NeedleSmart are delighted to announce that Dean Fathers has joined the board as a Non-Executive Director. Dean brings with him a range of relevant skills and experience and has an incredible commercial CV, both in the private sector and notably within the NHS.

Initiating his commercial life in logistics with Pioneer, TNT and Abbey Hill BMW, Dean progressed to build a portfolio career, founding, growing and selling several organisations and taking on numerous Non Executive Board appointments, mainly in the health and technology sectors. In addition to his considerable commercial and entrepreneurial experience, Dean brings NHS and executive education experience to the NeedleSmart board.

He has chaired Acute, Community, Mental Health and Primary Care Trusts, as well as a Health Authority, and has been on the board of both NHS Providers and the NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network. He has also been a lead tutor for the Institute of Directors and been honoured with professorial appointments by Cass, Leeds, Lincoln and Nottingham Business Schools. In addition to working with NeedleSmart, Dean is also currently Chair of GreenKite Associates, a Non Executive Director of both Diagnostic Healthcare and the PHSO, is on the Board of the GLLEP, where he is chair of their Health and Care Enterprise Committee and also chairs the Centre for Organisational Resilience and the Lincoln International Institute for Rural Healthcare at the University of Lincoln.

CEO of NeedleSmart, Cliff Kirby, added “We are very much looking forward to working together to drive the business forward.”

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