Isobel was appointed as the Chief of People and Organisational Development, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Yeovil District Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust in January 2022. Isobel started her career at Musgrove Park Hospital in 1988 and held several senior human resources and organisational development management roles, including at associate and deputy level, until she was appointed director of people and organisational development in 2018 for both Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust before the two trusts merged to form Somerset NHS Foundation Trust in April 2020. Isobel has played a key role in developing the Trust’s system of distributed leadership, in ensuring that the organisation’s values are brought to life in everyday behaviour. She has overseen a number of leadership development programmes that substantial numbers of our leaders have benefitted from. Isobel is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development