Since qualifying as an Occupational Therapist in 1986, Liz has focused her NHS career on empowering people and communities, building on their strengths while recognising their challenges. She is passionate about working with people, communities and colleagues to transform services to ensure sustainable health and care services.
Liz has experienced first-hand the positive impact that working together in partnership with others has for local populations and she is a strong advocate for fully integrated care which puts people, and what matters to them, at the heart of services. She is deeply committed to creating a thriving organisational culture through meaningful conversations, encouraging and empowering teams to innovate and improve.
Liz has been part of the Torbay and South Devon family for the last seven years, having previously worked in mental health, learning disabilities and social care services in Lincolnshire, Hampshire, Cheshire, Somerset and Devon. Prior to her appointment as Chief Executive at Torbay and South Devon Liz held a number of senior executive positions including Director of Workforce and Organisational Development, Director of Operations and Deputy Chief Executive.