Cara joined Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust in February 2017. She began her career in 1990 as a registered nurse in Australia and has a wide range of clinical and management experience in both the NHS and Australian healthcare systems. She has completed both a Masters of Nursing (Flinders University) and Masters of Business Administration (Adelaide University).
Prior to moving to the UK she worked as a nursing director at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide. In 2008 she moved to the UK and worked as a deputy chief operating officer at Peterborough and Stamford Foundation Trust before moving to become deputy chief executive/chief operating officer at Hinchingbrooke HealthCare Trust.