is an independent director representing the voluntary and community sector. He
has worked in leadership roles in the local charity sector for over 20 years;
working in drug and alcohol, mental health, and youth services.
career he’s worked in care homes in Australia and a refugee camp in India,
lectured in dual diagnosis at the UEA, chaired social welfare advice
partnerships, worked with thinktanks and ministers on national health strategy
and cofounded an education charity about the history of drug use.
In whatever role he has, Dan is strongly committed to values of professionalism and social justice.
Dan is the chief executive of MAP, the local youth charity. He oversees advice, mental health, and youth work services. He is the elected chair of the VCSE Forum for Children and Young People from which he represents the sector on the Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Partnership. Over the years Dan has worked closely with the NHS and is a strong advocate of partnerships between local health care services and charities. He believes one of the best ways to improve health is to offer as much as possible within people’s community and ensure they have a say over how services are delivered. Dan is chair of the national charity Youth Access. He also coaches senior managers, working locally, and nationally with the King’s Fund.
Dan has two teenage daughters who he describes as “the best people ever”. With what little time he does have to relax after work he’ll probably be found strumming a guitar or playing blues piano, wondering if he’ll ever make it big.
His daughters have their doubts.