Chief Operating Officer
Jennifer leads the successful operational delivery and improvement of all the Trust’s clinical services, having previously worked at a senior level in a number of acute and community trusts across London.
Jennifer works with her team to shape South West London mental health services around the needs of our local communities, and with system colleagues to support urgent care pathways as well as preventive strategies to support mental wellbeing. Jennifer has a particular interest in digital transformation and the positive impact digital can have on patient care. As part of the Kingston and Richmond place leadership team, Jennifer supports local priorities around mental health and in particular children’s and young people’s mental health service transformation.
Jennifer joined the Trust in March 2020, having previously been Director of Operations at Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust where she led operationally on the Trust’s adult surgical services. While at Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Jennifer led the delivery of district nursing, rapid response and rehabilitation services, and worked on empowering staff to work in a more mobile way.
Vik Sagar is a Chartered Accountant who started his career in the Corporate Finance department of Ernst & Young.
He is now a Finance Director who specialises in reviewing businesses to improve outcomes for all stakeholders. He has a particular focus on health care and the services sector.
Having always been a resident of south west London he is passionate about contributing to the local community. He joined the Trust in November 2017.
Vik is a member of the Finance & Performance Committee as well as the Audit Committee.
Ms Katherine Robinson, Director of Human Resources – Non Voting
Katherine Robinson is the Trust’s Chief People Officer in May 2022. Prior to that, she was Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development at the Trust on an interim basis since February having joined the Trust as a joint Interim Associate Director of HR in July 2021.
Katherine leads the Trust’s people agenda and progress against the NHS People Promise. She provides strategic leadership to the Human Resources and Organisational Development function, and works with internal and external partners to design and implement plans that develop our high quality HR service that allows us to continue to provide the best care possible to our local communities.
Katherine has worked in senior HR roles in the NHS for over 30 years. Prior to joining SWLSTG, Katherine was the People Director for NHS Blood and Transplant, a national Arm’s Length Body. Katherine is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and has a MSc in Strategic HR Management.
Sharon Spain is an Executive Director of Nursing and Quality.
Sharon was appointed to the role of Director of Nursing and Quality Standards in November 2020 having been acting in the role since September 2019.
Sharon has worked in the NHS for 22 years and started her career as a Registered General Nurse and used these skills to develop the Physical Health strategy and raise the profile in our Mental Health setting. It was during this time she became passionate about working with people with mental health problems and it led to her retraining as a Mental Health Nurse.
Sharon has worked in a wide range of services and specialities and completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Leadership. Sharon is passionate to improve standards of care for the people who use our services and developing the nursing workforce to ensure they have the skills and abilities to provide the best care possible. She is Responsible Person for the Use of Force Act which is to ensure all aspects of patients are cared for using the least restrictive practices, and where restrictive practices are used that staff are fully trained in the use, and every restrictive intervention is clinically reviewed to ensure it was safe and clinically necessary.
Sharon previously completed a secondment as the Acting Chief Nurse at Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.