Estelle’s background is in social care and she began her career as a social worker. She joined Oxleas in 2004 to manage the Greenwich Older Adults Community Mental Health Team which she helped to set up in 2000 while on secondment from Greenwich Social Services.
On 1 April 2011 she left her role as Service Manager to take up a new job as Director, Older People's Mental Health Services. This was a completely new directorate and part of the trust’s move from borough-based to trust wide, functional directorates.
She lives in Blackheath with her husband; they have two sons.