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Our governing body meets bi-monthly in public. Everyone is welcome to attend and observe the meeting.

Each time the governing body meets we publish the agenda and papers for the meetings. You can read governing body papers and agendas here.

We publish the future dates of our Governing Body Meetings in the events section of this website.

Our governing body has an ongoing role to review our governance, making sure that we continue to reflect the principles that we work towards. 

Meet the governing body:

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Angie Clegg, registered nurse

Angie qualified as a nurse at St James Hospital in Leeds in 1984. Since then she has worked as a nurse, clinical leader, consultant nurse, lecturer, senior manager and director in Leeds, Bradford and Airedale. She has been awarded a BSc in Health Studies from Leeds Metropolitan University, and an MSc in Leadership and Advanced Practice from her studies at Bradford University. As a nurse leader Angie’s research, publications and area of expertise includes innovations in intermediate care, out of hospital care, advanced practice, clinical leadership and quality.


Bryan Millar, lay member (finance)

Bryan retired as chief executive of Bradford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on 31 August 2014, having worked in the NHS since 1977 in a variety of roles within Yorkshire and the North East of England. After occupying a number of posts at District and Regional Health Authorities, he joined Northgate and Prudhoe NHS Trust becoming their Director of Finance and Performance Management in 1993.

He became Director of Finance at Bradford Community Health NHS Trust in 1999 before moving to Bradford South and West PCT where he was Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive. Bryan joined the Foundation Trust in October 2005. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

In addition to his former role as Chief Executive of Bradford Teaching Hospitals, Bryan was also a Board member of Health Education England, Yorkshire and the Humber (and Chair of its Finance, Governance and Risk Committee), Chair of the Local Comprehensive Research Network Partnership Group, and Director of Medipex (an intellectual property company and NHS innovation hub).

David Richardson, lay member (patient and public involvement).

David brings a wealth of strategic partnership and NHS experience to the governing body: providing an independent view of the work of the CCG and overseeing one of its key areas – making sure that local people’s views and ideas are heard by the CCG, to make a difference to how local services are planned.

As a former senior police officer for over 30 years, David retired from West Yorkshire Police in 2004 and then acted as an advisor to Government Office for Yorkshire & Humberside, in connection with the improvement of performance, governance and the partnership working arrangements relating to community safety, crime, disorder, drugs and alcohol.

David also became the non-executive independent chair of Bradford and Airedale Community Solutions Ltd, which was created to improve healthcare facilities. In 2005, he became chairman of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, a post he held for nine years.

David also chaired the Trust’s council of governors, which represents and listens to the views of 50,000 public and patient members including hospital staff and partner organisations.

Between 2005 and 2012, David was chief executive of Bradford Breakthrough Ltd, the senior business leaders’ networking and advocacy partnership. He is currently a director of the property business Martin & Co in Leeds.

Dr Andy Withers, clinical chair

Andy completed his vocational training in Bradford before joining his practice in Allerton in 1986. He is involved in South & West Bradford Primary Care Group, as chair of lead clinicians. He became a member of the Local Medical Committee in the mid-1990s and was chair of the LMC for five years before becoming CCG chair, having previously served as vice chair of the South &West Bradford Commissioning Alliance and a member of the GP Commissioning Executive. He has been a GP trainer since 2006 and a firm advocate of quality general practice.

Dr Anita Parkin, director of public health

Dr Anita Parkin has been Director of Public Health in Bradford since 2007, a partnership role between the NHS and local authority. She joined Bradford Primary Care Trust as Director of Public Health, from Medway Council. Anita provides public health leadership and advice to Bradford council and the CCGs in Bradford.

She has led the transition from PCT to local government of a coherent specialist public health service, leading and supporting programmes to improve health and wellbeing, reduce inequalities and promote social inclusion. She ensures effective arrangements for health protection and population screening programmes are in place.

Prior to working as director, Anita has had a long association with the public system England, for over 20 years, in a range of senior public health positions. These have included roles as Deputy Director of the South East Public Health Observatory, Head of Information and Performance at Wiltshire Health Authority; and other public health roles in Doncaster and Derbyshire.

Dr Louise Clarke, GP member

Dr Louise Clarke has been a GP in Bradford since 2010. Prior to that, she completed her GP training in Bradford and did various hospital rotations across West Yorkshire.

She has a particular interest in child health and is a clinical board member for Bradford Districts CCG. Louise is also a clinical specialty lead for children and young people, and a named doctor for safeguarding children and holds both of these posts across the three local CCGs.

Dr Perviz Iqbal, secondary care consultant

Perviz has held a number of leadership roles including the chair of the medical committee at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. As the clinical cancer lead for the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospital NHS Trust, Perviz has been dealing with local and central commissioners for cancer services, as well as being a member of the team involved in discussion with local commissioners on how to deliver gynaecology services more effectively in both primary and secondary care.

Helen Hirst, accountable officer

Helen became the accountable officer for the three CCGs in the Bradford District and Craven – Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, Bradford City and Bradford Districts – in October 2016 having previously been in the same role for Bradford City and Districts CCGs since their establishment in 2013.  In the last few years Helen has also undertaken interim roles with NHS England (director of CCG development) and with the Vale of York CCG (accountable officer).  Helen has worked in Bradford since 1992 and was the deputy chief executive of the former Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT.  In 2010 Helen took a two year secondment with the Department of Health as programme director for primary care commissioning as part of the NHS Commissioning Board establishment team.

Helen spends her time outside of work with her family and a varied assortment of animals.  She’s married with an 11 year old daughter and 27 year old step daughter.

Julie Lawreniuk, chief finance officer and deputy chief officer

Julie is a qualified accountant who has worked in the NHS since 1991.  During this time, she has worked in a number of senior finance roles across West Yorkshire including more recently joint chief finance officer for Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield CCGs and executive director of finance and efficiency for NHS Calderdale.

Julie is married and lives in Bradford, she has two grown up daughters and is a passionate supporter of Bradford City football club.

Richard Wilkinson, lay member (governance)

Richard’s career has been spent in education and, during 36 years at Tong High School, he progressed from probationary teacher to assistant head teacher. He also has wide and varied board and governance experience, notably with the West Yorkshire Aimhigher Area Partnership, an education partnership organisation, and Leeds Trinity University. Richard is also chair of the compliance and scrutiny committee for Accent Housing.

The register of interests for our board members can found within our publication scheme