Diane qualified as an RMN in 1990 and began working in East London initially as a Staff nurse in St Clements before moving to Hackney and holding a number of positions including nurse specialist PICU, matron and lead nurse.
In 2003 Diane was appointed as head of nursing for forensic services and in 2005 became associate director of forensic nursing. In 2010 Diane was appointed to deputy director of nursing post for East London NHS Foundation Trust. In addition to the deputy director of nursing role Diane was service director for all inpatient services in Luton and Bedfordshire and was part of the transformation team.
Diane joined Sussex Partnership in July 2016 as the executive lead for nursing and patient experience.