Merran McRae

Role: Non-Executive Director

What I do

My role on the Board is to provide support and challenge to ensure that the Trust is well led and delivering on its aims and objectives now and into the future. I am a member of the Mental Health Legislation Committee and of the Workforce Committee.

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

By holding the executive directors to account I am able to be assured that services are provided in the most effective and efficient way. I am passionate about person-centred services run by a workforce that is valued and well supported.

My Experience

I have over thirty years’ experience in Local Government, leading services across housing, social care, culture and community development. I have been a statutory Director of Adult Social Care and Chief Executive at both Calderdale and Wakefield Councils. I have a professional qualification in housing, an MBA and am also a qualified executive coach. I retired from my full time career in 2020 and now undertake short term consultancy and interim work in the public sector, as well as being on the Boards of several charities.