Executive Director of Operations
After a short stint in the private sector, Sam started her NHS career in 1989 in Harrogate and worked in community, mental health and learning disability services.
She moved to Leeds in 1994 and has worked in a variety of operational, planning and business development roles. Sam was Managing Director of NHS Leeds Community Healthcare from July 2009 to April 2011 when she led the organisation’s transition to NHS Trust status.
Sam is passionate about making local services more accountable to local people, with significant experience of involving service users, carers and the public in developing and delivering services. Sam is committed to the delivery of cost effective, preventative and responsive community services in Leeds.