Our board of directors

The Healthwatch Lancashire board of directors is responsible for the management and governance of the organisation. They use their expertise to ensure that Healthwatch Lancashire is fulfilling its legal and statutory obligations. 

Board meetings of Healthwatch Lancashire Ltd are held in public quarterly on the first Thursday of the month. These take place in venues across Lancashire. For more information please look at our events calendar by clicking here. 

Please click here to view Healthwatch Lancashire board of directors vacancies. 

 

Mike Wedgeworth MBE - ChairmanMike Wedgeworth MBE – Chairman

Mike Wedgeworth MBE, a Canon at Blackburn Cathedral and former Chief Executive of Hyndburn Borough Council, will provide leadership to the Board of Directors of Healthwatch Lancashire.

Mike, pictured right, brings a wealth of third sector experience to the role as the former Independent Chair of Third Sector Lancashire.

Mike said: “I see this role as a follow-on from my work with voluntary, community and faith groups over many years. There are huge changes going on in the National Health Service and in social care, and Healthwatch is a vital route to influencing those changes for the good of the people and communities of Lancashire.”

Mike Wedgeworth was awarded the MBE in 2010 for services to Further Education and the Community of Lancashire.

 

Mike leads the Healthwatch Lancashire board of directors.

Alex Rocke

Alex Rocke

Alex started his career working in the voluntary sector initially as a Youth and Community worker in Northern Ireland and then for Shelter in the North East of England. ... more

Helen Fairweather

Helen Fairweather

Helen has vast experience in the voluntary sector, having managed a number of EU-funded social mobility projects that focused on learning from and sharing good practice with a range of... more

Gail Godson

Gail Godson

Gail trained locally in Lancashire as a nurse, and has more than 35 years of experience in the health care service, primarily within the NHS as a clinician and Senior... more

Paul Howes

Paul Howes

Paul has worked in the voluntary sector since 2008, in roles that included management of community based services, focusing on building individual and community resilience, and business development. More... more

Adrian Leather

Adrian Leather

Adrian has been the Chief Executive of Lancashire Sport Partnership for more than ten years following a career in local government where he held positions in community safety and youth... more

Naz Zaman

Naz Zaman

Naz Zaman has worked in the voluntary sector for the last 12 years in a variety of roles, including as an Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor ,Community Development Officer for Healthy... more

John Fell

John Fell

John is a retired accountant who ran offices in Southport and Lancaster until 2015. He is currently chair of Southport College and is a trustee with particular focus on... more

Davina Hanlon

Davina Hanlon

Davina is a recent Healthwatch Lancashire volunteer and a consultant in Public Health having held a number of public health roles across the NHS in Lancashire and Cheshire and now... more