Non-executive Board member

Dean Fathers

Professor Dean Fathers DL

Dean is Chair of the Quality Committee and is an active member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee at the PHSO.

He has over 20 years of experience chairing NHS organisations in primary, acute, mental health and community provider bodies as well as commissioning organisations. He has also been on the Board of NHS Providers, was Vice Chair of the NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network and held appointments on the WRES, Leadership and Talent Academy Boards within the NHS. 

Since leaving the NHS he has maintained his portfolio career. He sits on the Midlands Engine Health Board, the Greater Lincolnshire LEP Board, (where he chairs the Health and Care Enterprise Committee), is a Governor of Portland College and has several commercial health related roles. In addition Dean sits as a Lay Member on the Academy of Healthcare Science Regulatory Board, chairs both the Centre for Organisational Resilience and the International Institute for Rural Healthcare at the University of Lincoln, where he is also a Professor of Resilience, and holds Honorary Visiting Professor appointments with the University of Nottingham and the Institute of Mental Health.