Beatrice is an industrial design engineer and ergonomist with years of experience in design thinking. She has chaired a range of local, regional and national public sector Boards concerned with delivering regeneration based on design quality. She set up ‘Places Matter’ the NW design review panel and was the City of Liverpool Design Champion.
She is the past Chair of the Architects Registration Board, the profession’s UK regulator. Beatrice is heavily involved in the health sector first as Chair of a Primary Care Trust and now as Chair of Mersey Care NHS FT ( a community and mental Health Trust employing over 7,000 staff) She is a member of NHS Providers mental health board which helps develop national policy thinking.
She is a CQC special advisor on governance and a Design Council Built environment expert. Beatrice is passionate about how design thinking has the proven ability transform quality of outcome, drive forward innovation and achieve economic benefits – and also how to learn from mistakes! Beatrice is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Beatrice chairs the Stewardship Committee.