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Cathi Shovlin, Director of Workforce

Cathi ShovlinChief People Officer

Cathi joined the NHS at UHB, appointed as Deputy Director for HR in 2017 and then Director of Workforce.

Cathi is an English graduate and communications postgraduate who started her career as a journalist before moving in to general management. From that she moved in to human resource management and organisational development. She has worked in private and public sector organisations, and has spent most of her career in human resources and organisational development in the social sector.

Cathi became a charity sector leader operating at director level, specialising in employee relations, leadership and organisational development, and inclusion and wellbeing. She is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Leadership and Management, and an alumna of the Work Foundation’s outstanding leadership research.

She is a committee member of the West Midlands Healthcare People Management Association providing human resource development for the region, and is the Senior Responsible Officer for Workforce Transformation for the Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care System.