Richard Norrie

I have lived in Chichester for seven years, and previously, near Midhurst with my family for 25 years.

My background is as a lawyer, now retired, but latterly I managed a company offering online certificated training courses for doctors, nurses, paramedics and healthcare professionals. Amongst other subjects, our courses addressed training for dementia, diabetes, clostridium difficile, COPD, care of the elderly and saving lives. We delivered training to the NHS nationally, forming relationships with many NHS Trusts and authorities.

For the past 20 years I have worked as a mediator, handling neighbour and community disputes and chaired our charity for over five years, liaising with local authorities, housing associations and police for the Surrey and Hampshire regions. I led meetings including our AGM. Less than a year ago I resigned as chair and mediator.

I find myself with time to consider other opportunities where I can play a pivotal role in supporting communities. I believe that I possess a broad range of skills whereby I can make a significant contribution in my role as Governor.

Beyond that, I have much experience relevant to the role and in relation to NHS personnel and organisations. My interest is strengthened by my prior experiences with the NHS.