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Executive Directors

Heather Mitchell, Director of Strategy and Infrastructure Transformation


Heather joined Southern Health in August 2019 as Director of Strategy and Infrastructure Transformation

Prior to joining the Trust Heather was  Director of Strategy and Partnerships for West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), where she held the responsibility for CCG strategy and business planning, mental health commissioning across Hampshire, children’s commissioning for West Hants CCG, digital transformation and governance.  

She previously worked with Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare (HRCH) NHS Trust, a community services provider, where she was the Director of Planning and Performance.  In her last year with HRCH she was the Programme Director for an innovative, patient focussed, outcome based commissioning contract for Richmond, working for four provider organisations to deliver integrated care.  

In the course of her career Heather has held a diverse portfolio and her experience includes responsibility for strategy development, commissioning, service development, bids and tendering,  contract negotiation and management, information management and performance and estates.  

Heather holds a Master’s Degree and PhD in Civil Engineering and prior to joining the NHS she worked in engineering consultancy and project management. 

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