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Healthwatch Stockton-on-Tees welcomes Peter Smith as new Executive Board Chair as Anne Sykes steps down


Anne Sykes, the chair of Healthwatch Stockton-on-Tees Executive Board has announced her difficult decision to step down from the role. The decision will allow her more time to devote to her much-needed work as the Chief Executive of Age UK Teesside. 

Anne highlighted how much she has enjoyed the role as Chair and working with such a great team. She thanked the Healthwatch Stockton-on- Tees team for the support she has received.

Healthwatch Stockton-on-Tees, which managed by the Pioneering Care Partnership, would like to thank Anne for all her hard work, support and commitment over the years and wish her the very best for the future.

Natasha Judge, Project Lead for Healthwatch Stockton-on-Tees, said: “I would like to thank Anne for everything that she has done in helping to support and develop Healthwatch Stockton-on-Tees. Her knowledge and expertise will be very much missed, and we wish her well in all that she does in the future.

"We also would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new Chair, Peter Smith.”

Peter, former Vice Chair, has now taken over as Chair while Anne will remain as a Board member. Peter said: “In my time with Healthwatch Stockton-on-Tees, it was a real pleasure to work with Anne and the wealth of expertise, knowledge and support that she brought has been greatly appreciated. 

“I am very much looking forward to continuing the excellent work undertaken by the Board and the Healthwatch Stockton-on-Tees team, as we navigate our way through these difficult and challenging times.”

Our congratulations go to Peter and you can find out more about him and the experience he brings to the role HERE.



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