Sam Allen, Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Strategy and Improvement

Sam Allen, Director of Strategy and Improvement

Sam Allen leads on continuous improvement, strategic planning and partnership working. She is professional lead for the administrative workforce and is responsible for managing communications. 

Sam joined the Trust in 2009 and became a member of our Board in 2013. She is a Chartered Manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and the Trust Professional Lead for Administration. 

Sam started work in the NHS in 1996 and has a background both in the operational management and leadership of mental health services and health and social care commissioning. Sam also gained valuable experience working with an international healthcare organisation in the private sector. An important aspect of her work is developing effective partnerships with experts by experience, families and carers, clinicians, support staff and partner organisations, to ensure efficient clinical care and ultimately improve experience and outcomes using resources effectively.