Roger Dunshea has worked in the NHS in Scotland, Wales and England in a variety of positions including Staff Nurse, Project Manager, Clinical General Manager and Executive Director roles. Between 1997 and 2013 he was a Director with OFWAT (the economic regulator of the water sector in England and Wales) with responsibilities covering finance, information systems, human resources and procurement. He has been the chair of governors at a central Birmingham high school and a non-executive director with the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust.
He is a member of the General Chiropractic Council, an independent member of the Medical Research Council's Audit and Risk Committee , an independent member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission's Audit and Risk committee and a member of the Geological Society's audit committee. He is a volunteer field worker with Natural England and a community bus driver in north Shropshire. He is a Chartered Public Finance Accountant and Fellow of the Geological Society.