Our Board

Livewell Southwest does not publish our Board papers, however, we are currently reviewing how we include our performance data on our website. We have recently published our Quality Accounts for 2015/16. To view these click here.

Board meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month and venues vary. If you would like further details regarding the Board, please contact You can view our Board membership below.

  • Duncan Currall, Chair

    Duncan Currall, Chair

    Duncan qualified as a chartered accountant in 1974 before joining the regional newspaper industry in 1975. Since that time he has worked in many different local newspaper companies around the UK and has been Managing Director at six centres since 1987. He moved to Devon when he joined the South West Media group as Regional Managing Director in 2001, a company which publishes The Western Morning News and The Herald, amongst other titles and websites. He retired from that position in 2010.

    Duncan has held a number of posts within Plymouth including being a governor of Plymouth University, chairman of Destination Plymouth (a non-profit making destination management company seeking to grow the city visitor economy), a non-executive Director at Foot Anstey LLP, as well as being a board member of Plymouth 2020 which is the local strategic partnership. He was appointed Chair Designate of Livewell Southwest, then known as Plymouth Community Healthcare, in April 2011 and Chairman upon the formal launch of the company as a social enterprise in October 2011.

  • Dr Adam Morris, Chief Executive

    Dr Adam Morris, Chief Executive

    Dr Adam Morris is a GP working in Dartmouth, who joined Livewell Southwest in 2016. Prior to this, he was Medical Director at the Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care Trust.

    All large organisations providing health and care services for NHS patients need to have a medical director. They are a member of the senior leadership team and are accountable to the Board. They and the other Directors are responsible for
    delivering safe, high quality and sustainable services. The Medical Director is also responsible for the safety of the medical and dental workforce, safe prescribing and ensuring that the safety of people, be they patients, clients or staff, remains at the very heart of what we do.

    In February 2018, Dr Adam Morris succeeded Professor Steve Waite as Chief Executive of Livewell Southwest.

  • Dan O'Toole, Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive

    Dan O'Toole, Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive

    Dan has worked as Director of Finance within Livewell Southwest, then known as Plymouth Community Healthcare, since its inception on 1 October 2011. Prior to that date he was Deputy Director of Finance at NHS Plymouth with a responsibility for provider services. Dan is a chartered management accountant with a background of working within a range of public and private sector organisations.

  • Michelle Thomas, Director of Operations

    Michelle Thomas, Director of Operations

    Michelle is our director of operations and it's her responsibility to ensure that Livewell Southwest runs efficiently, effectively and is always looking for ways to improve.

    She has lived and worked in Plymouth all her life, and started her career as a nurse in 1989. During her time in nursing she gained additional qualifications in human resources and managed community services. Michelle is not only passionate about making sure people are cared for to a high standard, and in a place that's best for them, but also about developing an empowered and enabled workforce.

  • Dawn Slater, Director of Clinical Practice and Development

    Dawn Slater, Director of Clinical Practice and Development

    As our Director of Clinical and Practice and Development, it is Dawn's responsibility to ensure the development and wellbeing of staff

    Working in Plymouth, Dawn started her career as a nurse in 1986. During her time in nursing Dawn worked in mental health and has a passion for supporting staff to reach their potential.

    Dawn wants to ensure that people are cared for to a high standard, and that Livewell Southwest is a learning environment with high professional standards.

  • Geoff Baines, Director of Professional Practice, Safety & Quality

    Geoff Baines, Director of Professional Practice, Safety & Quality

    Geoff Baines originally qualified as a social worker and has worked in health and social care services for the last 30 years. This has included providing direct care, operational and clinical management, commissioning and strategic leadership roles at a regional and national level. Geoff has led significant projects related to quality and safety, including as the Director of the External Change Team appointed to respond to the Health Care Commission Investigation of Budock Hospital in Cornwall in 2006, a lead role for the NHS in England coordinating the response to Winterbourne View in 2011, Chair of the National Strategic Health Authority leads addressing national learning disability and safeguarding developments, and more recently as Head of Patient Experience across  the South of NHS England providing safeguarding support with a particular focus on quality and safety for the benefit of people and their families.

