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 Birmingham and Solihull regional lead. Theresa is passionate about workforce development and getting the best out of people through staff engagement; inclusion; culture development and coaching. Through her leadership at BWC, the people agenda remains a top priority in delivering high quality care for women, children, young people and their families. More recently Theresa was appointed as the HR Director for the Nightingale Hospital Birmingham where she was responsible for the mobilisation of a trained workforce within a staggering 10-day period. Theresa strives to champion the support to vulnerable women and children, as a board member for Woman’s Aid.