Tell us about your career to date:
Registered mental health nurse with over 35 years’ experience working within the NHS in a variety of clinical and leadership roles. Prior to taking up the NED role for Bridgewater in September 2020 my most recent post was as Chief Nurse and Deputy Chief Executive within a neighbouring mental health and community Trust.
I have also worked as a NED within the quality improvement organisation AQuA.
What is the most important thing for you in your role?
Working with the rest of the Trust board to ensure our people are supported to help them deliver the best services we can in our communities.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
The ability to review and support quality initiatives and making sure they are having the desired positive impact.
What is your main focus for the year?
To get to know the Trust’s services and its people.
To contribute to the discussions around the development of local integrated services within our communities.