Helen Hughes, Chair

Helen has over 25 years Board level leadership experience in public services. She is a qualified accountant whose career has focused on managing NHS organisations, improving patient safety in the NHS and internationally while working for the World Health Organisation and more recently as CEO and COO at the Equality & Human Right Commission and Parliamentary and Health Ombudsman respectively. She is CEO at a new start up, Patient Safety Learning. Helen brings a personal understanding to Solace’s work and is committed to supporting the organisation to deliver excellent services, doing that by being a strong and supportive employer.