Dame Joan Stringer appointed as chair of Community Integrated Care
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Dame Joan Stringer has been appointed as chair of the board of trustees of national social care charity Community Integrated Care.
Dame Joan is nationally recognised as one of Britain’s leading public sector figures. She retired as the principal and vice-chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University in 2013, after more than 10 years in post. She has held a number of senior public appointment’s with organisations such as the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland, Grampian Health Board and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
She currently chairs Edinburgh’s Festival City Theatres Trust, is a member of the Board of the National Theatre of Scotland, and is a Council member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Institute of Directors. In 2011, she was named public sector leader of the year at the Scottish Leadership Awards.
Her appointment comes during the second year of Community Integrated Care’s five year strategy, which has the vision of it becoming The UK’s Leading health and social care charity by 2017. This has seen the charity commit to a major programme of organisational development, change and investment, with the aim of maximising its impact on society.
Dame Joan replaces Simon Attwell, the former director of finance at the University of Salford, who has stepped down as the chair of the organisation after serving a five year tenure in the role.