Joyce is currently working as a consultant in leadership development / coaching across health, local government and education. She worked for the Department of Health and the Local Government Association on the national framework for Health and Wellbeing improvement. She is a leadership facilitator working with Chief Executives and Leaders across systems. She has chaired two Improvement Boards.
She retired in March 2012 after 17 years as a Local Authority Chief Executive. Her last 7 years were in Wigan where in her final 15 months she was in a shared CE post with the Ashton Leigh and Wigan PCT. Prior to that she helped to reintroduce the CE role to Gloucestershire County Council and to take it from a poor to a good Authority. She started her CE career by setting up the small unitary authority of Monmouthshire. Joyce has a varied public sector background including being one of the first group of Industrial Relations Officers employed by the BMA.
She is married with 2 adult daughters.
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