Beatrice Fraenkel

Non-Executive Director, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Trustee, Design Council



Beatrice is an industrial designer and ergonomist specialising in systems and designs that meet the needs of recipients and end users. She uses this approach in chairing, building and developing successful boards based on strong governance and delivering good outcomes.

Beatrice also works at a local, regional and national level in economic and physical regeneration, specialising in delivering social and economic improvements, working with local communities and a range of public, private and third sector partners. She has recently been appointed a member of the High Street Task Force and has chaired several successful regeneration bodies.

Beatrice has a strong regulatory background, having been a non-executive director of the Standards Board for England, chair of the Architects Registration Board, and a CQC lead on the ‘well led’ domain as part of developing the revised well led approach.

As chair of Mersey Care NHS FT, from 2008 to 2022, Beatrice was heavily involved in cross-sector place-making in Cheshire and Merseyside. She is also a trustee of NHS Providers and a member of the NHS Confederation mental health board. Other board positions include being a trustee of the Design Council, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Twitter: @BFraenkel

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