Appointment of new Chair


We are delighted to welcome Cheryl Coppell OBE as our new independent Chair, bringing with her a wealth of local government knowledge.

As a local Authority Chief Executive for over 20 years, Cheryl offers a unique addition to the Partnership, strengthening our leadership team during an ambitious period of delivery and service improvement.

Cheryl will start with the Partnership today (Monday 17 September) after the current Chair, Dr Andy Mitchell, steps down from the role. As the Partnership’s first Chair, Dr Mitchell played a key role in developing a strong foundation, bringing together leaders from across health and social care to work alongside each other with the common aim of improving the health of the people of south-west London.

In her previous roles, both as a chief executive and as Chair of Barking, Havering and Redbridge Independent Care Coalition, Cheryl has gained considerable experience of health and social care integration.

Since her retirement from full-time employment she has continued to champion closer working between NHS organisations and local authorities, working part-time for the Local Government Association as a Health and Social Care Adviser and a Better care Fund Adviser.

Cheryl also has considerable experience of children’s services having chaired the London Safeguarding Children Board for 5 years.

Cheryl is a Trustee of the Centre for Ageing Better, a Government “What Works” centre for ageing. She chairs their Partnership and programmes Committee.

Cheryl has been a Non-Executive Director of The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since mid-2017.

She is the chair of Maidenhead and Windsor Citizens Advice.