NEBDN appoints new Chair

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NEBDN appoints new Chair, welcomes a new Trustee and says goodbye to two long serving Trustees

NEBDN appointed a new Chair and welcomed a new trustee to its Board of Trustees at its recent Annual General Meeting.

Julia Frew was sworn in as new Chair, taking over from Marie Parker who has served as Chair for three years from 2014 to Sept 2017. Julia is the first ‘lay’ trustee the NEBDN has appointed in its nearly 75-year history, all previous chairs have had clinical dental backgrounds or experience.

This heralds a new phase for the organisation as it continues to modernise its business processes and realise its ambitious growth plans, whilst upholding its mission to provide and develop the very best qualifications for dental nurses.

Concluding her cycle as Chair, Marie said: “Over recent years the NEBDN has become a major force in the field of dental nursing education and offers candidates the widely acclaimed National Diploma in Dental Nursing, as well as six post-registration qualifications that cover the spectrum of advanced dental nursing topics.

“I have overseen much change during my time as Chair, and I am looking forward to continuing to work with Julia and the rest of the Trustees on the Board, to continue to develop so we remain at the forefront of dental nurse education.”

Other changes included the appointment of a new Trustee Gill Jones and new Vice Chair Sarah Young, taking over from previous Vice Chair Lindsay Mitchell.

Two long serving members, John Derby and Nairn Wilson stepped down from the NEBDN Board of Trustees at the recent Annual General Meeting.

Julia Frew said, “I am really looking forward to my role as Chair of NEBDN and steering the organisation over the coming years. We have ambitious growth plans and I would like to welcome Gill to the Board of Trustees. Working alongside our committed Board of Trustees and staff, Gill will bring vital skills and knowledge, particularly in evaluation and quality assurance, which will help drive the organisation forward.

“I would also like to express my sincere thanks to both John and Nairn for their immense contribution to NEBDN over the years. They have seen much change and have been invaluable in helping steer NEBDN through these changes. On behalf of NEBDN and the Board of Trustees, I wish them all the very best for the future.”