Cheryl has 26 years’ experience in health and care. Originally an NHS graduate management trainee, her career has involved director level positions covering strategy and policy, commissioning, and business development, as well as regional leadership roles in consultancy and local government.
Since 2011 she has led joint work operating across NHS and local authority organisations in Leicestershire, setting up Leicestershire’s Health and Wellbeing Board, as one of the Department of Health’s early implementation sites. Between 2013 and 2015 she was also the east midlands regional adviser for local government for Health and Wellbeing Board development.
Since January 2014, as Leicestershire’s Joint Programme Director for Health and Care Integration, Cheryl has led the planning and implementation of the Leicestershire ‘Better Care Fund’, a multi-agency transformation programme with a pooled budget of £39m.
Cheryl has lived in Leicestershire since 2005, and has a BA (1990 – University of East Anglia) and MA (2010 – University of Leicester), both in English Literature.