Chief People Officer
Appointed: October 2020
Raffaela is an experienced board director, with 20 years’ experience across Local Government, NHS and the private sector. Having joined BWC in October 2020, Raffaela has a particular focus on empowering her colleagues to ‘bring their whole selves to work’ and is committed to driving true inclusion through innovative, forward-thinking people practices. Raffaela is the Joint Programme Director for the National NHS Universal Family Programme - the Care Leaver Covenant. She has worked closely with Trade Unions to develop the first Pregnancy Loss Policy in the NHS and has been an advocate for heart-led people policies through chairing a national working group for Chief People Officers. Raffaela was awarded the HPMA HR Director of the Year in 2020 and sponsors the Trust LGBTQ+ Staff Network.