Beatrice Fraenkel, Chairman

Position: Chairman

Date of Appointment: 1 December 2008

Membership of Board Committees:

  • Board of Directors (Chairman)
  • Remuneration and Terms of Service Committee (Chairman)
  • Council of Governors' (Chair)


  • Many years in the private sector building a large family owned commercial property business
  • Trust Design Champion for Mersey Care NHS Trust.
  • Former Chair of the Architects Registration Board
  • Previous Chairman of the Ropewalks Partnership  - Liverpool public / private £100 million regeneration scheme
  • Previous Independent Chairman of the North West Regional Centre of Excellence
  • Previous Chairman of South Liverpool PCT 
  • Previous Chairman of Cosmopolitan Housing Association and Non-Executive Group Board Director
  • Previous Chair of the Liverpool City Council Standards Committee and served as a Non-Executive Director on the Standards Board for England (DCLG appointment)


  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • BA (Hons) in Industrial Design Engineering
  • BEd. in Design Technology
  • Dip Tech Sci in Ergonomics (a post graduate qualification from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology).

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