Michelle was appointed Director of Workforce & Organisational Development in January 2019, as a joint appointment with Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Michelle has been Director at Warrington & Halton from November 2017 after occupying the interim position since March 2017.
Prior to joining the Trust she was Associate Director of Workforce at Pennine Lancashire Transformation Programme and Senior Responsible Officer for Workforce, Organisational Development and Leadership working across organisational boundaries within East Lancashire & Blackburn with Darwen, including both Clinical Commissioning Groups, two Local Authorities, one Acute Hospital and one Mental Health Trust.
Michelle has worked in the NHS since 1984 initially joining the nursing profession and through this developed a passion for developing staff so they could deliver excellent care to patients and service users.
In 1997 she moved into Human Resources & Organisational Development and has gained extensive knowledge and experience in the management of HR services, employee engagement, staff wellbeing, and multi-professional education. Michelle is a Fellow of the Charter Institute of Personnel and Development.
Michelle is committed to supporting staff to put our patients at the heart of all we do and to enable them to recognise the Trust as a great place to work and receive care.