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LOCSU Appoints New Chair of Board

10 June 2022

Dr Joy Tweed


LOCSU is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Joy Tweed as chair of the board with effect from 1 June 2022, who replaces Mike Fegan.

Joy is an experienced non-executive director who has served on various boards in the healthcare sector continuously since 2002. Her current non-executive roles are on the Academy of Healthcare Science/Registration Council of Clinical Physiologists (RCCP), and as a non-executive director and trustee of St Raphael’s Hospice in Cheam, Surrey.

Since 2004 Joy has worked as a senior lecturer at Westminster Business School where she is part of the MBA course team, having previously led a course in healthcare leadership and governance. She is also involved in academic leadership development. Joy is employed part-time at the University and has always undertaken her non-executive roles alongside her academic one.

Between 2009 and 2011 Joy was Chair of an NHS Community Services Board which operated as a standalone organisation until it was put out to tender. Since then, she has Chaired various key committees, including Chair of the Education Committee at the Health and Care Professions Council (2013-2016), Chair of the Lay Advisory Group at the Royal College of Ophthalmology (2017-2019), Chair of the Education and Professional Standards Committee at RCCP and co-Chair of the Clinical Governance and Quality Committee at St Raphael’s Hospice.

Joy has an MA from the University of Westminster and a PhD from Birkbeck, University of London. She’s also a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Zoe Richmond, LOCSU Clinical Director said:

“I warmly welcome Joy as the new chair of the LOCSU board of directors and to the wider team and look forward to working closely with her. Joy brings extensive leadership experience and has an interest in eye health and care.”

Dr Joy Tweed said:

“I am delighted to take up this role. My career began as an ophthalmic nurse at Moorfields Eye Hospital, and although I left nursing to pursue a career in the voluntary sector and then academia, I have maintained a strong interest in eye care.

“This was reinforced in recent years when I developed a serious eye condition (picked up by an optometrist) and then in 2017 when I was appointed as Chair of the Lay Advisory Group of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.”

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