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Non-executive Director

Shirley Pointer joined the Trust as a non-executive director on 1 December 2015. 

Shirley has worked in both the public and private sectors and is a highly respected, experienced leader and senior executive with extensive experience in the areas of people, organisational capability and change.

Shirley joined CUH from the Department of Health where she was the HR Director. She has also held senior leadership roles in the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills and the Department for Trade and Industry. 

Prior to joining the Civil Service Shirley spent 20 years in the private sector, primarily in financial services. Latterly she was the HR Director for Abbey National Retail Bank (now Santander). She also has non-executive experience gained in the charity sector as a trustee of the Whitehall and Industry Group, an organisation whose primary purpose is to build understanding and co-operation between the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Shirley brings extensive experience of working with senior leadership teams delivering transformational change. Her focus is to create successful organisations through authentic leadership underpinned by robust governance and management practices.