Members of the BPV Steering Group
Robin Sharp CB is Chair of Kilburn Locality PPG and Vice-Chair of the Brent Fairtrade Network. He has been a community representative for older people on the Brent CCG EDEN Committee. He was a founding member and chair of various local community groups including a housing association, a residents’ association and an advice centre. His
main career was in the Department of the Environment. Writes and edits mainly on international wildlife conservation. He has lived in Brent since 1965.
Maurice Hoffman is Vice Chair of Harness Locality PPG and an active member of BHeard, as well as lay member of NHS Brent Research Ethics Committee, Brent patient representative on the CMH Partnership Board and on the Patient Board of NHS England London for Transforming Primary Care. He is patient representative on the Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Board of London North West Hospitals Trust. He is a retired teacher from Alperton Community School and a Wembley resident for 43 years.
His Honour Peter Latham is Chair of Willesden Locality PPG and a member of the CCG EDEN Committee. He is a retired barrister with a specialist medico/legal practice and a retired Circuit Judge who sat at central and north London county courts including Willesden. He has lived in and been an NHS GP patient in Willesden for over 45 years.
Lola Osikoya is the Senior Pastor of New Glory International Ministries Church and Secretary of the Amazing Grace Women’s Association. She is Chair of BHeard, a users’group for adult social care, and on the CCG Programme Board for the Community Opthalmology and Cardiology Community Clinics. She has lived in Brent for 20 years and is a retired Personal Secretary
Phil Sealy MBE JP has long experience of public life in Brent as a former Councillor, as a member of Brent LINK, as a Brent Community Relations Council Member, and an elected representative on Partners for Brent Strategic Forum. He also worked in the NHS as a SRN and RMN nurse before retiring.
Nan Tewari is Chair of the Harness Locality PPG, a member of the CCG EDEN Committee and is a carer. She was born in Brent; has had nearly 30 years’ involvement in the Brent voluntary sector; has been a non-executive on a housing association board; and was a non-executive director of Brent NHS Primary Care Trust. Nan was an active Brent trade unionist and her professional background encompasses human resource management and equalities.
Irwin Van Colle FCA is Chair of Kingsbury Locality PPG and a member of the CCG EDEN Committee. He was previously a front bench Councillor and Committee Chair in Brent over a period of 28 years, representing Barnhill Ward, serving in three administrations up to 2010. He has lived in Wembley since 1972 and is a semi-retired chartered accountant.
David Cooke is Chair of the Central Middlesex Hospital Rheumatology Patients Support Group. He is retired engineer with a special interest in web-based communications. Lives in Kilburn.