    Having grown up in Plymouth and its surrounding areas, Geoff graduated with a Degree in Social Policy and a further Masters Degree in Business Administration from Plymouth University in 2002 and was appointed as Livewell Southwest’s Director of Professional Practice, Safety and Quality in September 2013.

  • Ali Williams, Commercial Director

    Ali Williams, Commercial Director

    Ali started her career by qualifying as a mental health nurse, then worked overseas as a British Volunteer setting up small enterprise businesses,  before returning to the UK to work in international pharmaceuticals and management consultancy, completing her  MBA in 2000.

    She subsequently co-founded a venture capital funded European Health Care Technology Company and contributed to changing European Legislation on traceability of medicines. Moving back to the NHS, Ali become Managing Director for a  wholly owned NHS Social Enterprise Company, before joining Livewell Southwest in 2016.

  • Morris Watts, Non-Executive Director

    Morris Watts, Non-Executive Director

    Morris Watts was born and educated in Plymouth and is a city resident.

    In 1977 he joined the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary as a Constable and progressed through the ranks serving exclusively in the Devon and Cornwall area, eventually attaining the rank of Chief Superintendent, and for a three year period was Plymouth's Senior Police Officer actively engaged in the establishing of the City Strategic Partnership, leading on the themes of safe and strong communities.

    Morris attained a BA (Hons) Degree in Social and Organisational Studies at Plymouth Polytechnic in 1992 and is also a qualified Project Manager.

    On leaving the Police in 2008 having completed 31 years service, Morris was appointed as the Plymouth Domestic Abuse Partnership Manager and was responsible for establishing a city wide strategy and action plan to improve service to victims of domestic abuse and their families. A particular success was the establishment of a service user forum known as SEEDS which received national recognition as a model of effective engagement.

    Morris was appointed Non-Executive Director on 1 October 2011 and has a particular interest in the themes of older people, service users, carer involvement and locality working.

  • Dave Ratcliffe, Non-Executive Director

    Dave Ratcliffe, Non-Executive Director

    Dave Ratcliffe (FBCS, CITP) qualified as a Company and Commercial Accountant in 1976 and changed to a career in IT in 1980, taking a variety of roles in Central Government from Software Engineer to drafting International Standards for elements of the X.500 protocol.

    In the mid 1990's he led the implementation of the Jobseekers Allowance network - covering Benefit Offices and Job Centres across the UK and more recently he was Programme Director for an International network rollout for Reuters.

    The last 17 years of Dave's career has been with BT, from where he retired in March 2013. Whilst working for BT Dave was Chief Procurement Officer for BT Americas and has also run two wholly owned subsidiaries for BT.

    Dave is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Chartered IT Professional, and is now Chairman of CosmicEthical IT, as well as a Non-Executive Director with Livewell Southwest. He also runs his own consultancy business specialising in Procurement, Project Initiation and Review.

  • Clare Tanner, Non-Executive Director

    Clare Tanner, Non-Executive Director

    Clare graduated in business and qualified as a Chartered HR professional in 1993. She has a wealth of experience in Director and senior leadership roles in the public sector with particular expertise in the delivery of complex transformation programmes and commercial projects. Her passion is developing organisations and people to deliver the best possible outcomes for their community.

    Clare moved to Devon in 2006 to take up a leadership role with Torbay Council and was responsible for the organisation's corporate functions and change programmes. She led the creation of a public-private joint venture between the Council and May Gurney, TOR2, and sat as an Executive Director on its board unti she left the Council to start her own business in 2012.

    Clare currently runs her business consultancy and coaching company specialising in organisation and people development. She is also a partner in Public Futures, a project that focuses on the commercialisation and sustainability of public services, blending sector values with business know-how. She is an assessor and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a student yoga teacher.