Sylvia Cheater is a Lay Member (Audit) for a Clinical Commissioning Group and also works as an Independent Public Health Advisor. Previous posts include Regional Food and Nutrition Lead (Department of Health NW) and a range of health promotion and public health roles in primary care and in the voluntary sector.

Her particular interests are in food and nutrition, oral health and early years. She is a Charitable Trustee of Henry and is involved in several other voluntary organizations. She was awarded the MBE in 2016 for voluntary work around women and the community.