Mr Les Lawrence

Chair of the Children’s Quarter Co-operative
Director Lindridge Enterprises and Chair of Trustees
Trustee National Institute for Conductive Education and Centre for Movement Disorders
Governor – City of Birmingham School
Honorary Alderman Birmingham City Council
Member of the Birmingham City Council Mental Health Operational Board
Member of the Interim Executive Board – Heathmount JI School
Governor at City of Birmingham School
Member of SENDIASS Independent Monitoring Board Birmingham City Council

Councillor on Birmingham City Council (Northfield Ward) 1982-1995 and 1998 – 2012.
Chairman of the Royal Orthopaedic NHS Foundation Trust until Oct 08 having taken it into Foundation status in 2006
Worked for various companies including Xerox, Unisys and PMA Associates.
Les has considerable experience in both the Public and Private Sector at a senior level having served as a Councillor on Birmingham City Council with a period as a Cabinet Member with a portfolio which included education, together with being an appointed member of the Local Government Association, the national representative body for Local Authorities, during which time he chaired the Children and Young People’s Board and Safer Communities Board.Within the NHS Les has been the Chair of three NHS Hospital Trusts covering a period of more than twelve years with significant budgets and varying challenges. During this time, Les also steered one of these Trusts into Foundation Status. In the private sector he worked with board executives, especially in the aerospace industry, providing technology advice to improve business processes.