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Helen Ives

Helen Ives

Chief People Officer, NHS Professionals

Helen joined NHS Professionals in January 2023 as Chief People Officer and has a wealth of human resources experience, not only from the NHS, where she has worked for several years, but also from a range of other sectors including technology, logistics and professional services.

During her time at Solent NHS Trust as Chief People Officer, Helen designed and delivered the Trust’s ‘Great Place to Work’ strategy, where she won the Innovation in Practice Award from the British Psychological Society for her work on leadership development.

Helen was also seconded to the NHS England team as Workforce and Training lead for the Covid-19 vaccination programme, before joining Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board as their Chief People Officer.

With an impressive track record of innovation, collaboration and partnership working, Helen is passionate about people and teams, with a focus on belonging, inclusion and connection to a common purpose.

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