The board

Lord Patel of Bradford

Lord Patel of Bradford

Lord Patel is Chair of Social Work England. A qualified Social Worker, he worked in inner city Bradford and then established a number of Third Sector agencies working with those misusing drugs and those with mental health problems; later moving to academia working with a number of universities.

Jonathan Gorvin

Jonathan Gorvin

Jonathan Gorvin is Head of Regulatory Policy and Development at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a Trustee of the Science Council. He has worked in policy and strategy globally across several professional and regulatory bodies. As Head of Regulatory Affairs at the Press Recognition Panel, he developed the regulatory framework for recognising press self-regulators following the Leveson Inquiry.

Dr Helen Phillips

Dr Helen Phillips

Dr Helen Phillips is Chair of the Board of the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; and Chair of the Legal Services Board. She was the founding Chief Executive of Natural England, establishing the organisation as a new environmental regulator. She has strategic and operational experience across a range of bodies.

Dr Andrew McCulloch

Dr Andrew McCulloch

Dr Andrew McCulloch is the Chair of GMC Services International, a Board Member of Healthwatch England and a freelance consultant in health and social care and international development. He was previously Chief Executive of the Picker Institute Europe and prior to joining Picker, Andrew was Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation. Andrew’s partner is a Social Worker.

Baroness Tyler of Enfield

Baroness Tyler of Enfield

Baroness Tyler of Enfield (Claire Tyler) has recently stepped down as Chair of the Board at the Children and Families Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), the largest employer of social workers in the country. Previously, Claire was CEO of the national charity Relate and a senior civil servant at the Department for Education.