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Victoria Pickles

Vicky Pickles

Victoria Pickles

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Director of Corporate Affairs, Group Company Secretary and Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Area of responsibility

Victoria is responsible for overseeing the functioning of the Chief Executive’s office. Victoria is also responsible for the smooth running of corporate governance in the organisation and the Trust’s communication function. In addition she also leads on the vaccine programme, is responsible for the hospital’s Charitable Trust and has executive responsibility for the Trust’s RAAC programme.

Committee membership

Audit and Risk Committee, Charitable Funds Committee

External Appointments

Trustee Overgate Hospice

Qualifications

 MA in Public Relations; Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Governance

Vicky Pickles

Background / Profile

Victoria joined the Trust as Director of Corporate Affairs and Group Company Secretary in February 2019. In October 2021 was appointed joint Deputy Chief Executive Officer with Rob Aitchison. Victoria was previously Company Secretary at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust for five years, following two years as Director of Corporate Affairs at Leeds Community Health Care. She also has nine years’ experience in primary care in roles covering communications, media relations, complaints, patient and public involvement and corporate governance. Victoria is an Affiliate Member of ICSA: The Governance Institute and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.