Director of OperationsLesley was appointed as Executive Director of Operations in February 2016, having previously held the position of Director of Operations since June 2015.
Prior to that Lesley had been Associate Director of Operations, having joined the Trust in 2011 from Wolverhampton PCT where she had been Director of Mental Health since 2006, and before that Director of Primary Care and Children’s services from 2004.
She started her NHS career as a registered general nurse at Sandwell District General Hospital. After qualifying as a registered sick children’s nurse she then worked at Birmingham Children’s Hospital occupying a range of specialist roles in children’s oncology services before moving into general management in the late 1990’s where she undertook a range of operational roles as senior nurse and general manager.
Lesley has had a successful record in managing a range of complex health services and has spent the majority of her career leading operational delivery and numerous transformation and service redesign programmes across a range of acute, community and primary care settings. Lesley has also recently completed the Leadership Academy Nye Bevan Programme leading to an Excellence award in Executive Healthcare.
Qualifications: RGN, RSCN, ONC, Dip HSSM