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Clare Chivers, Associate Director, Workforce Transformation, Health Education England Clare qualified as a registered nurse in 1985 and having worked the NHS in Nottingham and London, she moved to the south west in 1994. During her career Clare developed an interest in education and held joint positions with further and higher education, achieving associate teacher status in 2002. In 2004 Clare was appointed as the NHS education lead for the South West Peninsula Strategic Health Authority and developed extensive experience in education commissioning, education quality assurance and working with regulation and regulators. Clare was appointed as Health Dean in Health Education England for the South West in February 2015 and has a specialist interest in strategic workforce development related to service re-design in the changing healthcare setting. This interest has led to being appointed in October 2017 to the post of Associate Director, Workforce Transformation for Health Education England and she is the Co-Chair of 3 Local Workforce Action Boards supporting the STPs in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. @ClareChivers Matthew Thomson, CEO 15 Cornwall Joining Fifteen Cornwall in April 2012, Matthew was previously Chief Executive of the London Community Resource Network. A Cornishman returning to his roots after 26 years away, Matthew has brought a wealth of experience from the social enterprise, community, environmental, charity sectors as well as the hospitality industry. Previous roles include Learning Director at the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Development Director at Time Bank and senior management at the National Lottery Charities Board (now BIG Lottery Fund). Matthew has also held a range of non-executive directorships and advisory positions with several third sector private and public organisations and sits on the Civil Society Advisory Board in the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and in Cornwall on the Local Nature Partnership, Employment and Skills Board and Inclusion Management Group. In his first 18 months Matthew has overseen the refurbishment of the Fifteen restaurant and the renewal of its parent charity’s strategy and identity under the name Cornwall Food Foundation. Dr Iain Chorlton, Chair Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group & Vice Chair of the Cornwall Health & Wellbeing Board Iain grew up in Cornwall and has been a GP since 1997, working the majority of that time in the county. He is currently a partner at Tamar Valley Health, one of the largest practices in the Cornwall. He has a longstanding interest in commissioning, and has stepped into the role of Chair having been a Governing Body GP for the East of the county since the CCGs formation. Iain and his family are foster carers and he dedicates his spare time to the Friends of Urambo and Mwanhala charity supporting projects in Tanzania.