Non Executive Director
Helen has served in the public sector for over thirty years in both Health and Education Sectors and has held a variety of roles including a number of senior management positions. Until April 2016, she held the post of Head of School for Health, Care & Sport in Belfast Metropolitan College. Helen led and managed teams as they brought about change in very challenging situations. She has successfully overseen quality, performance and innovation in line with stakeholder requirements, has led through major inspections and managed a wide range of projects all within significant budgetary constraints. As well as participating in a number of working groups within the college, Helen was a member of a range of stakeholder groups, collaborative fora and strategic partnerships. Helen began her career as a nurse and midwife. She was a midwifery teacher before moving into the role of practice nurse with responsibility for Health Promotion. In 1998 she took up the post of a Lecturer in Early Years and Health & Social Care. Helen is married and has four children.