David Sollis is Chief Executive Officer of Healthwatch Essex, an independent charity which captures the experiences of people using health and social care in Essex and uses them to create positive change. The charity works closely with partners, including Active Essex, to ensure that lived experience is placed at the heart of health and social care design. David works across numerous work streams within health & social care including the NHS, Essex County Council and the third sector

Speaking of his appointment as a member of the Active Essex board, he says: “Essex is a very large and diverse county with pockets of high deprivation and it’s important that people from all different communities are part of the discussion about how they can live healthier, happier lives. I’ll be helping Active Essex to deepen its connections with what’s happening locally so that people can be better supported.”