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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Sarah Burchell | Adult Community Physical Health Services

Sarah Burchell | Adult Community Physical Health Services

Sarah has worked with Oxleas since 2014 and has held senior positions within a range of services, including learning disabilities, mental health and adult community services, and as Associate Director and Clinical Director for Bexley and Greenwich.

Sarah also led the development of Bexley Care which is the partnership between mental health and physical health services within Oxleas and the London Borough of Bexley Adult Social Care. This included the development of a single point of referral to these services as well as working within localities to support the care of residents closer to home.

Sarah, who is a qualified nurse, has a particular interest in developing more responsive, integrated and person-centred services closer to home for people and was delighted to return to adult community services as the Service Director in 2021.

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