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Mary Foulkes


In November 2018, Mary Foulkes, OBE, will be joining as our new Director of People & Organisational Development, a role shared between South West London & St George's and South London and Maudsley.

Mary is a highly experienced HR Director who has worked at senior levels for over 20 years in a range of different sectors including manufacturing, banking, third sector and the NHS. She has worked in single site hospitals through to European wide HR operations and during her time at HSBC Global Investment Banking she was responsible for global HR operations for a business unit of around 100,000 people across a broad diversity of cultures.

Mary has been a local councillor in Southwark, and received the OBE in 2003 for her charitable work and services to diversity.  She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

In her current role Mary is the Chief Director of HR for Southend Basildon and Mid-Essex Hospitals (MSB Group of Hospitals) where she sits on the Joint Executive Group. This affords her first-hand experience of managing relationships and delivery across multiple organisations.  Mary has a strong interest in organisational development and transformation, and has achieved Six Sigma Green Belt accreditation.