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Helen Ramsay

I have lived and worked in Oxfordshire for eighteen years, working for a local medical devices manufacturer producing leading edge diabetes care technology.  My mother is a retired GP and I have worked for most of my career in healthcare manufacturing.  I am a female fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineering and have an MBA from Cranfield University.  I bring both current technical skills and management expertise. I have built my career to a senior level in a large-scale multi divisional organisation and currently lead cross-departmental teams to deliver multi-million pound projects.  As a Black Belt practitioner of Lean Sigma, I understand what it takes to improve efficiency and output whilst at the same time never compromising on quality of product or service. I also have a keen interest in Artificial Intelligence and understanding how it can be used well and without harm to improve the lives of others. I am involved in several initiatives to use this technology to greater effect where I work and am interested in how this can benefit healthcare in general.

I am a keen advocate of diversity at work and actively promote this through outreach programmes within the Oxfordshire schools network.  I sponsor and deliver a number of initiatives in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, leadership and mentoring.  I work particularly to promote engineering and science as a valuable career choice for young women.

I am very impressed by the work of the Ambulance Service and believe that my current management experience and technical background within a highly regulated environment gives me a range of skillsets to enable me to fulfil my duties as a Public Governor.


If you would like to get in touch with Helen, you should do so at the following address:

Company Secretary
South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
7-8 Talisman Business Centre
Talisman Road
Bicester
Oxfordshire
OX26 6HR.

Or you can send an email to governors@scas.nhs.uk.