National Mental Health Director, NHS England and NHS Improvement
Claire has been the Chief Executive of CNWL NHS Foundation Trust for more than a decade and is also a registered Nurse. Over the past 30, plus years she has held a series of positions working in community mental health, substance misuse and learning disabilities services. Claire joined CNWL as an Executive Director in 1999. She has a keen interest in social policy and holds a first class honours degree in this area. In June 2016 she was appointed as National Mental Health Director at NHSE and has be working with the NHSE Mental Health Policy and Programme Team to deliver the 5 Year Forward View for Mental Health and now also NHS England’s Long Term Plan.