Our Board

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

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.

The Interim Chair of the Healthwatch Lancashire board is Steve Rigby.

Board meetings

Board meetings of Healthwatch Lancashire Ltd are held in public at our offices in Leyland, on a quarterly basis. 

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. ... /> Since 2001, Alex has worked as an interim manager... more

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 Manager.
In 2012 Gail and her husband opened a... more

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 the finance function of a number of other charities. He is... more

Steve Rigby

Steve trained as a teacher but decided to move into sport and leisure management after University.
He worked in four different North West local authorities and was promoted to Chief Officer in Blackburn with Darwen, leading a team responsible for... more

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 in a Merseyside local authority. The emphasis of Davina’s work... more