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Therese has extensive NHS Board level experience, working across community, mental health, acute and specialist healthcare in the NHS.

She joined our Trust from Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, where she was Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Strategy.

Therese’s previous experience includes senior leadership roles at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Liverpool Community Health. She has also spent a short period working in the private sector with GP provider companies.

Before joining the NHS in 1999, Therese spent nine years working in health development in Zimbabwe, Somaliland and Pakistan.

Alongside her Chief Executive role, Therese is the place lead for the Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership, with responsibility for the work of the integrated care board, which is a sub-committee of the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB), and she sits on the NHS West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board. She is also West Yorkshire’s Neurodiversity (ND) Champion, supporting the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership’s programme on autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) across all ages.

Therese is a Trustee on the Board of NHS Providers where she represents the interests of mental health trusts.


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