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Community Health Partnerships appoints two new Non-Executive Directors to board

Pete Cornforth and Eric Guillaume have joined the Board of Community Health Partnerships (CHP) as Non-Executive Directors filling existing vacancies. Their appointments are for 3 years.

Catherine Mason, Chair of CHP said: “I am delighted to announce the appointments of Pete and Eric as new Non-Executive Directors. After a rigorous recruitment process, I am confident that they will be able to provide a positive and valuable contribution to CHP moving forwards. Their experience, knowledge and skills will be a real asset to the organisation, and I am very much looking forward to working with them.”

Pete Cornforth brings over 35 years’ experience in the investment and asset management sector. Originally studying Land Management at The University of Reading, he holds a professional membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He has previously held non-executive roles at Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust and One Housing Group, whilst currently undertaking roles at John Whitgift Foundation, Transport for London, The Ormiston Trust and East London NHS Foundation Trust. 

“I am thrilled to be joining the CHP board at a significant time of for the Company. I hope to bring a balance of motivation, energy, skills and experience as a new NED. I very much appreciate the crucial role the NHS estate has to play in enabling system transformation, together with the upcoming challenge that end of current LIFT contracts pose for this core estate. I look forward to working with the Chair and the Board to provide constructive challenge and strategic input, supporting the evolution of a values-led organisation.”

Second appointment, Eric Guillaume, has over 20 years’ experience developing customer led strategies and has delivered major programmes of digital business transformation at board level. He has worked in both the public and private sectors for companies including Grosvenor Group, ITV and AOL as well as UK Parliament, HMRC and the BBC.  A former sociologist, he brings extensive knowledge in behavioural science and its impact on organisational culture and change management. Eric is the first Chair of the Digital Committee at the Energy Saving Trust alongside being a Non-Executive Director for the Notting Hill Genesis Housing Association.

I am elated to be joining the Board of Community Health Partnerships as it continues to drive forward on the delivery of its vision and purpose, supporting the NHS with innovative and sustainable spaces for patient care in a challenging post pandemic context. My approach is consultative and collaborative, I look forward to working with the Board and sharing my experience in customer satisfaction and the often-underestimated impact of culture and the human aspects of change.”

Community Health Partnerships Strategic Aims

We have five key aims which set out our ambition and shape our future plans:

  • Leading the future shape of the care environment for the future, advising on policy as leaders and innovators
  • Working with partners and customers as part of the local integrated systems to provide facilities solutions
  • Delivering sustainable infrastructure, offering safe, flexible, well-used and welcoming spaces
  • Providing value for money to our partners and customers
  • Supporting our people to develop as individuals and as part of the local team

This year’s annual integrated business plan supports the delivery of our Five Year Strategy 2023-28,  which was published in April 2023.

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