Martin Richards, Non-Executive Director & Senior Independent Director

After a long career in the police service in five different counties Martin has experience of mental health challenges at both street and strategic level. As Chief Constable first in Wiltshire and (more recently) Sussex he has a record of achievement in organisational and cultural change especially in the context of budget reductions.

He joined the Trust in January 2016 and is independent chair of the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults in the Diocese of Chichester. He also serves as a governor at St Christopher's School, Hove. 

Martin is also the Trust's Senior Independent Director. If you have any concerns you wish to discuss with Martin, you can contact him using his email address: