Victoria Downing-Burn – Chief People Officer

Victoria Downing-Burn is the Chief People Officer.

She has over 20 years’ experience working across a variety of NHS settings Somerset, from commissioning; mental health, community, and acute care.

She has previously held roles including the Director of Strategic Change and the Director of Strategy and Engagement in the NHS.

Victoria is leading the development of the long-term workforce and people strategy for the Somerset System embedding working differently for a sustainable future workforce.

Victoria has a PhD from the University of Bath, in People and Performance within the engineering sector, and extends her professional interests by supporting the Healthcare People Management Association Southwest as their Vice President, and as Vice Chair and governor at Bath College. Victoria is also Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Passionate about integration and working differently, she is highly experienced in developing and implementing people strategies and leading organisational change with compassion and care.