Our Board

The Board of Healthwatch Lancashire comprises Non-Executive Directors who are responsible for ensuring effective governance of the organisation and strategic direction.

Mike Wedgeworth MBE - Chairman

Our Chair, since September 2015, is Mike Wedgeworth MBE, a Canon at Blackburn Cathedral and former Chief Executive of Hyndburn Borough Council, has held the role of Chair to the Board of Directors of Healthwatch Lancashire.

Healthwatch Lancashire board members and members of the Senior Management Team sit as non voting members on the governing bodies of six Clinical Commissioning Groups in the catchment area of Lancashire County Council.

In addition, our Non-Executive Directors represent Healthwatch Lancashire at a variety of meetings and forums.

Board meetings

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. 

Below are the minutes from Healthwatch Lancashire’s previous board meetings: 

Minutes of the Healthwatch Lancashire Board meeting – 6th April 2017

Minutes of the Healthwatch Lancashire Board meeting – 5th January 2017

Minutes of the Healthwatch Lancashire Board meeting – 22nd September 2016

Minutes of the Healthwatch Lancashire Board meeting – 1st June 2016

Minutes of the Healthwatch Lancashire Board meeting – 23rd March 2016 

Minutes of the Healthwatch Lancashire Board meeting – 7th January 2016

Minutes of the Healthwatch Lancashire Board meeting – Thursday 27th August 2015


Members of the board

As of the 31st March 2016, the Non-Executive Directors on our board are:

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