Meet the board

Meet your local Healthwatch Board Members.

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Peter Gordon -Board Director and Chair

Peter is a non executive director and consultant with particular expertise in strategy, change management and marketing gained in a variety of sectors, markets and cultures.

Following a successful business career, Peter has for some years focused his efforts... more

Jason Davies - Director and Vice-chair

Jason worked for over 20 years in The City as an infrastructure and finance lawyer and as a partner in a leading law firm, working on +60 large projects in sectors such as hospitals, care homes, schools, social housing, police... more

Lynne Omar - Independent Non-Executive Director

Lynne worked for 18 years as a Therapeutic Radiographer delivering radiotherapy treatment as well as being involved in research and clinical trials, in several London Hospitals. She then worked for 5 years as part of a research team within the... more

Deborah Mechaneck- Board Director

Deborah is an MBA with over 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical, medical aesthetic, medical devices and health related not-for-profit sectors. She has worked for companies such as Glaxo Wellcome, Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Deborah’s career has included management... more

Richard Davy - Board Director appointed by Surrey Independent Living Council (SILC)

Richard Davy has been involved in health and social care for 30 years. In this time he has worked for a number of local authorities and voluntary sector organisations including generic social work teams, support services and residential care. He... more

Laurence Oates -Board Director appointed by Citizens Advice Surrey (CAS)

Laurence’s professional career was spent mainly as a lawyer in Government service. Between 1999 and 2006 he was appointed the Official Solicitor to the Supreme Court, in which role he represented in legal proceedings people without the mental capacity to... more

Tacye Connolly - Board Director

Tacye has worked for over 30 years in healthcare regulatory affairs assisting pharmaceutical and medical devices companies with developing and gaining approval for new products.

For over twenty years she was director and owner of the regulatory consultancy,... more

John Bateson- Board Director

John started work as a manager in the National Health Service over twenty years ago, and since then has led a wide variety of projects working to improve healthcare services, supporting and learning from patients and their families. He also... more

Andrea Lecky - Board Director

Andrea has a broad background in health and social care, beginning her career in the National Health Service
as a registered nurse (RGN). She has extensive experience of working across various departments; Accident
& Emergency, Orthopaedics, Trauma, General and Surgical... more

Don McIntosh - Board Director

Don is a graduate qualified chartered civil engineer whose engineering career included projects in Sudan, Bolivia and the UK.

Moving from engineering Don developed a commercial career across a range of sectors including manpower services, direct marketing, Internet... more

Maria Millwood - Board Director

Maria has over 35 years working within the public sector operating at Board level across Local Government and NHS Clinical Commissioning Group. She is passionate about the quality of health and care of people within Surrey and making sure... more