Helen Edmunds

Chief People Officer

Helen Edmunds

Helen joined Queen Victoria Hospital in March 2024 as Chief People Officer.

Prior to joining the Trust Helen was Director of People Strategy at NHS Kent and Medway, with strategic  leadership for the breadth of workforce development across the Kent and Medway integrated care system. This included provider Trusts, community, primary care training hubs, social care and voluntary sector.

Since joining the NHS in 1999, Helen has held senior leadership roles in ambulance, provider Trust, system and region across the people portfolio, including Head of Leadership and Organisational Development for the South East Leadership Academy and Deputy Director of Workforce Transformation for NHS England in the South West Region.

Helen is an experienced system leader, delivering people and culture change programmes in several system and regional roles, bringing system partners together to deliver workforce programmes, supporting improved patient outcomes.

Helen is passionate about people development, their wellbeing and cultural development as an enabler to improved service delivery.


Page updated: 10 April 2024