Community Integrated Care is proud to announce the appointment of Dame Joan Stringer as the Chair of its Board of Trustees.
Community Integrated Care is one of Britain’s biggest social and health care charities supporting over 5000 people with learning disabilities, mental health concerns, autism and age-related needs – such as dementia. The charity was founded 26 years ago and in 2013/14 had a turnover of £100 million.
Dame Joan Stringer is nationally recognised as one of Britain’s leading public sector figures. She retired as the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University in 2013, after more than 10 years in post.
In 2001, Dame Joan was awarded a CBE for Services to Higher Education and she was made a DBE in 2009 for Services to Local and National Higher Education. She has held a number of senior public appointment’s with esteemed organisations such as the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland, Grampian Health Board and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
She currently chairs Edinburgh’s Festival City Theatres Trust, is a member of the Board of the National Theatre of Scotland, and is a Council member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Institute of Directors. In 2011, she was named Public Sector Leader of the Year at the Scottish Leadership Awards.