Dr Mark Potter
Interim Medical Director
Dr Mark Potter took over the role of Interim Medical Director in January 2017.
Mark joined the Trust in November 1991 and has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in a Community Mental Health Team in Battersea since that time.
He has held a variety of medical management roles within the organisation, most recently as Clinical Director for Wandsworth. Shortly before taking over as Interim Medical Director he was appointed as Clinical Director for the Acute Care Pathway service line within the new Service Line Management structure.
Interim Clinical Services Director
Eileen joined the Trust in May 2017 as Interim Director of Clinical Services from the acute sector where she has over 20 years of operational experience.
Her focus is always to support organisations to improve and achieve their quality and performance standards often working in organisations which have undergone significant change or with specific challenges. She is currently covering a secondment whilst at the Trust.
Director of Finance and Performance
Philip joined the Trust, as our permanent Director of Finance and Performance, in March 2017.
Philip is a Certified Accountant with over 30 years of NHS and public sector experience encompassing time within Mental Health, Acute and community providers as well as within the commissioning environment. He has previously managed clinical services within a surgical services directorate and has brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from across the wider NHS.
His position prior to joining the Trust was as Chief Finance Officer covering the two Clinical Commissioning Groups within Buckinghamshire.
Director of Nursing and Quality Standards
Vanessa Ford joined the Trust as Director of Nursing and Quality Standards in May 2016.
Vanessa comes to the Trust with a wealth of experience, returning to the organisation where she completed her training more than 15 years ago, having previously been Director of Nursing Standards and Governance at West London Mental Health NHS Trust and both Interim Director of Nursing and Quality Assurance and Deputy Director of Nursing and Practice at Devon Partnership NHS Trust.
In addition to her NHS experience, Vanessa is one of two National Professional Advisors to the CQC for Mental Health Nursing, and is also a Honorary Lecturer at Kings College in London.
Vanessa is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and member of the Royal College of Nursing.