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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  Ian Graham 
RCN Council member (ex officio)  Mel Kerr 
RCN Professional Nursing Committee member (ex officio)
Sue Haines
RCN Trade Union Committee member (ex officio)  Sharon Osborne 
Member Aquiline Chivinge
Member Rubby Willings Legbedze
Jackie Riddett
Member  David Gwinnell
Member  Helen Inskip
Member  Natalie Jennings 
Member David Mathers
Member  Samson Mabhurasi 
Member  David Sutcliffe 

Page last updated - 01/06/2022