Lise-Anne Boissiere and Ruth Bailey appointed to our executive team

Published on 29 September 2022

We’ve appointed Lise-Anne and Ruth as Directors of People and Organisational Effectiveness on a job-share basis.

Lise-Anne Boissiere and Ruth Bailey have been appointed as the NMC’s new Directors of People and Organisational Effectiveness, on a job-share basis. Together they will be responsible for ensuring our organisation runs well, with quality people and processes focused on continuous improvement.

Lise-Anne and Ruth bring with them a wealth of executive experience across a range of corporate disciplines including people, change, governance and strategy and have worked together for the last couple of years at the Department of Levelling up, Housing and Communities leading the organisation’s response to Covid-19 and Brexit.  

Over the last five years, Lise-Anne has been the Director for Strategy and Private Offices at the Department responsible for Local Government, Housing and Communities and most recently led a short-term project on the operating model required to deliver on Levelling Up, before taking 5 months off to travel. Prior to this, Lise-Anne worked in senior leadership roles in the UK Civil Service on equality and human rights, housing, tourism and media.     

Ruth has most recently been working as an HR consultant both nationally and internationally and as a non-Executive Director for Hertfordshire and West Essex & South West London Integrated Care Boards. Prior to this Ruth was HR Director at the Department responsible for Local Government, Housing and Communities, the Care Quality Commission and the Cabinet Office.    

Lise-Anne and Ruth said:

“The work of the Nursing and Midwifery Council really matters. So, we are delighted to be joining the executive team. Our work will be at the heart of NMC’s mission to regulate, support and influence.

“We believe that our joint experiences will help to deliver better outcomes for professionals on the register, partners, stakeholders, people using health and care services and NMC colleagues. We are also committed to doing our work in a way that role models the vitally important values of the NMC.“ 

Andrea Sutcliffe, NMC Chief Executive and Registrar, said:

“Lise-Anne and Ruth are outstanding leaders who’ll bring a wealth of strategic management experience to bear at the NMC. To have just one of them join us would be a huge asset, so to be able to welcome them both is incredibly exciting.

“Together they’ll play a vital role. We’ve set ourselves 22 goals to achieve by 2025, and we can only do this by creating a working environment that enables all our colleagues to thrive. This means one founded on our values of fairness, kindness, ambition and collaboration, enabled by the right capabilities and ways of working, and underpinned by our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

“I look forward to working with Lise-Anne and Ruth toward these goals and creating a truly fit-for-the-future NMC.”


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