Stanley is a nurse by background and has spent most of his career in the NHS, working in mental health services. He has held a range of executive director posts, gaining substantial experience working in newly merged organisations, including integrating health and social care services to create new organisation cultures and identity.
He has led services through strategic change both operationally and professionally.
In more recent years, he has worked as a health consultant undertaking specialist roles or interims in the UK and also Asia.
Most recently, he was executive chief operating officer for Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust.