Mark Palethorpe

Executive Director for Integrated Health & Care & AO/Place Lead
St Helens ICP

Mark is the Accountable Officer for NHS St Helens CCG and the Executive Director of Integrated Health and Social Care within the Council.  Prior to this, Mark spent five years at Cheshire East Council as Executive Director for People’s Services with responsibility for Adults Social Care, Children and Young People, Public Health and Communities. 

Mark has previously spent 6 years at Cheshire West and Chester Council responsible for Adults Social Care, Children and Young People commissioning and Public Health where he was the lead director for the national ‘All Together Better’ programme forging relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders locally and nationally.

Mark has a wealth of experience in collaborative working and integration and is a passionate advocate for ensuring services genuinely improve local people’s lives and tackle the root causes of inequalities.

Mark has built up his skills, knowledge, and experience through a range of local authority, voluntary and private sector roles including working in Bath and North East Somerset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Stoke on Trent, Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East.