Julie Dent CBE
Julie Dent CBE was Chief Executive of South West London Strategic Health Authority until 1 July 2006. She left the NHS in March 2007 after 22 years to take up a new portfolio career including being Chair of the London Probation Board from April 2007 to March 2012.
She became Chair of Torbay NHS Care Trust in December 2009, and since March 2013 has been Chair of Devon Partnership NHS Trust.
Prior to this she established her own consultancy/coaching company coaching chief executives, chairs and directors in the NHS. She has worked extensively across London and the South East with clinical commissioning group leaders, and in the past year has coached senior leaders in the third sector.
She is a trustee of the School Food Trust and the Children’s Food Trust. She is Chair of User Voice, a ground-breaking charity for offenders.
Julie was awarded the CBE in 2005, after the London bombings, for services to the NHS.
Catherine Eden is a Director of Cumberlege Eden & Partners Limited. Previously, she has worked as a primary care trust manager in the South West focusing on patient and public engagement; as the Parliamentary and Campaigns Manager for a national health charity in the European Parliament; and for a London local authority. She has spent the past 20 years working with, for, and around politicians. This has allowed her to mix her two passions of health and politics.