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Mid, North, West Devon and Cornwall Governors

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James Bradley

James Bradley


James was elected in September 2014 for a term of three years. James was a Chartered Environmental Health Officer and Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner who having completed a military career has worked in Local Government, the National Health Service and finally as an international consultant.


He is a member of Mid Devon Patient Forum, a Community Representative for the Mid Devon sub locality and the Public Representative for the Patient and Public Engagement Committee of the Eastern locality of NEW Devon CCG. He is a member of the CoG Effectiveness working group and the Chairman for the Member and Public Engagement working group; as that Lead he sits on the CoG Co-ordinating committee and also on the NHS England Public and Patient Voice Assurance Group for Specialised Services member.


James lives with his wife and cat near Okehampton.   


Michael James

Michael was elected for a term of three years in 2015.


Michael lives in Copplestone near Crediton. An engineer and scientist by trade Michael has worked in many industries including aviation medicine. Having owned and run his own business with his wife in the heart of Devon for over 20 years he is now retired and is looking forward to offering some of his time to support and represent his local community.  



Cynthia Thornton

Cynthia lives in Willand. She has had wide nursing experience, including ten years as a district nursing sister. She has also held University teaching and research posts in London and Reading. She has a MSc. in Care, Policy and Management. 


Cynthia was elected in September 2016 for a term of 3 years, but has previously held a Governor role being elected in 2008, re-elected in 2011 and was a member many different committees.




Christopher White

Christopher Wilde


Christopher was elected in September 2014, re-elected in 2015 for a further one year term and has been re-elected again in 2016 for three years. Christopher has been an owner of a general dental practice, as well as a Managing Director of a limited company specialising in dental material research. Christopher was Chairman of a government-sponsored group (SW-Smart) of research companies. Christopher lives in Tiverton.




Linda Hall


Linda was elected in September 2017. She qualified as an Occupational Therapist in the NHS and held various roles at the RD&E from 1988 to her retirement in 2008. Her roles included Head of Occupational Therapy, Clinical Director for Professional Services and Director of Facilities.

















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