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Sally Scales

Sally Scales

Head of NHS Executive Search - NHS Executive Search PROFILE
Sally joined the NHS Leadership Academy in January 2013 and leads NHS Executive Search. As well as overseeing the delivery of board level executive search projects she also leads several national aspiring director talent schemes and plays a key role in the development of national talent management initiatives. She has over twelve years’ experience of executive search, seven of which were gained within the commercial executive search industry.
Prior to joining the Leadership Academy she worked for a leading AIM-listed HR Consultancy where she delivered a wide range of senior executive recruitment projects across the public and private sectors, latterly specialising within education, local and central government.
Her early career was spent working within HR and recruitment within a FTSE 100 company.  Sally holds a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Leeds and an MSc in Healthcare Leadership from the University of Birmingham. She is an ICF accredited coach and Action Learning Set facilitator and is qualified to deliver a range of psychometric tools.