Keynote Speakers Schedule

Cllr Andrew Leadbetter

Responsibility (a) as Lead Member for Adult Social Care for the discharge of all the Council’s statutory functions, powers and duties under Social Services legislation and all the functions of the Council which relate to the care and welfare of adults and those entering adulthood, including those with additional needs, the commissioning of integrated social care and health services for those in need; adult protection and harm reduction services and the provision of services for families with most complex needs and support for careers and (b) for fulfilling the Council’s statutory lead role in relation to the Council’s Health & Wellbeing Board.

Cabinet liaison for co-ordinated management of the Council’s plans and policies and the integrated delivery of services for the people of Exeter by the County Council and partner organisations acting as the Cabinet proponent for advancing the needs of and aspirations of the County’s Capital City.

Speaking at: 10:00

Deborah Ivanova

Deborah Ivanova is the Deputy Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care in the London and South regions.  She was Head of Regional Compliance at CQC before she was appointed Head of Inspection for the South Region in 2014. She also worked at CQC's predecessors, the Commission for Social Care Inspection and National Care Standards Commission (NCSC).

Deborah spent five years working as a volunteer for Voluntary Service Overseas in Albania and Bulgaria, training staff and developing services for children and adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. During this time, she also worked as a consultant for Unicef in Macedonia considering how to improve the situation of children with disabilities.

As a qualified social worker, Deborah's previous posts include inspecting learning disability services in Gloucestershire and managing a residential service for people with disabilities coming out of long stay hospital. She was also a project worker in a respite service for children with disabilities and a care assistant in a children's home. Deborah remains on the Health and Care Professions Council register and has a BSocSc in Social Administration and Sociology, and a Masters of Social Work.

Speaking at: 10:05 - 10:50

Jonathan Cunningham MBE

The Southwest Care Exhibition are excited to announce our headline speaker for 2020.

An inspirational speaker with expertise in the delivery of outstanding social care, crisis intervention, and excellent leadership, Jonathan Cunningham MBE is a highly successful entrepreneur, and business mentor.

Jonathan is also the owner of Rosebank Care Home, one of the top 1% of providers graded outstanding by CQC, and registered manager of Birkdale Park Nursing Home, experiencing first-hand the life of a care professional, and all that comes with it.

Speaking at: 11:00 - 11:45

Nadra Ahmed OBE DL

Chairman - National Care Association

• Nadra has been involved in the field of social care for over 30 years. Her background is in training and education, which has been the passion that drives her towards a quality service, underpinned and provided by a skilled workforce.
• Has been Chairman of NCA since 2001 and stepped down as a Trustee of Parkinson's UK in October 2018.
• Holds various positions within voluntary organisations, delivering services to vulnerable people in the community.
• Has been a member of a number of advisory committees in the DoH including a number at Ministerial level and served on government Taskforces.
• A regular contributor to journals and conferences and is frequently called upon by major media networks to represent the views of social care providers.
• In 2006 she was awarded the OBE for her services to Social Care.
• Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Kent and a Kent Ambassador.
• Awarded ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Business Community’

Speaking at: 11:45 - 12:30

Tobi Alli-Usman

Digital Strategy Director - Smooth Digital

Tobi Alli-Usman is the founder & Director of Smooth Digital – A specialist Care Sector Digital Marketing Agency based in London whose core focus is generating measurable results.

Tobi works with Care Business Owners, Directors & Marketing Managers to help create & execute strategies for of generating high-quality inbound leads which convert into profitable customers.

Success to Tobi isn't ‘generating more clicks' or 'getting more traffic’ to your website – for him, success can only be measured on the actual level of enquires generated from following and implementing the steps in their 'Aggressive Growth Blueprint'.

Tobi has 10 years of experience in marketing & sales and a huge passion for entrepreneurship.

If your business has the ambition to grow and would like to know the exact steps on how to achieve this then it would be worth a conversation.

Speaking at: 12:30 - 13:15

Dr Jane Townson

Chief Executive Officer, United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA)

Jane is the Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA), the professional association for providers of home care. Its mission is to promote high quality sustainable homecare services, so that people can continue to live well at home and in their local community. Jane was on the Board of UKHCA from 2015 and was Vice Chair from 2017 to 2019.

Jane is the founder of LifeSpan100, whose purpose is to empower and encourage people to make the most of the 100 year life. For 9 years was a Senior Independent Director on the Board of the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and CEO of Somerset Care Group.

Prior to this, Jane was CEO of the Somerset Care Group, which she joined in 2011 as a Non-Executive Director before being appointed as CEO, leaving at the end of 2018. She was also Chairman of the Board of YourLife Management Services, a housing with care joint venture between Somerset Care and McCarthy and Stone.

Jane’s first career was in international leadership roles in research and development in ICI, AstraZeneca and Syngenta, where she was Global Head of Bioscience Research. She then established her own business providing consultancy and training on the link between nutrition and health, working with private individuals and local authorities in the field of public health.

Jane is an award-winning Chief Executive, Chairman and expert on the evolving technological, political and social forces shaping organisations which provide some of the most essential human services. Her experience comes from a range of businesses in industries from social and health care to housing, and from food production to medical screening.

From 2005 to 2014 she was Senior Independent Director on the Board of the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health, learning disability and community health services.

Speaking at: 13:15 - 14:00

Leon Livermore

Chief Executive, Chartered Trading Standards Institute

Bio coming soon

Speaking at: 14:00 - 14:30

Sapphire Consulting 

Kristy Gouldsmith, GDPR Consultant at Sapphire Consulting

Bio coming soon

Speaking at: 14:30 - 15:00

Other speakers are being confirmed and we will update further soon.

We will also add a timetable of speakers, CPD certified workshops and the events program will also be posted in due course.