Stephen Moir Chief people officer, NHS England

Stephen Moir

PS Leadership Board

Executive Director of Resources for the City of Edinburgh Council: I'm particularly interested in wellbeing, engagement and human capital/analytics

Stephen Moir joined the City of Edinburgh Council in July 2017 as executive director of resources where he leads the corporate and customer services for Scotland's capital local authority, He joined from  NHS England, where he was chief people officer and head of profession. 

He is working with councillors, the chief executive, colleagues and partners to provide leadership to enable the 2050 City Vision to be achieved. Moir has strategic leadership responsibility for the Resources Directorate of 4,500 people covering a range of enabling corporate and customer services: HR & OD; finance and commercial; legal, audit and risk, including health & safety; property and facilities management; ICT/digital; customer, incorporating: customer contact, revenue & benefits, corporate shared services and council-wide business support/administration services as well as the Lothian Pension Fund.

At NHS England he led a range of corporate functions including people (HR) and organisation development; health, wellbeing and safety; workplace diversity and inclusion; internal communications and corporate social responsibility for a direct workforce of 5,100 people in the organisation charged with managing £106 billion of public expenditure annually, to improve health outcomes for the people of England. 

In addition, in his national role as head of profession for HR in the NHS, Moir represents the HR profession, informing national policy and debate on NHS workforce issues and is a co-chair of the NHS Social Partnership Forum with the trade unions representing over 1.3 million NHS workers. He is also a member of the NHS Equality and Diversity Council.

Moir has worked both within and beyond HR, in the NHS, Local Government and the Police Service including roles at national, regional and local levels. Stephen has held a range of non-executive director roles, including as a Board member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and as a former President of the Public Services People Managers’ Association (PPMA). Moir and the teams he has led have won a number of industry awards and he has been recognised by peers in ‘HRMost Influential’ and HR Director of the year award nominations on a number of occasions.