Denise is Deputy Chair of the Board.
Denise's most recent executive role was as Chief People Officer for Bupa, the global healthcare business, and she has now commenced the next phase of her career as a non-executive director. She has recently joined the board of Connect Group PLC, is a member of the advisory boards to both Leeds and Exeter University Business Schools and also the Chair of the Remuneration Committee for the British Heart Foundation.
Prior to joining Bupa, Denise ran her own business, and before this she was the Group HR Director for 3i Group PLC, the FTSE 100 private equity company. She has a strong 'blue chip' background, and sector experience in manufacturing, financial services, professional services and healthcare, including roles at Ford Motor Company, Arthur Andersen, Midland Bank/HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank. She was also an equity partner with EY LLP.
Denise has a diploma in business coaching and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
She is an English graduate from the University of Leeds.