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Helen Thomson

Non Executive Director

Helen was appointed as a Non Executive Director in May 2019. She is a member of the Quality Committee and the Business Committee.

She holds an MA in Leading Innovation and Change from York University and a first degree in management from Leeds University. She is a Registered Nurse and Midwife and a Registered Midwife Teacher as well as a qualified coach.

After beginning her nursing career in Leeds she has held clinical, management and education posts across West Yorkshire. She held a number of NHS Board posts since 1993 as Director of Operations, Chief Nurse and Deputy CEO until her retirement in 2014. She was also appointed as Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire in 2012.

Helen is now an independent Healthcare Consultant, a council member of the University of Huddersfield where she chairs the Audit Committee, a member of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel of the Department of Health and Social Care and a Trustee of the charity Sue Ryder, where she chairs the Health and Social Care Sub-committee.

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