2000 – date Head of Human Resources, Ravensbourne NHS Trust/Bromley PCT
1999 – 2000 HR Consultant, NHS Executive, London Region
1994 – 1999 Human Resources Director, Lambeth Healthcare NHS Trust
Successful Recruitment and Retention initiatives including ‘Return to Practice’ programmes such that staff in post levels demonstrably improved against the trends in Inner London. Invited to speak at national conferences on recruitment and retention in nursing and flexible learning.
Development of practical strategies to address discrimination including
Establishment of accredited NVQ centre providing a comprehensive range of 9 awards to support service developments – received National Training Award (Dept. of Education and Employment).
Development of a range of training partnerships including national award-winning collaboration with UNISON – "Return to Learn".
Creation of multi-agency Learning Resource Centre for Trust, Social Services, GP practice and Health Authority managers and staff.
Range of significant employment policy developments e.g. discipline, suspension, smoking at work, HIV and employment, maternity and paternity.
Developed constructive working relationships with Trade Unions such that the Trust experienced no major industrial relations problems.
1992 – 1994 Deputy Director of Human Resources, West Lambeth Community Care NHS Trust
1990 - 1992 Acting Director of Human Resources, Priority Services, West Lambeth Health Authority
During this period I assumed the role of Director on two occasions for a total of 12 months and was responsible for all HR aspects of the progression to Trust status with effect from April 1992.
1986 –1990 West Lambeth Health Authority
1985 – 1986 Returned to full-time education to undertake a postgraduate diploma in general management.
1982 – 1985 Following graduation held a variety of jobs in service industries. This included a variety of temporary "manual" jobs as well as 18 months as deputy manager of a City of London pub.
Education and Qualifications
Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (1987/2000)
Diploma in Management and Administration (1986)
B.A. (Hons) in German, London University (1982)
3 ‘A’ Levels and 11 ‘O’ Levels
In 1996 undertook the "Common Purpose" educational programme which is a cross sectoral, multi-agency initiative which promotes partnership working. As a result developed significant external partnerships for Trust and from 1996 to 1999 was a Governor of Lambeth College.