Lorraine is an Executive Director at University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM) where she commenced as an YTS Trainee at the age of 16. Her first managerial role in the NHS was in Estates and Facilities and it is here that Lorraine fell in love with the profession. She undertook a wide range of managerial roles within Estates, Facilities and the Private Finance Initiative (PFI), prior to becoming Director of Estates, Facilities and PFI in 2017.
Lorraine has a Masters in Facilities Management and extensive experience of working collaboratively with PFI partners and contributes her expertise at a national level through her work with the Cabinet Office’s Supplier Relationship Management Programme. She is a values driven leader with strong professional standards and expectations, driven by the delivery of safe, compassionate and effective care.
Lorraine was born in Stoke-on-Trent and faced difficult early challenges in life growing up in the care of the Local Authority. She is keen to draw on this lived experience and inspire disadvantaged children to realise their full potential.