New Governing Body Lay Members Join Camden Clinical Commissioning Group

New Governing Body Lay Members Join Camden Clinical Commissioning Group

Camden CCG is pleased to confirm the appointment of two new Lay Members to our Governing Body, Richard Strang and Baroness Glenys Thornton, joining current Lay Member and CCG Vice Chair Kathy Elliott.

In her new role, Baroness Thornton will Chair the CCG Remuneration Committee and sit on the Audit Committee, Quality and Safety Committee, and Integrated Commissioning Committee. Glenys will also be CCG Governing Body sponsor for our Equality and Diversity programme, be a member of the Individual Funding Request Panel and attend the Camden Health and Wellbeing Board. 

Glenys has been a member of the House of Lords since 1998, including Junior Health Minister from 2008/10 and Shadow Health Minister from 2010/2012. Following this, Glenys held the position of Shadow Equalities Minister until 2015. She is also Chair of the Advisory Committee to the Healthcare and Assistive Technology Society (HATS). Glenys has lived in Camden since 2007.

Richard Strang will Chair the CCG Audit Committee, plus sit on the Finance and Performance Committee and the Remuneration Committee. Richard will also be a member of the Individual Funding Request Panel and will act as the CCG’s Conflict of Interest Guardian.

Richard was a non-executive director of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust for seven years and was Deputy Chair of the Board, Chair of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Business Development and Investment Committee. He was an adviser to the Board of the Devon Partnership NHS Trust and attended meetings of the Board and several Committees. Richard is a Chartered Accountant and spent seven years with KPMG.  During his career in the City he advised UK and globally companies in many industries on mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

Kathy Elliott joined Camden CCG’s Governing Body as a Lay Member in October 2015 and was recently also appointed to the position of Vice Chair (working alongside Dr Kevin Ritchie, Clinical Vice Chair). Kathy Chairs the Procurement Committee and represents Camden CCG on the North Central London (NCL) Primary Care Committee-in-Common and NCL Joint Committee. She is also Governing Body sponsor for primary care and patient and public engagement.

Kathy has previously worked at strategic and operational levels as an NHS and Public Health professional delivering national, regional and local public services. Kathy lives in Camden and is an active member of the Caversham Practice Patient Participation Group (PPG).

Sarah Mansuralli, Chief Operating Officer, said, "We are delighted to welcome Richard and Glenys, to join Kathy Elliot as our Governing Body Lay Members. We are privileged to have three such high calibre Lay Members, bringing a range of expertise to our Governing Body that will be a huge benefit. I look forward to working closely with them."