John Baker

Role: Non-executive Director and Chair of the Quality Committee

What I do

My role on the Board is to hold the Chief Executive and her Executive Team to account for the delivery of the organisation’s strategic aims and objectives. I am also the Chair of the Quality Committee.

How I contribute to improving the experience of service users and carers

By holding the executive directors to account I ensure that services are provided in the most effective and efficient way. As Chair of the Quality Committee I want to make sure that we provide the highest quality service that we can. I also want to make sure that we make the best use of research and evidence-based practice to benefit the development of our services.

I have a passion for ensuring that quality is at the heart of what we do and for ensuring that the voice of our service users and carers is heard and able to influence the way in which we provide our services.

My experience

I am a registered mental health nurse and nurse teacher with the Nursing, Midwifery Council with 20 years’ clinical and academic experience. I have a strong international reputation as a leading mental health nurse, researcher and clinical academic and am a Professor of Mental Health Nursing at the University of Leeds.

Get in touch

You can contact me by emailing