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 previously 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, as well as working a CQC Special Adviser in the areas of leadership and governance.
Prior to joining the Civil Service Shirley spent 20 years in the private sector, primarily in financial services and has non-executive experience gained in the charity sector.
Shirley is currently a Non-Executive Director for a medium sized Housing Association and 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.