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Associate Non-Executive Directors

Charmagne Barnes

Dr Charmagne Barnes

Dr Charmagne Barnes is Pro Vice Chancellor for Education and Student experience at the University of Hertfordshire. The remit includes health, AHP and social work, amongst a host of other subjects and disciplines, including subjects related to medicine and the opening of a medical school in the near future. Prior to this new role, she was the Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean of the University of West London’s College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare. As a health care practitioner, Charmagne’s specialist area is Nursing – encompassing both Adult and Children’s Nursing – which has been a passion in her career both, as a clinician and as an educator.

Charmagne has worked extensively in the arena of learning and teaching, widening participation and access, student success, quality assurance and enhancement, academic partnerships and stakeholder engagement and equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Her commitment to, experience and understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion would contribute to the focus on inclusive, equal and equitable processes and outcomes for patients and staff within the Trust.

Prior to joining the University of West London in 2012, she was the Director of Curriculum of Middlesex University and worked there from 1995 to 2012.

Charmagne graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in BSc Nursing and has a Doctorate in Education from the University of Nottingham.

Anthony James

Dr Anthony James

Anthony James is the Chief Operating Officer of PinkNews, the world’s largest LGBTQ+ focused media brand, reaching >150 million unique global users each month. His ultimate accountability for key business decisions including HR, commercial and communications. One of his key roles has been the ability to gain credibility and build connections with a broad group of stakeholders and advise on HR and ED&I policies.

He worked as a Junior Doctor at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital from 2015 to 2016. He completed GP specialty training at The Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust from 2016 to 2020. He took part in the National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow Scheme, with a 12-month placement working as a Clinical Lead at NHS Digital, with specific training across Policy making, NHS Structure and reforms, influencing change and Leadership. He has an MBA at Quantic School of Business and Technology. He graduated in 2014 from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).

He is the founding member of the Royal College of General Practitioners’ LGBTQ+ Steering Group.