New non-executive director for the Trust


South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which provides a range of community, mental health and learning disability services to people in Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new non-executive director.

Julie Fox, a Barnsley resident for over 30 years, brings with her a wealth of experience from her long career in the probation service. Julie is currently the Assistant Chief Inspector of HM Inspectorate of Probation, a position she has held since 2006, and responsible for the Inspection of Youth Offending across 158 Youth Offending Teams (YOT) in England and Wales.

Before this, Julie was an Inspector for HM Inspectorate of Probation for two years and held various roles with the South Yorkshire Probation Service over a 20-year period including Assistant Chief Officer and Senior Probation Officer. Julie has also been a teacher, a youth worker and since 2002, a secondary school governor. She gained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in 2003.

Julie, who will serve a three year term on the Trust Board, said, “I’m very pleased to have been appointed by the Trust. I am confident that my public sector experience, and in particular my background in criminal justice, will help me make a valuable contribution and I am very much looking forward to working with my fellow non-executive directors and executive directors to lead the organisation and shape its future."

Trust chair Joyce Catterick said, “We are delighted to welcome Julie to the Trust and are certain that her strengths in the public sector field will complement and enhance the balance of skills and professional backgrounds at Board level."

The appointment was made by the Trust’s Members’ Council and was overseen by the Appointments Commission which is dedicated to non-executive recruitment in the public sector and responsible for nearly two thirds of all ministerial appointments to public bodies.

Julie will receive the standard non-executive director remuneration of £12,500 per annum.

New non-executive director for the Trust

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