GGI National NHS NED Development Programme: Peer to Peer Weekly Meeting with Evelyn Asante-Mensah OBE | 21 January 2022

Date: 21 January 2022

Time: 10:00 - 11:00am

Location: Zoom Conference Call

As part of its mission to promote good governance, GGI will host these facilitated, weekly virtual meetings to give NHS non-executive directors an opportunity to share their concerns, challenges and ideas as we rethink the future of health and social care. The goal is to collectively think about the role NEDs play as part of the controlling mind of their organisations, to discuss immediate safeguarding issues and to ensure we all learn from this experience to assure better outcomes for citizens in the future. If you would like to join this meeting, please email


Host: Professor Andrew Corbett-Nolan, Chief Executive, Good Governance Institute

Chair: Dr Usman Khan, GGI Special Advisor, Good Governance Institute

In Conversation with: Evelyn Asante-Mensah OBE, Chair, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

‘Resilient Board Leadership in times of Covid: Insight and Learning from the Front Line’

  • The importance of trust and trusting relationships
  • Effective communication during periods of challenge
  • Team building - remotely
  • Shaping compassionate leadership
  • Culture and the development of Board resilience

About Evelyn

Evelyn joined Pennine Care in November 2017, having worked at a senior level in health, education and housing, as well as the voluntary and community sectors, for over 25 years.

During this time Evelyn has contributed to the development and implementation of policy at local, regional and national level. She currently sits on the national NHS Confederation Mental Health Network board.

Among her notable roles, Evelyn was chair of Central Manchester Primary Care Trust and then NHS Manchester over a 12 year period, also holding a board-level role at Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust.

Evelyn is passionate about tackling inequalities in health and social care and promoting equality and diversity. She is a member of the NHS Confederation Black Leadership Network and was previously a Commissioner on the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

She is also co-chair of the BAME Advisory Group (NHS North West), alongside Bill McCarthy, executive regional director for the NHS North West.

Evelyn was awarded an OBE in 2006 for services to ethnic minorities in the field of health.


This meeting is by invitation and is open to all NHS Non-Executives Directors, Chairs and Associate Non-Executive Directors of NHS Providers. Others may attend by special invitation.

For further details, comments, questions and suggestions please contact:

Point of contact: Eleanor Leigh

Events & Communications Officer

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