Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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Kathy McAteer

Non Executive Director

Kathy joined the Trust on 1st August 2014; she chairs the Investment Committee and is the Senior Independent Director.

Kathy is a social care professional and registered social worker with extensive strategic and operational experience in the development of integrated health and social care services, having held a range of posts at executive and second tier level, joint posts between local government and the NHS, and independent chair positions of adult serious case reviews and domestic homicide reviews.

Kathy has specialist knowledge of learning disability services and performance management, and has experience of both commissioning and delivery of health and social care services for adults in all service areas.

Since 2010 she has worked as an independent consultant including leading on quality reviews, improving operational performance, and improving safeguarding processes and procedures.

Kathy is currently a board member of Midland Heart Housing Association, and Independent Chair of Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Board.

Qualifications: Diploma in Social Work (CQSW)