During a 40 year career, Jennifer has managed four major teaching hospitals and a health authority as well as a private sector instrumentation company. She has also worked as Cancer Lead for the Department of Health for two Regions before becoming National Programme Director for modernisation of Urology services. Later on, Jennifer became Director of Skills for Health, which involved working between the health and education sectors. Throughout her career Jennifer has been a strong advocate of patient involvement in both personal health decision-making and in involving patients and the public in shaping services. She has led a number of nationalprojects in this field. Her interest dates from 1974 when she established one of the first Community Health Councils and latterly she was instrumental in introducing a national programme of shared decision making from the USA into the NHS. She has an MA from Glasgow University and is a Sloan Fellow of the London Business School. Jennifer is Treasurer of Music in Lyddington, opens her garden for the National Garden Scheme and is involved in a number of other local activities including archaeology, Scottish country dancing, reading group, Friends of Rutland Museum, fine arts with RADFAS and walking.