Liz is an experienced health professional, training originally as a Children’s nurse in London, gaining experience working in a number of teaching hospitals in London and abroad before moving to the South West, initially to Somerset and eventually settling in Devon.
While working in the South West she further developed her leadership career as a Director of Nursing, Deputy Chief Executive and Interim Chief Executive in an acute NHS hospital. During this time she had the opportunity to work extensively on patient safety projects in partnership with organisations both here in the UK and in USA. Retiring from full time work in 2013, Liz worked with the Care Quality Commission on the hospital inspection programme in addition to taking up a Non-Executive position in an NHS trust providing mental health and learning disability services within the South West.
Liz enjoys living by the sea and has taken up the challenge of year round wild swimming - so far so good!