Skip to content
Open menu Close menu

Ms Joanne Marshall

Director of Human Resources and OD

Ms Joanne Marshall

Joanne Marshall was appointed as Director of Human Resources and OD at the University of Bradford in December 2013.

She oversees the University’s Human Resources, Organisational Development and Health, Safety and Wellbeing Services and is passionate about people. Her aim is to provide first class, supportive and innovative professional leadership, expertise and services to help drive delivery of the University's mission, objectives and business plan.

Joanne has worked in Human Resources within both the private and public sectors, for over 18 years and is originally from a nursing background, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to support Bradford in its transformation agenda. In 2009, Joanne was awarded NHS HR Director of the year Award for role model/contribution to the profession and in 2015 she was awarded European HRD of the year (not for profit) by her peers in HRO Today Magazine.

Previously the Director of Organisational Culture Development at NHS England she developed and lead on a number of OD programmes aimed at creating and supporting a new culture in order to sustain the achievement of the national priorities and objectives of NHS England. Prior to this she was the Executive Director of Workforce & OD Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust where her portfolio included, Strategic HR, Organisational Development, Learning & Development, Communications & Engagement and Corporate Services.

Joanne also led the equality & diversity agenda as both Director of Human Resources & OD at Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Director of Workforce & OD at Lancashire Care FT. During her time at Lancashire Care, the Trust became a Beacon site as an Equality & Diversity partner in the NHS and won an award for its work on E&D in 2012.

She is also currently the Vice president for HPMA, a school governor and the Director of a local drama group for children aged 8 - 18. Joanne is married and lives on a working farm with her husband and two children.

Contact details