Chairman of Children’s Charity Recognised in New Year Honours

The chairman of The Children’s Foundation has been recognised in the 2012 New Year’s Honours list.

Professor Stephen James Singleton, medical director of NHS North East, has been awarded an OBE for services to public health.

From a background as a rural GP and Director of Public Health in Northumberland, he has been leader of NHS North East since its inception, leading on strategy, leadership development and public health.

As chair of The Children’s Foundation he leads the board of trustees to help keep children in the North East healthy, happy and safe.

Peregrine Solly, a trustee of the charity, said: “It is incredibly exciting for our chairman to be honoured with an OBE for his hard work and commitment to improving the health of thousands of people in the region.

“It is very well deserved.”