Meet our directors
Danny MortimerChief Executive
Danny has been chief executive of NHS Employers since November 2014, leading work relating to workforce policy and practice.
Rebecca SmithManaging Director
Rebecca joined NHS Employers in April 2013 and was appointed director for the national engagement service in April 2016.
Paul WallaceDirector of Employment Relations and Reward
Paul joined NHS Employers in May 2015. His previous role was group head of reward in the Ministry of Justice.
Caroline WaterfieldDirector of Development and Employment
Caroline has responsibility for work delivering work on areas including supply, safe and values driven recruitment, raising concerns and regulation.
Daniel ReynoldsDirector of Communications and Membership Operations
A former journalist and now communications director with over 20 years’ experience of working in high-profile national organisations.
Andrea HesterDeputy Director of Employment Relations and Reward
Andrea leads NHS Employers' work on the NHS Pension Scheme reform programme and the total reward strategy for the NHS.
Paul Taylor-PittAssistant Director, Organisational Development
Paul co-leads Do OD, the expert organisational development resource for the NHS that helps OD professionals to connect, share, learn and grow.
Michelle WaytAssistant Director, Development and Employment
Michelle has worked as a human resources professional within the public sector for nearly 30 years.
Jennifer GardnerAssistant Director, Development and Employment
Jennifer leads the work of the development and employment team specifically on staff experience.
Liz GambrellInterim Director of Engagement (South)
Liz joined the National Engagement Service at NHS Employers in 2012.
Catherine WillsAssistant Director, Development and Employment
Catherine brings over 12 years’ experience in workforce policy and strategy in the public sector.
Kathryn GraylingAssistant Director of Engagement (North)
Kathryn joined NHS Employers in May 2020. Before this Kathryn had a clinical career spanning almost 30 years.