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Ffyona Dawber

Elected for a first term in May 2022.

Why did you want to become a governor?

As a parent of a child who accesses services at The Tavistock, I believe I can bring a perspective of critical insight into the personal experience of service users and families.

I’ve seen first-hand the challenges of navigating mental health services and I’m aware of issues faced by providers and service users.

What skills and experience do you feel you can bring to the role?

My career has been devoted to working in the healthcare sector. I have extensive board, trustee and governor experience across charities, private companies and public sector.

As a former nurse I have always been focused on the challenges people face accessing and receiving appropriate care, and I use my voice and knowledge to support the rights of those who cannot always speak up for themselves. In my role as governor, I will do all I can to ensure that the board and the Trust are transparent and accountable for communications and interactions with staff, service users and partners.

Do you have any relevant interests (financial, political, or other) to declare?

Member of the Labour party.