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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Alison Furzer | Director of Digital Services

Alison Furzer | Director of Digital Services

Alison joined Oxleas in 2009. Her previous career was in senior operational and project management roles within the banking sector. She has a law degree and experience of implementing process and technology change both within retail and investment banking and more recently the NHS.
Alison initially worked in Oxleas as a business manager within mental health services and has been Director of Informatics since 2013. In this role Alison has managed a number of large projects such as the deployment of our new clinical system, mobile working and the development of our business information system for Oxleas.

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