A FORMER police commander for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has been elected as a non-executive director with Peninsula Community Health (PCH), the social enterprise for adult community health NHS services.
Having spent more than 31 years with the police, Elaine Marshall, is passionate about improvement in public services and has been involved with several high-profile campaigns, including the introduction of the neighbourhood policing teams in Plymouth in 2006 and "Catch a Rat", the drug campaign to encourage information on drug supply.
Michael Williams, PCH chairman, said: "I am delighted Elaine has agreed to become our final non-executive director.
"We had many strong candidates apply for the position and with the help of organisations involved in the recruitment process and a number of our staff who have become members of PCH, we have chosen an excellent candidate. I am confident Elaine will be able to help us fulfil our aims to develop our membership role within PCH going forward."
Membership of PCH is open to all employees allowing participation in company decisions including attendance at general meetings and electing other members as representatives to sit on the Community Interest Forum.