Professor David Coslett
Chair of Trustees
An experience higher education leader with a distinguished profile and career spanning over 30 years in the education sector. A first-rate communicator with a strong commitment to collaborative working with the ability to lead and inspire change. Combines expertise and insight with approachability and a real interest in people and their motivations. A passionate belief in the power of education to transform lives and contribute to the development of wider society.
Nick has over 20 years’ experience working at a senior level within national companies and is currently the Senior Contract Manager for BIFFA PLC.
He has a wealth of experience in commissioning services and managing complex financial contracts and is currently responsible for the multi-million pound Waste Management Contract awarded by Cornwall Council.
His achievements include an impressive track record of successfully managing challenging contracts whilst achieving business cost savings and improvements in service.
Nick said, “I am very pleased and proud to be joining such a wonderful organisation. I feel very privileged to have this opportunity to contribute and participate in the future of Hannahs.
“I have joined the team due to my heart and my head. Firstly, the services that are provided are very close to my heart and family life. Secondly, I believe my professional business experiences and skills will help assist and contribute significantly to Hannahs.”
A highly respected and successful transformation leader Scott Bennett has extensive experience in leading change in government and community organisations locally and nationally.
During his professional career, spanning over 20 years, he has held various high profile/level jobs including Head of Primary Care for West of Cornwall, Deputy Director for Local Government and Practice Government Office South West and more recently Director of management consultancy business GP Assist CIC.
Scott has a commanding track record of turning innovative solutions into reality. In 2013 he work was awarded a Health Service Journal Award for his work on reducing demand for un-planned hospital admissions. He also successfully managed Governments side of Torbay Council’s recovery from poor to fair following its Comprehensive Performance Assessment and facilitated the transformation of Community Health and Social Care for Torbay through the establishment of its Care Trust.
Scott is also currently Chair of Brook Young People a national charity and Chair of Volunteer Cornwall, he is often called upon to deliver lectures on various topics.
Scott said: “I am really pleased to be joint the board at this exciting time for Hannah's and I look forward to seeing Hannahs develop over the next few years.”
Nicola, a qualified General and Children’s nurse, has over 30 years’ experience within the health and social care sector and is currently the Personalisation Specialist for National Health Service England and a Project Management and Training Consultant.
Nicola brings a wealth of experience within commissioning services for children and Adults. She has been the Senior Commissioning Manager for Children’s Services at NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly before taking on the role of Strategic Lead for Integrated Personal Commissioning and Personal Health Budgets. Also experience in commissioning MH and LD services for Adults.
Amongst her many achievements, Nicola has led projects to improve outcomes for children with respiratory conditions and designed a GP referral system for families in fuel poverty as well as redesigning services for children and young people in Cornwall. Nicola was a school governor for 20 years and has been chair of Governors for both a secondary and primary school.
More information coming soon