Sam Allen, Chief Executive

Sam Allen, Director of Strategy and Improvement

Sam Allen became Chief Executive of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in March 2017. 

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.