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Executive Directors

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Dr Nick Broughton, Chief Executive

Nick joined the Trust in November 2017 as Chief Executive.  Nick was previously Chief Executive at Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.  Nick is a psychiatrist by background and has worked as a Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry since 2000.  He graduated from Cambridge University in 1989 and completed his medical training at St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School.  He trained in psychiatry in North West London.   During the course of his consultant career he has worked in a wide variety of secure settings including a specialist remand service, an enhanced medium secure service for women, a remand prison and a young offenders’ institution. Nick held a number of managerial positions prior to joining Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust including being Clinical Director for a forensic service and Medical Director of a large specialist mental health Trust.  In January 2012 he was appointed Chair of the National Clinical Reference Group for Secure and Forensic Mental Health Services, a position he held until 2014. He was joint Clinical Director and Co-Chair of London’s Strategic Clinical Network for Mental Health and a Director of Imperial College Health Partners.

Paula Hull
Paula Hull, Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals

Paula qualified as a registered nurse at Southampton Hospitals in 1988. Following a long career in community nursing, she became a practice nurse, working in primary care for over 10 years. After several years as a Matron in Primary Care, she joined Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. She also worked at South Central Strategic Health Authority as a patient safety manager. She attained a Masters in Leadership and Management from the University of Southampton in 2013 and became the Associate Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals in the Integrated Services Division in 2014. This included responsibility for all Nurses and Allied Health Professionals and accountability for ensuring patients, service users and families are at the heart of our services.

Paula Anderson
Paula Anderson, Finance Director

Paula joined the Trust in 2009, and was appointed as Deputy Director of Finance in 2014. Prior to this, Paula’s finance experience was within commissioning, including the Finance Director for Mid-Hampshire PCT between 2001-2006. As part of her role at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, Paula leads on Finance, Estates, Procurement and Contracting and is the Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) for the Trust.

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Paul Draycott, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development

Paul Draycott joined the Southern as Director of Workforce and Organisational Development in November 2017. A former general nurse, Paul has first-hand experience of working and supporting front line NHS services.

Paul joined the NHS in 1985. Amongst others he has held previous Board-level posts, including Director of Leadership and Workforce at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust; Director of Organisational Development and Workforce at both Shropshire County Primary Care Trust and Shropshire Community Healthcare NHS Trust. He was also Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Karl Marlowe
Karl Marlowe, Medical Director

Dr Karl Marlowe joined the Trust in April 2018. Karl trained at Liverpool Medical School, Barts and The Royal London, Maudsley Hospital and Guys and St Thomas Hospitals, with postgraduate qualifications from UCL and the Institute of Psychiatry, as well as the Said Business School at Oxford University.

Dr Marlowe was Clinical Director of Adult Mental Health at East London NHS Foundation Trust. He is also Group Chair of the Social Interest Group (a not-for-profit organisation set up to enrich and extend opportunities for people facing social and health challenges).  Karl recently worked as liaison psychiatrist for renal medicine at Royal London Hospital, providing mental health input to patients undergoing dialysis or awaiting a kidney transplant.

Karl lectures at Queen Mary, University of London (medical school) and City and University of London (nursing school).

Dr Marlowe was born and raised in the Caribbean, and has worked in Bermuda and New Zealand as well as the UK.

Barry Day
Barry Day Chief Operating Officer

Barry is an experienced Chief Operating Officer who has worked in both NHS and local authority settings. In his role, Barry is focused on supporting and enabling front line staff to deliver the best possible patient care, ensuring the trust is integrating mental and physical health care most effectively to serve local communities.

A former social worker, Barry has operated at senior and executive level within a range of NHS trusts including in Coventry, Leicester, London and Berkshire. Barry has previously served in the RAF and as an outdoor pursuits instructor. He is also a qualified and experienced coach and mentor.