Liz Howes has 20 years’ experience of senior management in the NHS, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities. Liz led on a service improvement project in mental health services as part of a national pilot with the National Institute for Mental Health in England, and was responsible for leading a multi-agency project to provide new homes for people with learning disabilities that promoted social inclusion and personalised care. Her previous posts have included interim director of learning disabilities and specialist services and head of services redesign and information services at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust; and director of mental health services at Leicestershire and Rutland Healthcare NHS Trust.