as a self employed Education Consultant.
For the last ten years Chris has increasingly become involved in voluntary work. He was a volunteer at Solihull Contact Centre until it closed last year. He has been a Police Custody Visitor for many years and an Appropriate Adult for vulnerable adults in police custody. Friends of Solihull Station is another of Chris' interests and he serves as Treasurer for this organisation. They organise litter picks every fortnight and have installed planters and tend to them on the station platform.
He said: "I have a strong social conscience and believe in the value of volunteering and communities working together. Healthwatch is an important element of the checks and balances that holds Health and Social Care to account and I am privileged to play a small part in that process."
Bev Willett | Board Member
David Wallis | Board Member
Peter Brown | Board Member
Tony Green | Board Member
Tony Green used to say he has three degrees and some professional qualifications and was director of this and that, but now he has much more fun being blissfully retired and meddling in multiple unpaid patient representative roles.
These include, but are not limited to: chairing Solihull Patient Participation Groups Network, being deputy chair of Monkspath Patient Participation Group (the largest in Solihull); and serving on Solihull Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment steering group, Solihull CCG’s Patient Voice Panel, the Structured Education for Diabetics Task & Finish Group, and, of course, the Solihull Healthwatch Advisory Board.