Patricia Simmons, Guardian

Patricia has over thirty years’ experience in managing staff teams and services in local authorities and charities, most recently for a London hospice.   

As an experienced HR manager, Patricia understands the full range of HR business operations and policy development to meet current employment law regulations and achieve best practice. She is a member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Chartered institute of Management CIM). Patricia has a post graduate degree in public services management and an MSC in management consultancy and organisational change.


I am compassionate and calm by nature, helping people find clarity.


Patricia says: “I became a Guardian because I believe that staff should be able to work in an environment of openness, fairness, and mutual trust. I understand workplace environments and the potential issues that may arise when things go wrong. I am compassionate and calm by nature, a good listener and objective and can help staff to find clarity and perspective on issues they are facing at work and help reach a resolution to their concern.