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.

Starts 13 December 2018.