25th July 2016
The Trustee Board of the Institute of Health Visiting is delighted to announce the appointment of Pamela Goldberg OBE FRSA as the new Chair of the charity, following the retirement of Sally Russell.
Pamela is an experienced charity chair and CEO. After a career as a business analyst and management consultant, Pamela moved to the voluntary sector and, for 16 years, was Chief Executive of Breast Cancer Campaign, a charity funding research and education into breast cancer. Pamela was a frequent speaker on breast cancer, breast cancer issues and other issues affecting women. She also served on the board of the UK International Women’s Forum and was a member of the Human Tissue Authority.
Welcoming the new appointment, Dr Cheryll Adams CBE, Executive Director of the Institute of Health Visiting, said:
“I am delighted that Pamela will be joining the Institute as its Chair. She brings a wealth of experience to the role and joins at a time to help further develop our strategy and partnership working- and continue the great work that Sally Russell began. I look forward to working with Pamela to ensure that the Institute continues from strength to strength, making a real difference to the lives of children, their families and communities.”
Pamela Goldberg OBE FRSA, the new Chair of the Institute of Health Visiting, said:
“In only a few years the Institute of Health Visiting has achieved a reputation for integrity and excellence, and has enhanced the professionalism of health visitors. I look forward to supporting Cheryll and the board to develop this further and ensure that the essential role of the health visitor, at a critical stage in family life, is recognised and valued.”
The Trustee Board would like to thank Sally Russell for all her dedication and hard work over her period as Chair in helping to establish the Institute of Health Visiting, and looks forward to strengthening the Institute, as the professional body for health visitors to improve children’s lives, with Pamela.
For more information please contact: Julie Cooper on 07508 344716 or [email protected]
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Pamela Goldberg OBE FRSA Biography
Pamela Goldberg OBE FRSA has board experience in the not-for-profit and public sector and has worked with boards in the commercial environment. She was Chief Executive of Breast Cancer Campaign from 1995 until 2011, previously having a career as a business analyst and management consultant.
She was responsible for restructuring, redirecting and building the reputation of Breast Cancer Campaign, which became a significant force in the field of breast cancer research in the UK. The charity launched the first national breast cancer tissue bank in 2011.
She was elected and served on the board of International Women’s Forum UK from 2013–2016.
Pamela was a lay member of the General Advisory Committee for Food Standards Agency from 2007-2016 and also a Co-chair to its Consumer Advisory Panel.
Pamela’s experience in the public sector also includes: member of Human Tissue Authority; lay member of MHRA Independent Review Panel for Borderline Products; board member of National Cancer Research Institute; member of Council of the Association of Medical Research Charities, including being Vice-chair from 2000-2004; non-executive director of Barnet Family Health Service Authority; and trustee of Moorfields Eye Charity.
She was awarded the OBE in June 2013 for her services to Breast Cancer Campaign and the General Advisory Committee on Science of the Food Standards Agency.
About the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV)
- The Institute of Health Visiting is a UK Centre of Excellence supporting the development of universally high-quality health visiting practice. It was launched on 28 November 2012 to promote excellence in health visiting practice to benefit all children, families and communities.
- The aim for the iHV is to raise standards in health visiting practice, so improving public health outcomes for all children, families and communities.
- For more information go to ihv.org.uk
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