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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Dr Abi Fadipe | Medical Director

Dr Abi Fadipe | Medical Director

Dr Abimbola Fadipe, MBBS, MRCPsych, MSc, PGCert (management) is a Consultant Psychiatrist currently working clinically in outpatient dementia care. She has over 18 years’ experience of working with people with mental health problems in different areas of London and the South East. Her areas of interest are in developing interventions that improve quality of life in dementia, outcome measures and clinical leadership training in multidisciplinary teams. She has a wide experience in the field of research and obtained a Master’s degree in Psychiatric Research from the University College London.

As a Clinical Director for six years, she has led on various local and national change programmes. She trained as a Quality Improvement Coach with the Institute of Health Improvement and has provided support for a number of Quality Improvement Projects in South London.

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