Lay member - patient and public involvement
Max retired from a 30-year West Yorkshire policing career in 2010 where he had spent his last 12 years as the force’s senior detective. As head of CID and head of the homicide team he oversaw all major criminal investigations in the county and led on partnership working with a variety of local and national agencies tackling crime in some of the country’s most deprived communities. He has led nationally for the police service on tackling domestic abuse and made significant national and international improvements in responses to domestic violence and child protection. Since retirement, Max has been awarded a PhD from the University of Huddersfield after studying ways in which Coroners carry out their duties.
As a lay member, Max brings an independent perspective to the Governing Body as vice chair and in particular, champions the involvement of patients in influencing how we commission services. Max also chairs the Joint Quality Committee, Primary Care Commissioning Committee and the Communications and Equality and Engagement Group.