New interim Chief Executive for Oxleas

News: Dr Ify Okocha

We’re delighted that Dr Ify Okocha has taken up the role as our interim Chief Executive Officer. 

He moves into the role from his current position as Deputy Chief Executive and has worked with Oxleas for 25 years, 12 of those as our Medical Director. 

His appointment follows the departure of our former CEO, Matthew Trainer, who left to take up a new role as Chief Executive for Queen’s and King George Hospitals at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. 

Dr Ify Okocha said: “I am delighted to be taking on this role and looking forward to working with colleagues across Oxleas and South East London. We have an exciting new strategy for Oxleas which we are all looking forward to putting into action.” 

Oxleas Chair, Andy Trotter, said: “Matthew’s passionate commitment to patient care and the wellbeing of staff has been vital in the way Oxleas has risen to the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. I am confident that Ify and our strong Executive Team will continue to build on this.” 

Published on 24th August 2021