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Sir David Henshaw

Role: Chair of Natural Resource Wales
Date appointed: May 2019


Sir David Henshaw is the Chair for Natural Resource Wales. Sir David is and has also been Chair and Non-Executive Director for a number of other public and private organisations and retains a series of advisory roles.

His major career has been in the public sector with Chief Executive roles at Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council and the City of Liverpool, leading a major review of Child Support and the Child Support Agency for central government and more recently senior Chair roles in the NHS including the North West Strategic Health Authority and Alder Hey Foundation Trust Children’s Hospital leading the Board in the building of the new hospital.

During his time at Liverpool he was part of the core team which won Capital of Culture 2008 and managed the Council in developing Liverpool 1, the arena and conference centre together with major radical reforms to the services provided, culminating in Liverpool being recognised as Council of the year.

He was also involved in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit Capability Review programme of central government departments and he was the Chair of the Welsh First Ministers’ Advisory Board on the delivery of public services.

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