Senior Workforce Lead NHSi/e

I am a highly experienced and well-regarded Deputy Director of Workforce in London; passionate about the NHS, I want to ensure that its people are continually developed, motivated, and are well led in order to meet the health needs of the population. I am capable, kind, compassionate and collaborative, and understand how to influence culture change.

I am currently on a six month secondment to NHSe/i for London, working on leadership support.

I have Board experience largely via Non Executive roles, and I have deputised for the Directors of HR at Epsom and St Helier and King’s. I am a Trustee/Non-executive Director position with a charity called ‘Hand Of’. Previously I was a non-executive Director of Bromley University Technical College from inception through to approval by the Department for Education.

In my substantive role at Epsom and St Helier I keep both a Trust and system-wide perspective within SW London. I play an active role in the SW London Health Partnership, working across the system on workforce planning, organisation development, and apprenticeships. I was the Senior Responsible Officer for the SW London Consortium for Trainee Nursing Associates, which was one of the original Pilot Test Sites.  

I have good relationships with other NHS bodies. I work closely with Health Education England on workforce planning, implementing new roles, and the development of the current workforce. As such I have won numerous awards from the National Training Awards for vocational programmes and apprenticeships, and helped King’s to achieve Investors in People Gold Standard. I was instrumental in St George’s becoming the Lead Employer for South London for GP trainees.

I am a member of the Steering Group for the London Leadership Academy for the National Management Training Scheme, and for the Organisation Development Network.

I have supported my Trusts to develop enabling cultures and I developed and designed a leadership development strategy, plan, and programmes for St. Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I lead on the staff engagement programme, and have put in place learning communities to ensure sustainability.

I successfully designed and implemented a cultural change and organisational development strategy for the acquisition of the Princess Royal Hospital, Orpington Hospital and Beckenham Beacon (parts of former South London Health Trust) whilst working for King’s College NHS Foundation Trust.   I chaired a number of committees within King’s Health Partners on widening participation, leadership, and the support workforce. I also contributed to the organisational development programme for the Clinical Academic Groups within KHP.  

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