Helen is an experienced leader in organisational effectiveness and transformational change. She has held leadership roles in healthcare in the UK and the World Health Organisation and the National Patient Safety Agency, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Parliamentary Health Services Ombudsman and the Charity Commission. She Chairs a Charity, Solace Women's Aid. Her leadership roles in patient safety include designing the first patient safety infrastructure and policy for the NHS in England, Director of the National Reporting and Learning System and executive lead of the global ‘Patients For Patient Safety’ programme. Helen's passion for improved patient safety is informed by personal family insight into the impact of unsafe care and the ineffectiveness of organisational responses to learn from error and she currently leads Patient Safety Learning, a charity and independent voice for improving patient safety.