Appointed 1 February 2016
Vice Chair of the Board
Charitable Funds Committee (Chair)
Finance and Planning Committee (Vice Chair)
Ernie has a broad general management career starting in the commercial sector, with senior roles in Retail Financial Services; Human Resources; IT and large scale Strategic Change. 8 years ago he switched to the not for profit / charity sector specialising in governance; creating high performing leadership teams and successful collaboration between organisations. He is a consultant at Cass Business School's Centre for Charity Effectiveness in London where work includes helping clients delivering mental health services and social care provision. He also teaches on their MSc programme on the "Managing People & Quality" module.
Upon joining AWP's Board as Associate Non-Executive Director, Ernie commented that "the current economic environment means the reconfiguration and recalibration of health service provision between public, private and charitable sectors is increasingly necessary. Significant improvements for service users are possible but it needs hard work and significant investment in building trust and developing & integrating the best each has to offer. Within and outside of AWP, I hope to help". Ernie became a full non-executive director on 1 September 2016.
Ernie lives in Bath and works locally with many charities. With daughters aged 8 to 32 plus grandchildren – there's never a dull moment!