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About us

Our governors

About us

Our governors

About us

Our governors

About us

Our governors

Gillian Sharpe

Elected governor - public

"I believe I have a continuing contribution to make to the work of this renowned, highly dedicated and quite extraordinary institution. Initially, it took me some time to begin to feel useful when I was first elected three years ago but over time with training, site visits, committee meetings and governor-led events, I have come to feel part of it all.

"I attended the Involvement Group from early days, and remain interested in the greater participation of the public in mental health services. I am now on the membership and involvement working group, and I am in favour of governors playing a more active role in the mental health and public services lobby. I have recently joined the Nominations Committee, which is currently involved in the appointing of new non-executive directors. I attend the Mental Health Law Committee as an observer, and I have enjoyed the governor-led seminars. (I wrote the report on the last one which was published in the members’ diary.) Prior to this I worked for five years as an associate hospital manager, mainly at the Bethlem, conducting hearings and undertaking ward inspections.

"Before retirement I was Head of English in a Croydon school, and I served as a magistrate on the local bench for nine years. I live with my civil partner of 27 years, and have two daughters and four grandchildren."

 

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