Trust Board Profiles

Non-executive directors

The non-executive directors are not employees and are not involved in the day-to-day running of the Trust. Non-executive directors hold other senior positions outside of the Trust and bring knowledge, experience and expertise from other fields, such as accounting, management and organisations outside of the NHS. Their role is to contribute (collectively with the executive directors) to the strategic direction, leadership and management of the Trust, to provide challenge to the executive directors and to bring an independent perspective to the Trust Board.

Peter Molyneux, Interim Chair

 

Appointed 1 November 2022

Since April 2018, Peter has been Chair of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and remains Chair there, as well as taking up the role here. He is a Board member of the Mental Health Network and the England Liaison for the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership

Peter is the founder of Common Cause Consulting, a research and design consultancy that brings organisations together to promote social, economic and emotional well-being.

He has written numerous reports and delivered programmes that changed the narrative around mental health, build community resilience and create cultures of learning across organisational boundaries. He is a Visiting Fellow at the John Madejski Centre for Reputation Management at Henley Business School (University of Reading) and Co-Chair of the Health and Care LGBTQ+ Leaders’ Network.

Sue Rubenstein, Non-Executive Director and Trust Vice Chair

Appointed: September 2019

Sue Rubenstein has spent her career in public and non-profit sector consultancy – most recently at Partner level – with core expertise in strategic leadership, board and governance effectiveness and organisational/institutional development. 

Sue is an experienced Non-Executive Director, including within in the North Central London system, having previously served the Boards of both Haringey Primary Care Trust and Whittington Health. She originally trained as a mental health social worker in South Africa before going on to a role supporting the non-governmental forum that crafted the post-apartheid housing policy and later as part of the delivery of the largest of Nelson Mandela’s special presidential urban renewal projects.

In addition to her role at Barnet Enfield and Haringey, Sue serves on the board of CHAT, a Multi-Academy Schools Trust in Enfield, and is Chair of Trustees of Bloody Good Period which campaigns for menstrual equity and makes period products available to refugees, asylum seekers and others who can’t afford them.

Charles Waddicor, Non-Executive Director

Appointed: March 2015

Charles Waddicor is also a Non-Executive Director at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. Charles has been an Independent Chair of the STP in Herefordshire and Worcestershire and since retiring as PCT Chief Executive for NHS Berkshire in 2013, he has worked for the Care Quality Commission as a National Professional Advisor and as a director for OPTUM. He is chair of the Mental Health Employment Projects Board and chair of the Board of Trustees of the Primary Care Respiratory Society. He lives in Haringey.

Catherine Jervis, Non-Executive Director, Senior Independent Director

Appointed: March 2015

Catherine Jervis has been an Executive team member at Achievement for All, a national educational charity, since 2011, responsible for the establishment of the commercial strategy and extending the reach of the charity to transform the lives of vulnerable children across the UK. She is a Non-Executive Director for the Independent Office for Police Conduct, and for the Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Catherine’s previous executive experience includes five years as Director of PwC, where she led the Children’s Team working primarily on education and social care assignments. Catherine recently completed a four year tenure as a parent governor for a large primary school in West London, where she was chair for the Inclusion Committee, responsible for setting up a new centre for children with autism. 

Catherine is a qualified accountant.

Paul Pugh, Non-Executive Director

Appointed: January 2020

Paul Pugh has over 25 years’ experience of board level roles in the public sector, and he has held executive and non-executive roles in central government, local government, NHS, education, and arm’s length bodies.

He was Chief Executive of HM Passport Office, and previously Executive Director of Operations, between 2010 and 2014. Previous roles include Regional Director of the Government Office for the East of England, Chief Executive of the national police training agency, and posts at Director level within the Home Office. He worked within the NHS as a non-executive director of North Central London Strategic Health Authority, Executive Director of North West London Strategic Health Authority, and HR Director at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust. Since 2015 he has held senior interim roles in London local authorities, supporting organisational transformation and strategy development.

Paul is a non-executive director of the Institute of Customer Service, a governor of Middlesex University, and a trustee of the Campus Educational Trust. He has lived in Enfield for over 30 years.

Anu Singh, Non-Executive Director

Appointed: May 2021

Anu Singh is also a Senior Independent Director at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, having joined in September 2020. She was Vice Chair of Whittington Health NHS Trust for six years, including a term as interim Chair. Professionally, Anu is a Board level local government and health leader and she has been a local authority Director of Adult Social Care.

Anu is passionate about person centred care and community empowerment. She was Director of Patient and Public Participation and Insight for NHS England and took the lead for the NHS nationally in ensuring that the voices of patients, carers and the public are at the heart of the way NHS works. She was also responsible for the WRES, equalities, health inequalities, person centred care and the national relationship with the voluntary and community sector.

Claud Williams, Non-Executive Director

Appointed: January 2022

Claud is an award-winning entrepreneur, board member, and executive coach. He has 12 and 11 years of executive and governance experience respectively through entrepreneurship and board roles. Claud currently also serves on the board of the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust and has previously served as Chairman for immigration charity We Belong.

Claud was the enterprise advisor for both Birkbeck and Loughborough universities where he has coached and consulted a range of businesses and start-ups. Claud brings a wealth of experience and innovation to the board room and often leads discussions around digital transformation, diversity, and communications.

Dr Farah Jameel, Non-Executive Director

Appointed: January 2022

Farah is a practising GP in Camden and Chair of the General Practitioners Committee in England. Having previously lived in the UAE and India, she has experience in both national and international healthcare systems. She draws on her clinical experience to influence national health policy, strategy and implementation.

Farah has served as an Executive Officer at the British Medical Association since 2017, including responsibility for leading contract negotiations on behalf of GPs in England. She has a particular focus on workforce, clinical safety, digital health, emerging technologies, new models of care and innovation. 

