For over 30 years Mrs Webster has had a professional involvement with the NHS in the UK. Starting as a Registered Nurse, she later moved into the Medical Supply Industry in 1987.
Working for a range of both international and UK based medical companies has meant that she has had much interaction with the NHS and through this has become knowledgeable in NHS issues relating to wound, continence and stoma care and latterly worked with the leading infection control business Vernacare Ltd. In addition, she has developed a strong network of relationships with clinical, procurement, and senior management contacts across the UK.
Prior to joining the Trust, she held Senior Executive and Board level posts, where she was influential in leading strategic business development and directing sales, marketing, customer care, and engineering functions.
Being an ex-nurse has influenced her in various ways; she values the process of researching carefully to ensure that products and services work well and are genuinely beneficial to patient outcomes. Furthermore, it has given her an informed view and influenced her approach in dealing with new product development which she has been actively involved with from concept to launch.
Her key achievement in product development has been her invention from concept to launch of a new infection prevention product, which won the Queen’s Award for Innovation; which she was honoured to personally receive from Her Majesty the Queen in July 2011.
She took early retirement in 2012 and since this time has been a Volunteer Enterprise Mentor for PRIME (Prince’s Trust Charity for people setting up in business when over 50) and continues to provide mentoring on a voluntary basis.
Mrs Webster is in her second term as a Non-Executive Director and is chair of the Quality Committee and nominated Non-Executive lead on learning from deaths.
In addition she is also a member of the Finance Committee and Remuneration and Nomination Committee.