Faye was elected in September 2016 for a term of three years. Faye lives in Exeter and is a retired nurse, midwife, Supervisor of Midwives and Associate Professor of Midwifery for the University of Plymouth. She was responsible to the university for the education and practice of midwives across the southwest peninsula. Faye has been a senior manager at the RD&E for two years and at Plymouth University for over 20 years. She was initially the Head of School for the Health Professions which included Dietetics, Midwifery, Podiatry, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.
She also chaired the Race Equality Committee and was very involved in the promotion of diversity and inclusion. She was a member of the University’s Academic Board for three years. Nationally, Faye was a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Lead Midwife for Education Group. Faye’s key skills include; leadership and management, selection and recruitment, listening, evaluating and responding to staff and stakeholder feedback. Faye is a member of the Patient safety and Quality working group.