Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Born and raised in Leeds, Sam became Interim Chief Executive of Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust in September 2023. Her previous roles at the Trust were as Executive Director of Operations and as Managing Director, during which she established the Trust as an official NHS provider.
Sam has a wealth of health and social care experience, specifically serving the people of Leeds. She has worked across all sectors of the NHS including community, mental health, commissioning, and acute services. From 2020, as part of the national drive to protect people against the global pandemic, she successfully led the Covid 19 Vaccination Programme for Leeds.
Passionate about ‘Team Leeds’ and working in a way that patients and their families can understand, she has led many partnerships across the city, collaborating with the public and voluntary sectors to improve outcomes for people in need of care and support.
Sam holds an MBA from the University of Durham Business School, gained after studying with the Open University. As her leadership career began with few formal qualifications, she remains committed to harnessing potential through workforce training and development and to creating an inclusive culture for all.