We will be bringing together a world-class expert faculty of leading practitioners and academics into the programme. Programme participants will have unique opportunities to learn from and talk with each of them. 


Participants on the programme will also be able to access our executive register through their respective programme leads.

Head of Inclusion and Systems Leadership, Tracie Jolliff

Head of inclusion, Tracie Joliff
Head of leadership for inclusion, Tracie Joliff

Tracie Jolliff is Head of Inclusion and Systems Leadership at the NHS Leadership Academy. She is best known for her inspiration and insight in relation to organisational transformation; facilitating the development of effective and ethical leadership strategies, which have at their heart, equality and sustainability. She is an experienced executive coach and has spoken and lectured on leadership and inclusion nationally, working with government representatives and other bodies to address these themes across the public sector.



Tracie continues to play a pivotal role in developing and promoting excellence in professional practice nationally, including contributing to and developing innovative leadership initiatives around building a sustainable, creative and diverse workforce.  At the Academy, she heads a portfolio of work which seeks to achieve system-wide cultural transformation through leadership for inclusion.  Tracie is also involved with initiatives which seek to enhance social mobility and eradicate poverty. She is a contributing author and describes herself as a global citizen and an activist for humanity and justice.

Programme lead for inclusion, Morvia Gooden

Senior Programme Lead for Inclusion and Systems Leadership, Morvia Gooden

Morvia is an executive coach, 360 feedback facilitator and ALS facilitator. As senior programme lead for inclusion and systems leadership at the NHS Leadership Academy, Morvia provides strategic inclusion support, leadership development and support for senior staff seeking director and CEO level positions. She is also a qualified Registered General Nurse, Registered Midwife and Health Visitor.


Since joining the NHS Leadership Academy in 2012, Morvia has combined both her leadership and clinical skills to influence the building of system-wide inclusive cultures from the board to the frontline. She has been an NHS employee for over 30 years and her passions are closely aligned with the underlying ethos and values of the NHS constitution, particularly the importance of building trusting relationships with all stakeholders, patients and staff alike.



Dave Thornton

Dave Thornton
Dave Thornton

Dave Thornton works as a successful and sought after Executive Coach and ‘top team’ developer for a range of organisations across the UK. He is a qualified Executive Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, MBTI facilitator and has a whole host of other experiences under his belt. He is a member of the Windsor Leadership Trust and is an Associate of the Kings Fund. His focus is on coaching senior executives and clinicians through change. Alongside his commercial sector portfolio, he works with a number of Royal Colleges and is a faculty member for the NHS Leadership Academy.


Dave has worked in a variety of senior NHS environments and has held national positions in a career spanning over 27 years. Establishing his current business over four years ago he works across the UK and beyond, coaching and challenging senior people to look afresh at the issues that face them.


His experiences and ability to enter into a rapport with those he works with, allows him to rapidly gain an empathetic understanding of issues, expectations and the subtleties of situations. As an experienced facilitator, Dave has the ability to tune into his audience allowing them to step out of their roles and think creatively about future opportunities, developments and products in a way that encourages new thinking.

Dr. Eden Charles

Dr. Eden Charles
Dr. Eden Charles

Eden Charles PhD has worked as a developer of leaders for over 30 years and is Managing Director of People Opportunities Limited.


He has been coach and consultant to Chief Executives, leaders of multi-national organisations and to senior managers from a variety of sectors and countries. His clients include leading organisations from nearly every sector of society including the armed forces, NGOs, local government, police forces, the NHS, the BBC and Channel 4, financial institutions, the oil industry, academic and educational institutions, and National and Local Government.


His work with the NHS includes designing and facilitating a number of Leadership Development programmes, coaching leaders, facilitating Board Development events including board coaching and working with organisations on culture change initiatives. Eden was part of the design and delivery team for the NHS Leadership Academy Top Leaders programme and presently facilitates a variety of senior programmes there. These include the Aspiring Chief Executives and the Nye Bevan Programmes. Eden also leads on the design and facilitation of the Academy’s positive action work, including the Ready Now and the Stepping Up programmes.


Eden has been working with transformational educational approaches such as self-managed learning and Appreciative Inquiry for many years. He believes that all learning is about change and works to bring about the kinds of change that lead to more productive and inclusive organisations.  He is recognised as a thought leader in the area of Organisational Development as it impacts strategy generally and inclusion in particular. His specialism is leadership development and he has designed and delivered on successful programmes for a wide range of public and private organisations.

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