Maureen Bignall takes on one county's biggest jobs as the new Director of Human Resources with Wye Valley NHS Trust (WVT).
Maureen comes to the county from North Devon Primary Care Trust bringing many years of experience in NHS personnel and development NHS with her.
Maureen joins WVT with the Trust, among the county's biggest employers, on the verge of a huge decision as to its future. Her role will be crucial to that future and the shaping of health care in the county.
She said she was "looking forward" to supporting the Trust and its staff in engaging with that change and the challenges presented.
Maureen replaces the Trust's interim Director of HR Ken Hutchinson who left WVT at the end of last year.
Derek Smith, WVT chief executive, said Maureen's "expertise and experience" would be great asset to the Trust.