SCIE media releases 2010

Trust in us: New board members for the Social Care Institute for Excellence

4 January 2010

SCIE is delighted to announce the appointment of three new trustees to its board. They came out on top of a high-quality field of candidates. They are:

The role of trustee is important because members work with the Chair to set the overall direction for SCIE and to assist in strategic planning and work programmes. SCIE's board is responsible for the overall governance of the organisation.

SCIE Chair Allan Bowman says:

Our new trustees start at a really challenging time for social care. The emphasis needs to be on providing quality social care and support, whilst embracing and encouraging services that provide value-for-money. We welcome the new trustees to SCIE and hope that they make a significant contribution to promoting good practice.

Allan Bowman would also like to thank the outgoing board members whose terms are now complete. Professor Peter Beresford, Professor Jon Glasby, and Terry Philpot all served on the board for at least six years.

Dr Louise Brown is based at the University of Bath. Louise says:

I am delighted to be joining the Board at SCIE. I have spent the last 15 years helping to build the knowledge base around good practice and I hope that the skills and experience I can bring as an academic and researcher to the Board will prove a useful contribution to the work at SCIE.

Sukhvinder Kaur-Stubbs is Chair of Volunteering England. Sukhvinder says:

I'm delighted to join SCIE. It has a first-class reputation for identifying emerging need and for empowering users. Over the next few years, social care sectors will be under immense pressure and I look forward to working with SCIE to help innovate and improve services.

Steph Palmerone is Director of Strategic Initiatives at Grove Investments. Steph says:

I am looking forward to making my contribution to the ongoing development and delivery of high quality social care including best value. There will be many challenges for board members in the new year and I would want to support SCIE staff and stakeholders in any way possible.

The three new board members take up their posts in the New Year.

Media contact

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