Meet Our Governors - Bridlington
Clive has lived in Burton Agnes, near Bridlington for 8 years, since he took early retirement. He started his working life by training as an accountant and subsequently moved on to take a degree in computing science, both of which qualifications have enabled him to have a wide and varied business career.
Clive worked in the service and distribution industry for many years in a number of diverse roles, latterly at Board level. In the final part of his career, he worked for the Department of Health, initially in policy areas including the National Tariff.
He then moved to a Senior Business Manager role in one of the largest directorates within the department and his responsibilities included forward planning, governance, human resources and finance.Since moving to the area he has become involved in the community through the Village Sports Association and the Bowls Club, both of which he chairs.
He is also a member of Bridlington U3A, having served as vice chair for 3 years. His background in the private sector and in central government, together with an enquiring, open mind and a determined commitment help to serve the community in the role of Public Governor for the Bridlington area.
Pat has worked within the NHS for 35 years. Having trained at Halifax Royal Infirmary, West Yorkshire and once qualified she joined the QARNNS as she wished to travel.
Leaving the Armed Forces after 4 years service, she moved to the South to continue with her career. A change in direction led her into community nursing where she completed her conversion to RGN 1st level, gained a diploma in Professional Practice, and then obtained a Degree Hons in Specialist Practice District Nursing, becoming a district nursing sister and later the manager of a ‘virtual ward’.
Pat retired and moved North again with her husband and has lived in Bridlington since 2012. Having time on her hands she decided to seek employment within York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, working at Bridlington Hospital for 18 months on the elective orthopaedic ward.
The Council of Governors consists of public governors and staff governors who have all been elected by their constituencies. It also includes nominated representatives from the Local Authority, University and other partnership organisations. You can find out more about the role of our governors here.
The report on the results of the 2016 governor elections is available here.