Raj Bhamber is the Interim Group Director of People at Barts Health NHS and was previously the National lead: Engaging and Supporting People Leaders & Human Resource Directors at NHS England and Improvement. Prior to joining NHS England & Improvement, she was an interim Director of People & OD in the Hertfordshire and West Essex system, formerly at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust and latterly at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust. She has enjoyed a broad and diverse career in the public and private sectors, including three years as Director of People and Organisation practice in an iconic global services firm. She has held variety of Executive Director and Board level roles in health authorities and Foundation Trusts in London and the Home Counties. Raj holds a BA ( English and Sociology) from the University of British Columbia, Canada; an MSc Leadership in Human Resources from UMIST ( international electives at Harvard and ERASMUS), and is a chartered fellow of the CIPD as well as a trustee of two charities.