Farah’s interests are in culture, sustainability and transformation and she is passionate about the use of technology and data to improve patient outcomes. Farah is a Barnet resident and in a past life, she used to be a competitive swimmer and national level athlete.  

Dr Ivan Beckley, Associate Non-Executive Director

Appointed: January 2022

Dr Ivan Beckley is a medical doctor and entrepreneur enabling digital transformation to create a more equitable healthcare system. He also holds a BSc in Global health and an MSc in Health data science

 

Today, Ivan is an NHS clinical entrepreneur as CEO and co-founder of Suvera, a healthcare company enabling virtual care for people with long-term conditions alongside primary care. While at medical school Ivan worked with a number of leading health technology companies most notably Google’s DeepMind, working on AI healthcare algorithms for early detection of retinal disease. 

 

Ivan was awarded one of the top 10 black students in the UK by Rare recruitment and No.3 on the list of Top 100 African and Caribbean graduates and undergraduates by Powerful Media, both in 2025. In 2021, Ivan hosted and co-produced an Audible podcast uncovering bias in medicine which was rated one of the top 20 podcasts for the year by the Guardian.

Sheetal Balani, Associate Non-Executive Director

Appointed: January 2022

Sheetal Balani has over 15 years of experience in human resources and management consulting. She has worked in and advised several global organisations across sectors.

As well as her role with Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust, she also serves as a Non-Executive Director with a London-based credit union that is focussed on driving financial inclusion.

Sheetal has spent most of her career so far leading people and culture programmes involving organisation design, learning and development, transformation, change management and equality, diversity and inclusion.

Executive directors

The executive directors are full-time employees of the Trust and are the most senior managers responsible for its day-to-day running. They decide the future strategy and direction of the Trust, are accountable to independent regulators, and are responsible for ensuring clinical and corporate effectiveness.  Each executive director has their own area of responsibility.

Jinjer Kandola MBE, Chief Executive

 

Jinjer has a background in human resources and organisational development and in 2021 was awarded an MBE for services to mental health.  Jinjer, successfully led BEH to achieve a Good rating for the first time from the CQC in 2019.  As Chief Executive of the two Trusts in the Partnership, Jinjer leads the work to ensure that the Partnership significantly improves outcomes for service users and makes both Trusts great places for all our staff to work.

In addition to her Chief Executive role, Jinjer is the North Central London Mental Health Lead and a member of the North Central London Integrated Care Board.  Jinjer is also the Management Chair of the London Social Partnership Forum and Deputy Chair of the London Talent Board.

Natalie Fox, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer

 

Natalie has worked in health and social care since 1991 leading major change in the delivery of services across both physical and mental health care. Natalie worked in one of the first Integrated Care Systems and is passionate about collaboration, innovation and ensuring we provide holistic and equitable care. Natalie’s role in the Partnership is to provide co-ordinated leadership of high-quality care and transformation of services, ensuring we meet the needs of our communities.

Darren Summers, Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director for Partnerships

Darren started his career working in homeless services. In the NHS he has worked in mental health commissioning, strategy, and operational management roles. His role in the Partnership focuses on embedding our relationships with voluntary and community organisations, local authorities, and other health organisations to ensure service users and local communities have consistent access to high quality, holistic care and support. He is also responsible for developing the Partnership between the two Trusts.

Vincent Kirchner, Chief Medical Officer

Vincent joined C&I in 2000 as a Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry and was Medical Director for the Trust since October 2014. He continues to work as a consultant psychiatrist in the Camden Memory Service. As Chief Medical Officer for the Partnership, Vincent focuses on building strong medical, psychology and pharmacy services and co-producing the clinical strategy for mental health services in North Central London.

Jess Lievesley, Executive Director of Strategy, Transformation and Organisational Effectiveness

Jess has worked in mental health care since 1993 with the last eight years at Board level. A registered mental health nurse, he has led major change and transformation programmes within the mental health sector. Jess works with partners and stakeholders to lead the development of our Partnership Strategy and the delivery of our transformation programmes. These include expanding and enhancing our community mental health services, developing our estate with a brand new hospital at St Pancras and state-of-the-art community facilities in Camden and Islington, and continuing to improve our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

Amanda Pithouse, Chief Nursing Officer

 

Amanda qualified as a mental health nurse in 1993 and has an extensive academic background. She is a strong advocate of Quality Improvement and helped to lead BEH from Requires Improvement to Good at their 2019 Care Quality Commission inspection and more recently in February 2022. Amanda’s role in the Partnership focuses on improving the quality and safety of services ensuring service users and their families receive the best possible care. Amanda is passionate about improving staff experience and, in collaboration with Executive colleagues, is working to ensure there are clear pathways for career progression and professional development.

Sarah Wilkins, Chief Digital and Information Officer

 

Sarah has worked in the NHS for over 25 years across primary care, hospital trusts and regional bodies. Sarah’s role across the Partnership is to lead the digital teams and sponsor the use of data and technology to support improvements and innovation in the delivery of patient care. Working together, the Partnership is using our investment in digital solutions to help give our service users the best possible outcomes.

David Wragg, Chief Financial Officer

David has worked in NHS finance for 35 years in external audit, management consultancy and financial management. He has been a Finance Director since 2000 working at several London Trusts. David’s role in the Partnership is to provide co-ordinated leadership of the finance and estates functions, ensuring that both are as effective as possible and that best practice is shared, so that public money is used to secure the highest quality services.

Susan Young, Interim Chief People Officer

 

Susan is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with 20 years’ experience in human resources, organisational development, and broader transformation in the public sector at Board level. Susan is leading the work to ensure that the Partnership can recruit and retain a diverse range of people who will have a great experience of working in our organisations and provide the best possible services to our local communities.