Mark Palethorpe - Place Director (St Helens)
Mark has a wealth of experience in collaborative, integrated working and is a passionate advocate for services that tackle inequalities and improve people’s lives.
After leaving school, Mark’s first job was as an Occupational Therapy Assistant which led to his passion for social work. He then moved to Bath to complete a degree in Sociology followed by a Diploma in Social Work.
Mark has since honed his skills and knowledge via a range of local authority, voluntary and private sector roles in Bath and North East Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Cheshire West and Cheshire East.
Combined with a joint role as Accountable Officer for NHS St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group, Mark was appointed St Helens Council’s Executive Director of Integrated Health and Care in February 2021.
He previously worked as Executive Director for People’s Services at Cheshire East Council and led on Public Sector Transformation across the sub region of Cheshire and Warrington.