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.
Director of Strategy and Commercial Development
Suzanne joined the Trust as Director of Strategy and Commercial Development in March 2015.
She is a speech and language therapist by background, with a clinical MSc and MBA. Suzanne worked clinically in a number of London trusts including Guy’s and St. Thomas’ and Barts and the London, before moving into operational management at Hammersmith and Charing Cross NHS Trust and St. George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust.
Suzanne worked in key strategic roles at St. George’s in the five years before joining the Trust, including responsibility for overseeing the integration of Community Services Wandsworth into the organisation. She was programme director with responsibility for leading the Foundation Trust application and was Acting Director of Strategy at St. George’s prior to joining the Trust.