Joyce Redfearn CBE DL

Joyce was born and brought up in Wakefield and attended St Hugh’s College, Oxford , gaining a degree in English. She was Secretary to Oxford Students Arts Council and has a continuing love of drama and dance. She spent most of her later career in Local Government with 17 years as a Chief Executive and received a CBE in 2009 for services to Local Government She started her CE career by setting up the small unitary authority of Monmouthshire County Council and advising on the setting up of the Welsh Assembly. She helped to reintroduce the CE role to Gloucestershire County Council and to take it from a poor to a good Authority. Her last 7 years were in Wigan where in her final 15 months she was in a shared CE post with the Ashton Leigh and Wigan PCT. Joyce has a varied public sector background including being one of the first group of Industrial Relations Officers employed by the BMA. Joyce is currently working as a consultant in leadership development / coaching across health, local government and education. She recently worked for Local Government Association and Department of Health on the national framework for Health and Wellbeing Improvement.

Joyce has always been active and contributing through charities for example she was on the Board of the Halle. She has had a particular interest and served on governing bodies in the education sector and is currently a Council member at Salford University and Chair of Audit and Risk.

Joyce is married with 2 daughters. She enjoys reading, watching theatre and dance and fell walking particularly in the Lake District and was made a deputy lieutenant in 2012.