Theresa joined the NHS in 2003 following a long career with Marks and Spencer where she held roles in Commercial Management and Human Resources. She has extensive workforce development experience operating in senior board level roles and has led the people element of the merger of two NHS organisations. She held a national role as lead for Clinical Leadership at the Department of Health and continues to champion leadership and workforce development as the HR Director for Coventry and Warwickshire Health and Care partnership. Theresa is passionate about workforce development and getting the best out of people through staff engagement; inclusion; culture development and coaching. Theresa strives to champion the support to vulnerable women and children, as a board member for Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid.