Non-executive board member, IPO

Kevin Orford


Kevin Orford has held executive, non‐executive and trustee positions on NHS and charity boards for over 20 years. He has recently been a trustee Board Member and Finance Committee Member of Stonewall Equality Ltd and a trustee Board member and Finance Committee member of the National Council for Palliative Care. His last NHS roles were Lay Member for Governance (Audit and Risk Committee Chair) at Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Chief Executive of the East Midlands Strategic Health Authority.

Non-executive board member, IPO

The role of our Steering Board is to advise Ministers, through our Director General, on our strategies and performance (including targets) as set out in our Corporate Plan. It also provides guidance from a commercial standpoint on our operation and development across a range of issues.

During the last 12 months, the Steering Board has provided advice and guidance on a wide range of topics, such as our Corporate Plan, Agency Targets, Intellectual Property Policy, Accounts and Risk Management.

The Steering Board meets six times a year.

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