Narinder SidhuRegistered Social Worker, Co-Founder of the BASW UK & SWU LGBTQIA+ Action GroupNarinder is a Professional Officer for the British Association of Social Workers, Cymru and registered Social Worker and academic. Experienced in a range of clinical settings as a Forensic Social Worker and Mental Health Practitioner within CAMHS. Teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her areas of expertise include social work law, forensic social work, legal skills, LGBTQIA+, intersectionality, domestic abuse, forced marriage, honour-based violence and female genital mutilation. Also, provides training for local authorities, with a strong focus on embedding cultural competence and intersectionality into practice, enabling practitioners to understand and respectfully challenge, creating a sense of belonging for all.
Judith was appointed to the role of Interim Director General of Health and Social Services/Chief Executive NHS Wales in November 2021. Her role includes both supporting Ministerial priorities for health and social care within the Civil Service structures, and the leadership and oversight of NHS Wales.Judith’s previous post was as Chief Executive of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. Judith joined the Health Board as Director of Planning & Operations on 1st October 2009 and subsequently became Chief Operating Officer/Deputy CEO before her appointment as Chief Executive in October 2014. Judith has worked in the NHS since 1980 and has undertaken a variety of operational, planning and commissioning roles in a number of NHS organisations across south, mid and west Wales. Judith was appointed to her first CEO role in April 2003. Judith has a keen interest in partnership working across public services; primary care and community development; value-based healthcare and staff development and engagement.Judith was awarded a Companionship of the Institute of Health Service Managers in 2012 and in June 2014 won the Institute of Directors – Director in Public Service Award for Wales. In June 2019 Judith was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to delivery and management in NHS Wales.