We are delighted to be able to announce that Julie Hapeshi, has agreed to take on the role of co-chair for People in Health West of England. Julie will be sharing this role with Cathy Rice, our public contributor co-chair. Julie brings to the role a wealth of experience and insights. She is Deputy Director of the Research Design Service (RDS) and of Research & Development at Gloucester Hospitals Trust and a founding member of PHWE. In addition, her RDS role links Julie to the new INVOLVE team. We are all looking forward to working with Julie in her new role as co-chair.