Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust , Chief Executive
As the Chief Executive, Tom is the accounting officer for the Hertfordshire Partnership University Foundation Trust and carries full responsibility for the Trust's strategic direction, performance, planning, business management and development. He also leads the Executive Team.
Tom has overseen several major transformation programmes that have seen the development of new models of care, new facilities and the Trust culture. Under his leadership, HPFT has been rated as ‘good’ by the CQC.
Tom also leads the Sustainability Transformation Plan (STP) for Hertfordshire and West Essex.
Tom began his NHS career as a mental health nurse in 1987 and between 1998 and 2001 held senior posts with several trusts before being appointed to Director level roles with North Essex Mental Health Partnership Trust.
He moved to HPFT in 2005 as Executive Director of Nursing and Practice Governance. He became Deputy Chief Executive in late 2007 and then Chief Executive in April 2009. Tom is a member on the NHS Providers Board.
Tom has been recognised for his leadership and has been named in the HSJ Top 15 Chief Executives in 2017.