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Joy Warmington appointed Vice Chair of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Published: 01/06/2016


Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Joy Warmington as its Vice Chair with effect from 1 June 2016.

Joy has extensive experience of the public and voluntary sectors and is Chief Executive Officer of BRAP, the national human rights and equalities charity, which she has successfully guided to its cutting edge position where it is nationally recognised for its innovative research and strategies. She has also written and co-authored numerous books, articles and reports on subjects as diverse as implementing organisational change, improving public sector engagement practice, and using human rights to improve service delivery.

Joy, who joined the Trust as an Associate Non-Executive Director in January 2012 and has been a Non-Executive Director since April 2013, said:

“I'm really looking forward to supporting both the Trust Chair and the Board in this new role. I believe passionately in the work of our Trust and the opportunities that we can realise to improve mental health and wellbeing in the future.”

Sue Davis, Chair of the Trust, said:

“We are delighted to have appointed Joy to the role of Vice Chair.  In the four years she has been with the Trust, Joy has drawn on the invaluable experience and insight she has gained from working with NHS trusts and other organisations, to provide guidance on issues such as service development, equality and human rights, regeneration and education. I look forward to working closely with Joy as we develop our Trust’s ambitious future strategy for mental health care in Birmingham and Solihull.”

Joy takes over the reins as Vice Chair from Barry Henley, who was thanked at the May Board meeting for his contribution and support in this role over the past year.

Joy Warmington