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Conference Chairing

Trisha is an experienced conference chair who brings her own unique combination of inter-personal flair, organisational ability, meticulous preparation and, as a result, passion for the topic under discussion and for bringing people together in the right kind of atmosphere!

“We couldn’t have been more pleased with Trisha’s performance as Chair of VHS’s annual conference Closing the Gap in 2015. She set the right tone from the outset, immediately giving delegates confidence that the day ahead would be inspiring, meaningful, friendly and inclusive.

“Having a Chair with a very evident grasp of our purpose in bringing people together as well as the skill to manage the day’s programme was crucial to VHS achieving the outcomes we needed. Trisha was unfailingly professional and courteous in her management of speakers, delegates and timings, which included the potentially tricky issue of holding a two-minute silence for Armistice Day mid-way during presentations.

“Evaluation of feedback from delegates demonstrates that Trisha helped us achieve our purpose: people left feeling energised, better informed and better networked as to how to make health inequalities their business.”

Claire Stevens, Chief Officer, Voluntary Health Scotland