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Register of interests

Our board is responsible for overseeing Social Work England’s regulatory functions.

Board members' register of interests

Last updated: 6 January 2022

On appointment, board members are asked to officially declare their interests concerning any connections they may have with people or entities, other than Social Work England, in order to ensure their decisions made on behalf of our organisation are fair, independent and not in conflict with any other interests. This information is held on the board’s register of interests along with any related party transactions.

The register of interests is updated as material changes occur and reviewed at least annually. To ensure that our board members remain in an optimal position to manage any real or perceived conflict, it is standard practice for the chair to ask for board members to declare any potential conflicts at the start of each board and sub-committee meetings.

Professor The Lord Patel of Bradford OBE

Re-appointment and length of term: 19 March 2021 to 18 March 2024 - Appointment and length of term: 19 March 2018 to 18 March 2021

Organisation in which interest exists Nature of interest
Organisation in which interest exists Independent Health Providers Network Nature of interest Chair
Organisation in which interest exists The Population Health Improvement Stakeholder Advisory Group, Department of Health and Social Care Nature of interest Member
Organisation in which interest exists British Board of Film Classification Nature of interest Vice President
Organisation in which interest exists Royal Society for Public Health Nature of interest President
Organisation in which interest exists Indian Business Group Nature of interest Chairman
Organisation in which interest exists KYA GLOBAL Ltd Nature of interest Director
Organisation in which interest exists Breaking Barriers Innovations Nature of interest Chairman
Organisation in which interest exists The Global Policy Institute at Queen Mary London University Nature of interest Senior Advisor
Organisation in which interest exists Community Innovations Enterprise LLP Nature of interest Chair and Director
Organisation in which interest exists Mental Health First Aid England Nature of interest Patron
Organisation in which interest exists Advisory Board of the India Sustainability Centre, Oxford Somerville College Nature of interest Member
Organisation in which interest exists The India Centre, Southampton University Nature of interest Patron
Organisation in which interest exists The Asian Sports Foundation Nature of interest President
Organisation in which interest exists New Era Foundation Nature of interest Member and Trustee
Organisation in which interest exists The Tutu Foundation UK Nature of interest Ambassador
Organisation in which interest exists Sharing Voices Nature of interest Patron
Organisation in which interest exists The Bridge Project Nature of interest Patron
Organisation in which interest exists Bradford Courts Chaplaincy Service Nature of interest Hon President
Organisation in which interest exists Westminster Social Policy Forum Nature of interest Patron
Organisation in which interest exists Westminster Health Forum Nature of interest Patron
Organisation in which interest exists Equity Partnership Nature of interest Patron
Organisation in which interest exists Bradford Cyrenians Nature of interest Patron
Organisation in which interest exists Rethink Your Mind Nature of interest Patron
Organisation in which interest exists Awazz Mental Health Care Nature of interest Patron
Organisation in which interest exists Engage Communities CIC Nature of interest Patron
Organisation in which interest exists Royal Society for Public Health UK Nature of interest Professorial Fellow
Organisation in which interest exists The Institute of Mental Health Nottingham Nature of interest Professorial Fellow
Organisation in which interest exists Advisory Board Institute for Dementia, University of Salford Nature of interest Member
Organisation in which interest exists Cygnet Healthcare Nature of interest Senior Independent Director
Organisation in which interest exists Park Play Nature of interest Board Member
Organisation in which interest exists DCMS Sports Winter Survival Package Group Nature of interest Independent Member
Organisation in which interest exists Aerobic Technologies Limited Nature of interest Director
Organisation in which interest exists Yorkshire County Cricket Club Nature of interest Chair

Dr Adi Cooper OBE

Appointment and length of term: 4 October 2021 – 3 October 2024

Organisation in which interest exists Nature of interest
Organisation in which interest exists Safeguarding Adults Board, City and Hackney Council Nature of interest Chair
Organisation in which interest exists Safeguarding Adults Board, Haringey Council Nature of interest Chair
Organisation in which interest exists Private consultant Nature of interest Safeguarding
Organisation in which interest exists Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Adults Social Services Nature of interest Care and health improvement adviser for London
Organisation in which interest exists Social Work School, University of East Anglia Nature of interest Civil partner is head of the school
Organisation in which interest exists Social Work England Nature of interest Registrant
Organisation in which interest exists University of Bedfordshire Nature of interest Honorary Visiting Professor
Organisation in which interest exists Kings College London Nature of interest Advisory group member - safeguarding, homelessness and self-neglect research project led by Michelle Cornes
Organisation in which interest exists University of Sussex, Innovate Project Nature of interest Advisory forum member - safeguarding children, including transitional safeguarding, led by Michele Lefevre
Organisation in which interest exists University of Bristol Nature of interest Safeguarding adults consultancy
Organisation in which interest exists University of East Anglia Nature of interest Safeguarding adults consultancy
Organisation in which interest exists University of Bristol, National Institute for Health Research - funded research project Nature of interest Chair of study steering committee - research informed decision making in adult social care, led by Geraldine MacDonald
Organisation in which interest exists University of Sussex, funded by National Institute for Health Research funded research project Nature of interest Consultant for self-neglect research led by David Orr

