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Moira Johnston

Moira Johnston

Senior Programme Lead - NHS Executive Search PROFILE
Moira Johnston joined the NHS Leadership Academy after 15 years in the private sector, where throughout her career she held roles in recruitment, training and HR.
After  graduating with a 2:1 in Classical Music from King’s College, London, Moira joined the central London division of Countrywide Plc where she began her career, and after 3 years became Head of Recruitment and Training for their prime central London brands before becoming an Area Manager and part of the Senior Management Team in 2010.  After 11 years with them, she left to join a boutique recruitment firm before making the move to Yorkshire in 2013.  
Moira then started working for multi-discipline, multi-sector board advisory, executive search and talent management firm primarily serving high-growth, mid-market private and family owned businesses, where she led on senior leadership recruitment and talent management projects, and provided regular career coaching for individuals she supported.  Before joining the NHS, she established a stand-alone HR function for an AIM listed Plc.
Moira lives in York and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.