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Mr Timothy Skelton BSc


Tim Skelton, PIC Committee member

Tim Skelton graduated from London University with a degree in Agriculture Economics. He joined the Cooperative Wholesale Society as a graduate trainee and became an Estate Manager in 1974. He was responsible for the management of a large dairy farming unit in Lancashire and a mixed dairy and arable estate in Shropshire.

In 1982 Tim joined Whitbread initially in East Anglia and then moved to London running a number of large public houses. He was then appointed Development Director and took on a national responsibility for developing new leisure retail outlets. In 1992 he joined the NHS and took on a variety of Chief Executive posts in large General Hospitals, Community Trusts and an Ambulance Trust.

Since retiring from full time employment in 2007 Tim has been pursuing a portfolio career with lay member appointments to the Judicial Appointments Committee, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the General Dental Council and NHS England. During this time he has also been a Non Executive Director of an NHS Trust in Oxfordshire and a Chair of a Probation Board in Dorset.

Tim is currently a Chair for Social Work England Fitness to Practice proceedings and a Lay Member for the Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service

Tim now lives in Salisbury and enjoys walking and cycling, with his wife Alison, both locally and abroad.

Committee membership

  • Preliminary Investigation Committee

Declaration of interests







Appointments to other bodies

  • NHS England - Chair of Independent Review Panels for NHS Continuing Healthcare
  • Lay Chair - Social Work England, Fitness to Practise
  • Lay Panel Member Health and Care Professions Tribunal Service 

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations



  • Non Executive Director Dorset, Devon and Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Company (2009-2015) Chair Dorset Probation Trust (2011-2014)

  • Non-Executive Director of Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust (2008-2012) Mental Health Act Manager (2008-2009)
  • Independent Chair of South Wiltshire Strategic Partnership/Salisbury City Community Area Partnership (2006-2009)
  • South West Strategic Health Authority NHS Project Director (2002-2007)
  • Director of Modernisation & Health Systems Performance (2002-2005)                                     
  • Chief Executive of NHS Trusts (1992-2002)
  • Whitbread plc  Development Director (1982-1991)
  • Cooperative Wholesale Society Estate Manager (1971-1982)
  • BSc Agriculture Economics London University (1968-1971)

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

BSc Agriculture Economics 

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends

My wife Alison has retired from being a solicitor in commercial law and has more recently retired from being a magistrate undertaking mostly family work. Our son Ben specialises in assessing the viability of wind turbine sites and our daughter Anna is a police officer.

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