Skills for Health Announces New Chair Appointment

Skills for Health has announced that Jeremy Newman has been appointed as the new Chair of Skills for Health and Justice and will take over from Chris Hannah on the 1st April.

John Rogers, Chief Executive of Skills for Health and Justice commented on the new appointment, welcoming Newman to this important and prestigious role.

“We are absolutely delighted that Jeremy has been appointed as our new Chair at such an exciting time of growth for our organisation; when our influence and value is being recognised more and more by employers.”

Rogers also took the time to outline the qualities that Newman will bring to the position.

“Jeremy brings a wealth of experience from his previous roles as Chair of the Audit Commission, a council member of the Open University and, in particular, Jeremy’s 33 years as a Managing Partner at BDO and latterly as Global CEO of BDO. He will provide very strong Board leadership as we pursue our strategic aims and purpose.”

Speaking of his new role, Newman expressed his excitement about having the opportunity to improve workforce performance and well-being in the healthcare system.

“It’s a real pleasure to be joining such an important organisation as Skills for Health and Justice, who play a vital role in helping employers make effective use of their workforce to improve and sustain important public services. In such difficult financial times, improved utilisation of the workforce is the key differentiator for successful organisations.”

The new appointee also expressed the value for Skills for Health and Justice as an organisation.

“Skills for Health and Justice are a highly professional, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the strategic and operational improvement of the organisations with whom they work. I am thoroughly looking forward to picking up the reins as Chairman and working with the Executive Team and my fellow Board members in continuing to grow the impact of the organisation.”

Skills for Health and Justice is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the development of an improved and sustainable Justice and Community Safety sector workforce across the UK.

The organisation was established in 2004 as the Sector Skills Council for the Justice and Community Safety sector.

Skills for Health and Justice is involved with developing tools and services as well as inform policy and standards, focusing on supporting employers in delivering workforce-related provision.


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