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Our Executive Directors

Our next Board meeting

The schedule for our 2021 Board meetings is now available.

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Julian Emms

Chief Executive

Julian was appointed our CEO in 2012, and has overseen our successful transformation into a Foundation Trust, our integration with community health services and our latest CQC rating of ‘Outstanding'.

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Alex Gild

Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer

Alex started in the NHS as a trainee finance assistant in 1996 before joining us in 2006. In 2009 he was appointed Acting Director of Finance and is now our Chief Financial Officer.

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Dr Minoo Irani

Medical Director

Minoo has been working as a Consultant Paediatrician since 2001, holding positions as Lead Paediatrician, Locality Clinical Director and Lead Clinical Director with us before being appointed as Acting Medical Director in 2015 and as Medical Director.

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Debbie Fulton

Director of Nursing and Therapies

Debbie qualified as a nurse in 1989 and has undertaken a number of management and leadership roles with us, most recently as Deputy Director Nursing, before being appointed as Acting Director of Nursing and Governance in December 2018.

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Kathryn MacDermott

Acting Director of Strategy

Kathryn joined in April 2019 as Director of Strategic Planning. She has over 30 years’ experience having worked in community health, primary care, research and transformation. She was appointed Acting Executive Director of Strategy in December 2019.

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David Townsend

Chief Operating Officer

David spent 10 years in the private sector, taking on senior leadership roles and leading transformational projects, before joining the NHS in 2004. By 2010, he was appointed our Director of Operations and in 2013 became our Chief Operating Officer.