The Organisational Development Advisory Group, as its name suggests, advises on the development of the Tuke Institute as an organisation in order to achieve its goals in the community’s interests, mostly directly to the Chairman.
Hugh Aldridge has over 20 years of experience in research, strategic planning, development and consulting in academia, government and industry. Hugh is the Associate Director of Development and Corporate Relations at CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society) at the University of California, Berkeley, and is based at the Banatoa Institute @ CITRIS Berkeley.
Chris Brophy is a Partner with Capsticks specialising in commercial and contractual work for healthcare bodies and charities. He advises on major constitutional and governance changes, such as the transition to Foundation Trust status, the implications of the new ways of working in primary and community care, including the separation of the commissioning and provider functions of PCTs and the establishment of new local entities including social enterprises.Chris is also advising on the contracts between Foundation Trusts and PCTs, business transfers in both the public and voluntary sectors and generally on the new commercial environment in which Foundation Trusts and Health Service bodies are operating.
Chris is an expert on substantial information management and technology contracts and other public and private sector service agreements and joint ventures. He has a special interest in European Union law, particularly procurement and tendering matters and compliance with The Public Contracts Regulations 2006.Chris advises on strategy and powers and best options in relation to new developments and innovations in the healthcare field. He is a regular lecturer on corporate governance issues as they relate to public bodies. Conferences where Chris lectured in 2007 include the a Health Service Journal conference on social enterprise, the Flying Start Programme for Social Enterprise and Ambex on FT issues.
Kevin Craig is the Founder and Managing Director of Political Lobbying and Media Relations (wwww.plmr.co.uk); he is a public affairs, public relations and crisis-management professional who started his communications career in 1993. Having enjoyed two successful years with his previous company, he founded PLMR in 2006. Kevin is a former Parliamentary Candidate (2005), a Member of Labour’s 2001 General Election Team, a local councilor of 9 years standing in the London Borough of Lambeth, and has previously worked for Saatchi and Saatchi’s PR Arm, and Global law firm DLA Piper where he was a founding member of its Lobbying and PR practice.Kevin’s PR and crisis management experience includes the aftermath of the Paddington Rail crash (Railtrack Plc Press Office), the Alder Hey child organ retention scandal (University of Liverpool) and other recent high profile political stories.
Kevin’s experience includes many years operating at the highest levels of UK and EU Government and Civil Service. In 2005, a campaign for which Kevin devised the strategy and action plan culminated in new legislation as part of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act and was described by a senior UK Civil Servant as “one of the most effective campaigns I have ever seen.”
Prior to his appointment at ECCA he was Chief Executive of five British charities, Coordinator of the Coalition for Quality in Care and a Trustee of Age Concern England. In 2005 he was awarded a Fellowship of the Institute of Public Sector Management and in 2006 a Fellowship of the Institute of Association Management. Martin writes extensively on care-issues and is on the Editorial Board of Community Care Market News.