Cathy Elliott

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cathy is the Designate Chair of West Yorkshire’s Integrated Care Board, taking on the role in December 2021. Cathy also has a Ministerial appointment with the Department for Transport as the independent Chair of a funding programme for the Government’s High Speed 2 (HS2) project.

Cathy is a social policy, philanthropy and social economic investment advisor, and has worked with a range of not-for-profit organisations, particularly the national Power to Change Trust and the international Savannah Wisdom Foundation.

Cathy’s previous experience includes: Non-Executive Director (NED) for Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust in the Greater Manchester ICS; Chief Executive of Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside, alongside being a trustee of the national UK Community Foundations (2009 – 2016); and interim Chief Executive of the national Cohesion and Integration Network charity, working with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, in 2018/19.

Cathy is a Senior International Fellow of the City University of New York’s Centre on Philanthropy & Civil Society; a Clore Social Leadership Fellow; a post-graduate of Bayes Business School; and a graduate of the University of Manchester.

Twitter: @MargotElliott