Sam Allen became Chief Executive of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in March 2017.
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 improve experience and outcomes.
Sam is a Chartered Manager, Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and holds an MBA from Aston Business School.