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Tracie Jolliff – Biography

National Head of Inclusive System Development at NHS England and NHS Improvement


Tracie Jolliff – National Head of Inclusive System Development at NHS England and NHS Improvement

Tracie Jolliff is National Head of Inclusive System Development at NHS England and NHS Improvement. She strategically leads the inclusion portfolio of work for the People Directorate in Leadership and Life-long Learning (LLL) as part of her portfolio within the EDI function. Tracie crafted the knowledge enhancing work of Building Leadership For Inclusion (BLFI),  that has influenced a suit of interventions for the NHS – to raise the level of ambition on inclusion, quicken the pace of change, and ensure that leadership is equipped to achieve and leave a sustainable legacy on inclusion. Tracie is also the designer and host of the Racial Justice Seminar Series, the first of its kind for the NHS as part of the Executive Suite of offers for LLL. 

Best known for her inspiration and insight in relation to progressing social justice and inclusion across systems; Tracie is a leadership development and OD practitioner who designs and implements effective and ethical leadership strategies, which have at their heart justice, inclusion and sustainability.  She’s an experienced executive coach and a Visiting Professor who has spoken and lectured on leadership and inclusion nationally, working with government representatives and other bodies to address these themes across the public sector.  As a contributing author, she sees herself as a positive disrupter of the status quo and a global citizen.   

Tracie believes that she must ‘preach what she practices’ and courageously holds herself and others to account for the values they espouse; playing her part in supporting and nurturing the development of inclusive, effective, creative, insightful and connected leadership across the NHS system and beyond.