Teresa is an executive leadership coach, speaker and business consultant. She is also a Non-Executive Director for North Cumbria Integrated Care Foundation Trust, the Chair for the national charity Nurse Lifeline and trustee for the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS), Scottish Veterans Residents (SVR) and Trauma UK. She graduated as a nurse from St. Bartholomew’s hospital in 1988 and still holds her registration.

Teresa recently left the Royal Air Force after 27 years at the rank of Group Captain having broken many glass ceilings. As a specialist Aeromedical Evacuation Nursing Officer, she deployed across the world to some of the most complex and challenging environments.

Teresa has led at all organisational levels and is skilled in recognising and nurturing individual strengths for the collective achievement of strategic goals. As a medical planner she was responsible for the medical plans for operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans, supporting global UN missions and was the RAF medical lead for the Ebola crisis in 2014. As Clinical Director for overseas Defence Primary Healthcare in 2020 Teresa also led the Covid-19 response, responsible for 13 overseas bases.  One of her greatest leadership achievements was relocating Defence’s Rehabilitation centre from Headley Court to Stanford Hall when she was the Commanding Officer (CEO).

For her leadership Teresa has been awarded the Queens Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS), the Associate Royal Red Cross (ARRC), the OBE and CBE. She lives in the Lake District, spending any precious spare time in the fells with her rescue dogs; ‘Woolfie’ from Transylvania and ‘Simba’ from Cyprus.

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