Meet your local Healthwatch team members.
Chris Bain – Chief Executive
Chris Bain joined Healthwatch Warwickshire as CE in June 2014. Previously Chief Executive of the UK Council on Deafness and Age UK in Sandwell, Chris was Chair of North Warwickshire Primary Care Trust between 2002 and 2006 and a member of the Board of George Eliot Hospital between 2010 and 2015. Chris has also chaired numerous Mental Health Act Hearings and regional appeals regarding Continuing Health Care.
Chris has a good understanding of the health and social care and integration agendas. He also currently sits on the Boards of two Housing Associations.
Tel: 01926 453964
Karen Higgins – Operations Manager/Deputy CEO
Karen joined Healthwatch Warwickshire in October 2016 as Operations Manager/Deputy CEO, providing support to Chris and the staff team.
Karen is an experienced senior manager, having worked in the public, charity and corporate sectors, with a focus on, and interest in, helping people lead better lives.
More recently she has worked with Benevolent Funds for professional institutions (RICS and ICAEW) building partnerships and focusing on developing and improving engagement with members.
Tel: 01926 453960
Robyn Dorling – PA to Chief Executive/Chair of the Board
Robyn joined Healthwatch Warwickshire as part time Administrative Assistant in May 2014 and has now taken on the role of PA to Chief Executive and Chair of the Board. Robyn’s role as PA is diverse and includes being responsible for Board Administration as well as providing a comprehensive secretarial and administration service to the Chief Executive and Chair across the range of their work for Healthwatch.
Robyn spent much of her life living in London and studied Social Anthropology and Sociology at Goldsmith’s University, before working for Camden and Islington Community Team for Adults with Learning Disabilities. She has in depth knowledge and working experience of learning disabilities, acquired brain injury, mental health problems, autism and diabetes.
Tel: 01926 453964