Associate Director, EY
Caroline Beardall joined EY as an Associate Director in 2021, having previously served as Regional Director of People (South East) for NHS England/NHS Improvement responsible for 250,000 staff delivering the best healthcare in the world to a population of nine million people, including, from March 2020 onwards, all aspects of the South-East’s workforce deployment response to Covid-19.
In this latter capacity she was also a senior leadership team member National People Directorate and designer and leader for National Health and Care Reserve 2020/21 – reimagining the way the NHS plans and delivers workforce supply for pandemic surges and other future pressures.
Caroline started her professional career as a nurse, subsequently moving into human resources (HR) and organisational development (OD), working for the Department of Health, the Scottish Executive Health Department and in a range of NHS providers, implementing new services and developing service improvements.
Between 2006 and 2010 she also worked for the Ministry of Defence as Cross-Government Lead for Health, providing focus and developing relationships to deliver organisational improvements between the Ministry of Defence, the Department of Health, the NHS and the Devolved Administrations’ health-related departments.
She subsequently served as Director for Organisational Effectiveness for the NHS provider regulator and improvement agency and is an Executive/Senior Manager Coach.
Caroline is an experienced Board Director for HR & OD, leading strategies focussed on staff engagement, inclusion, leadership development and wellbeing, as well as supply and sustainability to deliver better health and care for all.