Ann Harris OBE CPFA

Re-appointment and length of term: 19 July 2022 to 18 July 2025 - Appointment and length of term: 19 July 2019 to 18 July 2022

Organisation in which interest exists Nature of interest
Organisation in which interest exists Infrastructure and Projects Authority, Cabinet Office Nature of interest High Risk Project Review Team Leader
Organisation in which interest exists Money and Pensions Service Nature of interest Non-executive Director
Organisation in which interest exists Defence Business Services Nature of interest Non-executive Director

Jonathan Gorvin

Re-appointment and length of term: 10 August 2021 to 9 August 2024 - Appointment and length of term: 10 August 2018 to 9 August 2021

Organisation in which interest exists Nature of interest
Organisation in which interest exists Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Nature of interest Director of Policy – The Profession
Organisation in which interest exists Science Council Nature of interest Trustee
Organisation in which interest exists Good Governance Institute Nature of interest Faculty

Mark Lam

Re-appointment and length of term: 11 January 2022 – 10 January 2024 - Appointment and length of term: 11 January 2019 to 10 January 2022

Organisation in which interest exists Nature of interest
Organisation in which interest exists East London NHS Foundation Trust Nature of interest Chair
Organisation in which interest exists Openreach Limited, owned by BT Group plc Nature of interest Former Chief Technology and Information Officer
Organisation in which interest exists Private business consultant Organisation in which interest exists Private business consultant
Organisation in which interest exists Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust Nature of interest Group Chair
Organisation in which interest exists UCL Partners Limited Nature of interest Director
Organisation in which interest exists UCL Health Alliance Nature of interest Vice Chair
Organisation in which interest exists Hastings International Piano Competition Nature of interest Trustee
Organisation in which interest exists North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust Nature of interest Chair

Dr Andrew McCulloch

Appointed deputy chair: 1 January 2022 - Re-appointment and length of term: 10 August 2021 to 09 August 2023 - Appointment and length of term: 10 August 2018 to 9 August 2021

Organisation in which interest exists Nature of interest
Organisation in which interest exists GMC Services International Nature of interest Chair of Board
Organisation in which interest exists Healthwatch England Nature of interest National Committee Member
Organisation in which interest exists McCulloch and Muijen Associates Nature of interest Principal
Organisation in which interest exists Family Action Nature of interest Vice Patron
Organisation in which interest exists Healthy Minds: Calderdale Wellbeing Nature of interest Patron
Organisation in which interest exists Healthier Lives, Emerald Open Research 2021, Emerald Publishing Nature of interest Gateway Advisor
Organisation in which interest exists m-LAH (student-led mental health programme) Nature of interest Mental Health Policy Advisor

Dr Sue Ross

Appointment and length of term: 4 October 2021 – 3 October 2024

Organisation in which interest exists Nature of interest
Organisation in which interest exists Solihull Safeguarding Adults Board Nature of interest Chair
Organisation in which interest exists Scottish Borders Council Public Protection Committee Nature of interest Chair
Organisation in which interest exists Bon Accord Care Nature of interest Non-executive director
Organisation in which interest exists Affinity Trust Nature of interest Board member
Organisation in which interest exists Football Association Nature of interest Safeguarding Review panel member
Organisation in which interest exists Social Work England Nature of interest Registrant
Organisation in which interest exists Scottish Care Alliance Nature of interest Member
Organisation in which interest exists Society of Local Authority Chief Executives Nature of interest Associate member
Organisation in which interest exists Bournemouth University Nature of interest Visiting lecturer
Organisation in which interest exists Solace Associates on behalf of West Midlands Combined Authority Nature of interest Safeguarding investigator

Colum Conway, CEO

Date of Appointment: 1 September 2018

Organisation in which interest exists Nature of interest
Organisation in which interest exists Inspire Wellbeing Nature of interest Trustee and Director
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