Nicola started working in the NHS in 1991 as a finance management trainee. Since qualifying in 1995 as a Chartered Accountant with CIPFA she has held a number of senior finance roles across South Wales, including 16 years working for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
After joining Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in 2014, initially as an Assistant Finance Director, Nicola quickly progressed to be appointed to the role of Executive Director of Planning, Digital and IT in 2015 and more recently she took on the role of Deputy Chief Executive.
Nicola led the Clinical Futures Programme across the Health Board area and the opening of The Grange University Hospital in 2020. She is passionate about the continuous improvement of services and ensuring patients and the public are at the heart of our planning. Nicola is also a strong advocate of personal development and training to ensure staff are well equipped and motivated to deliver the challenges of working for the NHS.
Nicola was appointed as Chief Executive of the Health Board in September 2022.
Proud to work and live in Wales, Nicola enjoys spending time with her family and friends.