Our Executive Team

Our Executive Team are experienced NHS professionals with specific management and operational skills. They are responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the trust. The Executive Team is led by Chief Executive Ify Okocha and the members are:

  • Ify Okocha - Chief Executive
  • Iain Dimond - Chief Operating Officer
  • Abi Fadipe - Medical Director
  • Jane Wells - Director of Nursing 
  • Neil Springham - Director of Therapies
  • Rachel C Evans - Director of Strategy and People
  • Azara Mukhtar - Finance Director
  • Lisa Thompson - Service Director - Children and Young People
  • Sarah Burchell - Service Director - Adult Community Physical Health Services
  • Lawrence Mack - Service Director - Forensic and Offender Healthcare
  • Aisling Clifford - Service Director - Adult Acute and Crisis Mental Health
  • Lorraine Regan - Service Director - Adult Community Mental Health/Adult Learning Disability 
  • Alison Furzer - Director of Digital Services
  • Rachel Evans - Director of Estates and Facilities
  • Sally Bryden - Trust Secretary/Director of Corporate Affairs and Strategic Development


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Aisling Clifford | Adult Acute and Crisis Mental Health Services

Aisling Clifford | Adult Acute and Crisis Mental Health Services

Aisling has worked in health care since her teenage years, beginning as a Health Care Assistant at her local community hospital.  She qualified as a Mental Health nurse in 2002 and has worked in various nursing and senior leadership roles in adult and older peoples’ community, inpatient, crisis and liaison services in London.  

These roles included Programme Manager at the South London Partnership, and Associate Director and Deputy Director of Nursing roles at various London trusts.  

Aisling joined Oxleas in September 2021 as the Service Director for the Adult Acute & Crisis Directorate. She has a particular interest in service user and carer contribution to service design and oversight; and is committed to creating the best conditions for front line clinicians to flourish.

With expertise in establishing a multi-agency approach to health care, she has in-depth experience of working closely with police and ambulance services, the local authority and health partners to simplify care pathways for staff, patients and the public. 

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