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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Lisa Thompson | Children and Young People’s Services

Lisa Thompson | Children and Young People’s Services

Children and Young People’s Services

Lisa joined the NHS in 1994 ​as a Speech & Language Therapist with a particular interest in working with pre-school children and their families.  Since transferring to Oxleas in 2011 with Greenwich Community Health Services she has had a variety of roles including Head of Profession for Speech & Language Therapy and Trust Lead for Allied Health Professionals.  

In 2014 she moved to Adult Community Services and became Head of Service for Specialist Teams and was appointed as Associate Director for Adult Community Services in Greenwich in 2017. 

Lisa is delighted to return to the Children & Young People’s Directorate as their Director. She has a Master’s degree in health management and enjoys transformation work which enhances the quality of services and improves patient experience.

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