Martin Green OBE

Chief Executive, Care England. Martin Green has had an extensive career in NGO development, both in the UK and internationally, and is Chief Executive of Care England, the largest representative body for independent social care services in the UK. He is also Chair of the International Longevity Centre, a Trustee of Independent Age, Vice President of The Care Workers Charity, and a Champion of The National Aids Trust. In 2013 he was appointed Visiting Professor of Social Care to Buckinghamshire New University. In 2012, in his role as Department of Health Independent Sector Dementia Champion, he led the development of the Dementia Care and Support Compact for The Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia. In 2008 he was named care personality of the year and was awarded an OBE for Services to Social Care in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. In 2019 he was presented with the Health Investor Outstanding Contribution award. Martin Green writes and broadcasts extensively on social care issues and is on the Editorial Board of Community Care Market News and Care Talk magazine.

Iain MacBeath

Strategic Director, Health and Wellbeing. Iain MacBeath is Strategic Director of Health and Wellbeing for Bradford Metropolitan District Council. He has responsibility for adult social care, public health and is a system partner in the Bradford Integrated Care Partnership. Prior to this Iain was Director of Adult Care Services for Hertfordshire County Council. Iain started work as a civil servant for the Benefits Agency (as was). He then worked for Social Services in his home town of Barnsley in both Children's and Adult's Services. After moving to Hertfordshire in 1999, he spent five years working for the Probation Service, returned to Social Services for the London Borough of Barnet and became Assistant Director of Adult Care Services for Hertfordshire in 2008. He became Director in 2013. Iain is a Trustee of the national Association of Directors of Adult Social Services as Honorary Treasurer and is Network Chair for Care Commissioning in the Yorkshire & Humber regional branch.

Ian James

Care and Health Improvement Adviser Digital. I have 35 years in public service and my particular passions are for citizen and community empowerment and working collectively across public services. I’ve spent the last 15 years developing joint leadership at various levels between local government and the NHS. I believe that the role of public services is to work with citizens and communities to improve people’s lives. I am the LGA’s Care and Health Improvement Adviser (CHIA) for Digital and Leadership Development; currently supporting NHSx as Deputy Chair of the Joining Up Care programme From October 2016 to October 2019 I was the LGA’s CHIA for the West Midlands Region. I was DASS and Director for Communities and Adult Social Care at Solihull Council from 2012 to 2016; before that Director of Joint Commissioning for Staffordshire County Council in partnership with 2 PCT’s from 2007 to 2012. I have a wide ranging local government career, initially qualifying as a Social Worker in 1985, then worked in Welfare Rights, initially in Nottinghamshire before spending 14 years with Clwyd and Wrexham Councils in North Wales in a variety of roles across Housing, Social Services and Youth Justice. I moved to the West Midlands in 2002 and spent 5 years as Head of Community Initiatives at Birmingham City Council leading the council’s Neighbourhood Advice, Community Development and Neighbourhood Renewal services. I was Chair of West Midlands Association of Directors of Adult Social Services from 2013 to 2016 and a member of the ADASS National Executive.

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