Ossie Newell is a retired Director of AMEC Plc., a large multi-national project management and construction services group, a professional manager and a chartered engineer and was responsible for engineering on a worldwide basis and for the profitability of 17 companies internationally, mainly in the oil and gas industry.
This was the position he held for the last 10 years of his business career. In August 1999 he suffered a stroke and has worked tirelessly ever since as a volunteer in the Health Service, almost on a daily basis.
He has represented patients from the East Midlands at a Summit Conference for Stroke Survivors held in Parliament prior to the launch of the National Stroke Strategy. He is also a retired Board Member of the Acute Care Hospital where he was a stroke patient.
He is passionate about stroke care, (awarded an MBE for Services to Stroke in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List on 13th June 2009) stroke service provision and research and his interests lie in developing partnerships, which will contribute strongly to strategic improvements for patients within these areas of interest.
Ossie is Founder and President of @astroke; an Ambassador for Stroke Rehabilitation at the University of Nottingham; Joint Chair of the Nottingham Stroke Research Consumer Group; Former Member of the University of Nottingham Stroke Research Strategy Group; Member of 7 Stroke Research Trial Steering Groups at the Universities of Nottingham, Leicester & Leeds; Associate of CLAHRC–NDL and a Patient Representative on many groups within the Local, Regional & National Health & Social Care Networks & Committees.