Elizabeth Shassere

Elizabeth Shassere


Elizabeth worked for 20 years in the public sector as a senior manager and executive director. A registered public health consultant with a master’s degree in public health, she successfully led several multi-million pound departments through major programmes of change. She has worked in England in the NHS and in local government, as well as in the U.S at the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For the past several years she has been involved in digital startups and entrepreneurship, including founding her own company, Textocracy. It is a company committed to its purpose of bridging the digital divide and giving more people a chance to have a voice in public service design and delivery. She volunteers and mentors locally and internationally with startup programmes, including in Gaza.

She specialises in writing clear, concise plain English reports to inform policy for Boards and executives from complex, technical information. She has recently written about digital transformation in the NHS and inclusive growth and its impact on the economy and health for Public Health England.

She is a fellow of the RSA.