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Joanne Harrison

Joanne Harrison

Joanne Harrison

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Director of People and Organisational Development

Area of responsibility

Joanne was appointed in September 2019 and takes a pivotal role in putting our people at the centre of the Trusts strategic ambitions. Our people and organisational development practices support the Trust to attract and retain dedicated NHS colleagues, continuously develop their skills and knowledge, in a supportive culture. This is a key enabler to the Trust delivering its strategic ambition of supporting our people to thrive and flourish and in turn deliver high quality services for our local population.

Committee membership

People Committee, Charitable Funds Committee, Nominations and Remuneration Committee (advisory capacity), Appointments and Remuneration Committee (advisory capacity)

External Appointments



BA (Hons) Business Studies and Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management, Chartered Fellow of the CIPD

Joanne Harrison

Background / Profile

Joanne has over 20 years’ experience of working in Human Resources and Organisational Development, in both the private and public sector. Joanne’s previous roles include: Deputy Director of Workforce and Organisational Development; Interim Executive Director of Workforce and Organisational Development; with other HR and Operational management roles across the NHS, service sector and retail. Key skills include the development of people centred practices, health and wellbeing initiatives, workforce planning and strategic Human Resources management.