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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Rachel Evans | Director of Strategy and People

Rachel Evans | Director of Strategy and People

Rachel started her career as a government lawyer and has held a number of senior positions focusing on strategy development, change management and improving staff experience.  She has worked across a range of different public sector organisations, including in central government and in Europe. She joined Oxleas from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. 

She is the Senior Responsible Officer for Staff Equality, Diversity and Inclusion across the South East London Integrated Care System and is also Chair of the Bethlem Gallery, which works with artists who have experienced mental health services to lead change in health and society.

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