Partnership Governor and Appointed Governors
Healthwatch Gloucestershire: Dr Claire Feehily
Claire Feehily joined the Council of Governors as an Appointed Governor in May 2014 in her capacity as Chair of Healthwatch Gloucestershire, which is a particular responsibility to work with health and care partners to ensure that the public and patient point of view is represented.
Mrs Feehily is a qualified accountant and has worked in a range of health, social care and housing organisations. She currently teaches at the University of Bath.
Mrs Feehily is particularly interested in the care culture within organisations, enjoys listening to patients and staff and working with them to devise improvements to how care is organised.
Re-Appointed 2016 - 3 year term of office
Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group: Mr Colin Greaves
After a full career in the military, Colin worked in corporate governance in the education sector and was an Independent Member of the Gloucestershire Police Authority, where, amongst his other duties, he was a member of the Audit Committee. He moved to his current role as Lay Member for Governance and Audit Chair for Gloucestershire CCG in 2013.
A former Chair of the performing arts-based charity Arts in Rural Gloucestershire, Colin maintains a keen interest in the arts.
One Appointed Governor Vacancy
Local Authority: Councillor Brian Oosthuysen
Cllr Oosthuysen was born and brought up in South Africa before coming to England and launching a career in teaching. Now retired, Cllr Oosthuysen plays a very active role in community life. He has been chair of governors of a primary school and a secondary school and also chaired Rodborough Parish Council. He was chair of the Gloucestershire School Organisation committee, chair of SACRE (Standing Advisory Committee on Religious Education) and also chair of Positive Justice, Gloucestershire. He is also one of the founders of Stroud Foodbank and is chair of the friends of Beresfod House, a domestic violence refuge.
Cllr Oosthuysen has been a county councillor since 2005 and has been chair of the overview and management committee in the council, as well as being on the planning committee and the home to schools appeals committee. He is also the shadow to the Cabinet member for children and families. Between 2005 and 2013 he served on the Health Scrutiny committee.
Re-Appointed 2016: 3 year term of office