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Katrina Percy, Chief Executive 

Katrina has been with Southern Health as its CEO since its conception. She is the accountable officer for the organisation. Her focus is on developing the organisation’s vision and the overall strategy, including transforming the way in which care is provided alongside ensuring a rigorous focus on delivering outcomes for the people we support. She leads the Executive team, and influences health policy at a national level. Katrina started in the NHS as a graduate trainee and has held roles nationally and internationally within all sectors of the health service.

Chris Gordon
Dr Chris Gordon, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Performance, Quality and Safety

Chris joined the Trust in April 2014, having been interim Chief Executive of Winchester and Eastleigh Hospitals Trust. He has also worked with the CQC and at a national level within the Leadership Academy. He is an Elderly Care Consultant with a specialist interest in Parkinsons’ Disease. Chris leads on quality and patient safety and on business development and delivery including contracting and commissioner engagement. He also takes responsibility for Business Continuity, Emergency Planning and is the Lead Director for the CQC.

Sandra Grant
Sandra Grant, Director of People and Communications

Sandra has been with the Trust since its inception. She is CIPD Post Graduate qualified and leads our People Management functions, leadership development and training for our staff, our Communications team and creating the culture we need within the Trust to help everyone deliver our goals. Additionally she leads on Equality and Diversity and Charitable Funds for the Trust. Sandra influences at a national level working with the King’s Fund, NHS Providers’ Network and National Staff Council.

Mark Brooks
Mark Brooks, Chief Finance Officer

Mark is an FCMA Chartered Accountant who joined us in September 2013 and came to us as an experienced Board Director within a Mental Health and Community Trust and within the private sector. Mark has held international roles across a variety of sectors. Mark leads all things financial, our Estates, Facilities Management and Information Technology functions. He oversees the Trust’s corporate governance arrangements, information governance and health and safety. Given the challenging financial environment for the Trust and wider health and social care sector, Mark will ensure we live within our means and influence the wider system in the interests of our patients.

Julie Dawes
Julie Dawes, Director of Nursing and Allied Health Care Professionals

Julie is an experienced Director of Nursing and AHPs with a background in both clinical and general management. She has previously held Director of Nursing positions with Cladderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, Portsmouth’s Hospitals NHS Trust and Central South Coast Cancer Network. Julie’s clinical background focuses on oncology and palliative care nursing with many of her clinical years spent working on the South Coast. Here at Southern Health, Julie also leads on infection control, safer staffing and safeguarding of adults, young people and children; and provides professional leadership for nurses and AHPs including professional standards, education and revalidation.

Della Warren
Dr Lesley Stevens, Medical Director

Lesley has been with the Trust for many years as a Consultant in general adult psychiatry and more recently as Clinical Director and Director of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Services. She previously held academic positions at the University of Southampton. Lesley provides clinical leadership for the medical and psychology workforce, including medical revalidation. She leads on patient experience and engagement, research and development and medicines management. As part of her role Lesley is the Caldicott Guardian and the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act lead for the Trust. 

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Chris Ash, Director of Integrated Services (MCP, West)

Chris joined the Trust in 2012 from Portsmouth Hospitals Trust where he was Associate Chief Operating Officer for Unscheduled Care. Chris is a graduate from the NHS Management Training Scheme and has held roles in Acute, Mental Health and Local Government Services. Most recently Chris was the Trust’s Divisional Director for the Southampton and West Hampshire Integrated Service Division. He now has responsibility for these services as well as for Children’s and Family services.

Mark Morgan
Mark Morgan, Director of Operations (Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Social Care)

Mark joined the Trust in April 2015 pending a recruitment process to the substantive role. He has worked in interim management since 2007, with a number of senior roles in Foundation and non-foundation Trusts, as well as the independent sector. Originally training as a Mental Health Nurse in 1982, Mark worked in a number of mental health; commissioning and acute settings. Following an interim director role in a private mental health company, Mark decided to become live on the NMC register and undertook his return to practice course in 2014.

Gethin Hughes
Gethin Hughes, Director of Integrated Services (MCP, East)

Since joining the Trust in 2008, Gethin has held several posts including Divisional Director for the South East Integrated Services Division. Gethin previously worked in senior roles within the acute sector in both London and locally. Gethin will continue to lead integrated services in the South East division, adding responsibility for North and North East Divisions and our leading role in the North East Hampshire and Farnham Primary and Acute Care System vanguard.

Paul Streat
Paul Streat, MCP Provider Development Director

Paul joined in January 2016 from the health sector regulator Monitor where he was Regional Director, accountable for the regulation of all foundation trusts in the South of England. In his 8 years at Monitor Paul has worked with a wide range of foundation trusts to address a wide range of strategic and performance challenges alongside a regional system leadership role working with NHSE England and the NHS Trust Development Authority. Paul will take the executive lead for delivering the South Hampshire Multispecialty Community Provider Vanguard - Better Local Care.