Elisabeth Buggins CBE DL

Chair
Elisabeth Buggins CBE

Elisabeth is a highly experienced chair with an active and keen interest in social justice, helping people to thrive in communities.

Former Chair of the Accord Board, Elisabeth also chairs East of England Academic Health Sciences Network and Walsall Refugee and Asylum Seekers’ Support Association. As a volunteer she regularly leads local activities alleviating homelessness.

She has extensive experience of working with the voluntary sector on local, national and European projects helping people to influence and improve health and care services. Elisabeth previously chaired an NHS Trust, was a Non-Executive Director for Simplyhealth Group and the NHS Blood and Transplant Authority, and chaired the UK Organ Donation Taskforce.

She spent nine years as Chair of her local Strategic Health Authority and was appointed Programme Lead for Board Development at the NHS National Leadership Council.

Elisabeth received a CBE in the New Year’s honours list 2008, two honorary doctorates and has been appointed Deputy Lieutenant (DL).