Elizabeth Burnley has a background in Occupational Psychology, HR and general management. Her career started within manufacturing industry, within railway and chemical engineering. After leading a company manufacturing industrial locomotives, she moved into consultancy in team development and assessment and selection methods, an area she then undertook for the Boots Company plc. After experience as a non-executive director within the NHS, Liz now chairs fitness to practise hearings for the Nursing & Midwifery Council and sits as a Lay Member for hearings at the General Pharmaceutical Council.
She has a BSc and MSc from the University of Nottingham, an MBA from the Open University and has an honorary doctorate from the University of Derby.
As a volunteer, Liz was Chief Guide for the UK for 5 years and continues as an active volunteer.
Mrs Burnley has been appointed from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018.