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Vanessa Ford

Chief Executive

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Having joined the Trust as Director of Nursing and Quality Standards in May 2016, Vanessa Ford became Acting Chief Executive in August 2019. She was made Chief Executive in October 2020.

Vanessa has a wealth of experience, and in 2016, returned to the organisation where she completed her training more than 20 years ago, having previously been both Interim Director of Nursing and Quality Assurance and Deputy Director of Nursing and Practice at Devon Partnership NHS Trust as well as Director of Nursing Standards and Governance at West London Mental Health NHS Trust.

Vanessa is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and member of the Royal College of Nursing.