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.  She also has non-executive experience gained in the charity sector. 

In addition to her non-executive role Shirley is a CQC Special Adviser in the areas of leadership and governance. She also works as an independent consultant in the development and delivery of people strategies to enable organisational change. 

Her passion is to create successful organisations through authentic leadership underpinned by robust governance and management practices.