Tuesday 30 July 2013

Alan Franey, Friend Of Savile, Councillor

Independent – Wednesday 04 June 1997
‘Savile got Franey the job in Broadmoor so that Franey could then promote Savile to the position of Entertainments Manager.’
Alan Franey, the chief executive of Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire, which houses some of Britain’s most dangerous patients, is to leave his post next month it emerged last night.
The hospital, which was the subject of an inquiry earlier this year following allegations that a child paedophile ring was operating within its walls and that patients held child pornography videos, will advertise for a new head to replace Mr Franey, 49, when he leaves on 25 July.’ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/broadmoor-chief-resigns-1254020.html
2011 “We were close friends for more than 20 years, we used to pop into the Palace after the Marathon”
Addendum:  ‘The Sunday Telegraph established that the civil servant behind Savile’s appointment to take charge of Broadmoor, the high-security hospital, was subsequently prevented from working with children
Allegations against Savile include sexual assaults of patients at Broadmoor, where he was initially an “honorary entertainments officer”.
Brian McGinnis ran the mental health division of the Department of Health and Social Services in 1987, when plans were drawn up to appoint Savile to run a taskforce overseeing the hospital.
Health service sources said they understood Mr McGinnis was “instrumental” in the creation of the taskforce, which began work the following year.  He was under-secretary for mental health with responsibility for the high-security hospitals when Savile and other members of the group were recruited.
In a book about psychiatric care, Alan Franey, an NHS administrator who wasappointed to the same taskforce describes being issued with the invitation in 1987 – during “an unusual meeting in the Athenanaeum Club in London with some officials who shall remain nameless.” (at which Savile was present).
UPDATE:  ‘He is now CEO of Barndoc, out of hours doctor’s surgery and alsodeputy leader of Welwyn and Hatfield Council, Hertfordshire. Had a little peek at his Register of Interests and he has member of ‘Queens Oak‘ listed. Only Queen’s Oak in Hertfordshire coming up is Queen’s Oak Lodge, Provincial Grand Lodge of Hertfordshire. So looks like we should be addressing him as Bro. Alan Franey in future.
Interesting to also note that Leader of Welwyn and Hatfield Council, Councillor John Dean also lists Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution in his register of interests.

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