Sam Allen, Chief Executive

Samantha Allen MBA, CCMI, Cmgr.

Sam Allen became Chief Executive of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in March 2017. 

Sam started work in the NHS in 1996 and has a background in the operational management and leadership of mental health services and health and social care commissioning. Sam has also gained valuable experience working with an international healthcare organisation in the private sector. 

Sam is a Chartered Manager and Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and Chair of the Health and Care Women Leaders Network. As a Leadership Fellow at St. George’s House, Windsor Castle, Sam takes an active role in influencing culture and leadership development across the NHS. 

“I aspire to be a leader who makes a positive difference in every interaction I have, to treat others how I expect to be treated and not ask anyone to do something I would not be prepared to do myself. I have always considered my purpose as a leader in the NHS is being in service to others. My job is to help other people do their job well.”