Our board

Skills for Care's Chair Dame Moira Gibb Our Chair Dame Moira Gibb

Our board is employer led with 60% of members being employers in the adult social care sector.

The board meets four times a year to make strategic decisions about the charity.

Members have four main duties.

  1. Safeguard and promote the values and mission of Skills for Care.
  2. Determine the strategy and structure of Skills for Care.
  3. Ensure Skills for Care operates in an effective, responsible and accountable manner.
  4. Ensure the effective functioning of Skills for Care’s board.

Board members

Our board members are:

  • Dame Moira Gibb DBE - Chair
  • Neil Taylor - Vice Chair - Director of Community Services, Jewish Care
  • Helen Wilcox MBE - Executive Director, Woodford Homecare
  • Louise Bladen - Director, Home Affairs value for money audit at UK National Audit Office
  • Des Kelly OBE - Retired, formerly Executive Director of the National Care Forum
  • Dr Mahiben Maruthappu - CEO of Cera
  • Mark Lever - Chief Executive, National Autistic Society
  • Mandy Thorn MBE - Managing Director of Marches Care Holdings Ltd
  • Samantha Jones - Director for the New Care Models National Programme, NHS England
  • Sue Bott CBE - Deputy Chief Executive of Disability Rights UK
  • Sue McMillan - Retired, formerly Deputy Chief Inspector, Care Quality Commission
  • Paul Snell - CEO of Walsingham Support
  • Munira Thobani - Independent executive coach and organisational development consultant
  • Rachael Wardell, Corporate Director - Communities, West Berkshire Council

Board briefings