Beatrice is an industrial designer and ergonomist with particular expertise in designing systems and products aligned to end user requirements. Her early career was in design, ergonomic research and teaching at UMIST and Liverpool University. Her public-sector life has always involved regeneration and economic development schemes at a local and regional level – first as Chair of the Rope Walks Partnership in Liverpool, then as Chair of Renew NW. Beatrice was a Non-Executive Director of Liverpool Health Authority, then Chair of South Liverpool Primary Care Trust. Beatrice is a CQC special advisor specialising in governance and leadership. She is a Trustee of the Design Council and an Hon.FRIBA. Her past roles have included Chair of a Housing Association, Trustee of Tate Liverpool and Chair of the Architects Registration Board.