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Regional Board

The board meets three times each year. If you wish to observe a board meeting or contact a board member, please email

About the board

The board advises and supports the Regional Director in setting and delivering the RCN's priorities in the region. It meets three times a year and its members are elected by the regional membership.

It also advances the RCN's aims and objectives to:

  • promote the art and science of nursing, and the better education and training of nurses
  • promote the advancement of nursing as a profession in all or any of its branches
  • promote the professional standing and interests of members of the nursing profession
  • assist nurses who due to adversity, ill health or otherwise are in need of assistance
Minutes of open sessions of board meetings are available on request by emailing
Board position Name
Chair  Paul Irving 
Vice Chair and RCN Professional Nursing Committee member (ex officio)
Simon Browes
RCN Council member (ex officio) Dee Sissons
RCN Trade Union Committee member (ex officio)  Neil Thompson 
Member Aquiline Chivinge
Member Amanda Eliff
Laura Few
Member Lee Fretwell              
Member  Ian Graham 
Member  David Gwinnell
Member  Helen Inskip
Member David Mathers
Member Sharon Osborne 

Page last updated - 27/06/2019