Brenda joined Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust as a Non-Executive Director (designate) in June 2013. A trained nurse, she worked in the NHS for 25 years until 2003 when she was appointed as an Independent member of Hertfordshire Police Authority. She remained on the Authority until its abolition in 2012.
She was Chair of the Standards Committee of Hertsmere Borough Council 2005 – 2011.
Brenda is a member of St Bartholomew’s Hospital League of Nurses. She sits on the local committees for both Peace Hospice Care Watford and the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund. In February 2016 Brenda was elected as Foundation Master of The Guild of Nurses in the City of London. Brenda is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Company of Nurses Charitable Trust. She is an Associate Member of the College of Policing and acts as an Assessor for senior selection, promotion, graduate and direct entry candidates.
Brenda is a member of the Strategy & Resources, Audit, Partnership & Engagement and Charitable Funds Committees. She leads on the Board for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and for Frailty.
Period of Appointment:
01/06/13 - 31/05/15 and extended in 2015 to 31/05/17 (Honorary Contract)
Re appointed 01/06/17 – 30/11/17
Re appointed 1/12/17 – 30/05/19
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