Susan Acott

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Susan Acott, Chief Executive


Chief Executive


  • Chair of the Clinical Executive Management Group

  • Current member of the Finance and Performance Committee, Charitable Funds Committee,
    Quality Committee

  • Attendee at the Integrated Audit and Governance Committee and Nominations and Remuneration Committee, except in respect of discussions regarding own post. 

History with the Trust

Susan joined as Interim Chief Executive in October 2017 on secondment from Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust where she has been Chief Executive since 2010. She was appointed as the Trust's permanent Chief Executive on 1 April 2018.

Professional background

Susan started her career from the NHS's General Management Training Scheme, having graduated from Birmingham University. She has long standing experience in the NHS and has worked in a variety of posts in Manchester, Merseyside, York and London. Her Board level experience includes Operational, Strategic, Performance and Transformation portfolios. 

Other current activities

Susan is passionate about the role of clinical leadership and education in delivering and sustaining high quality, safe services for patients. She has had considerable experience of service improvement, service re-organisation, mergers and operational delivery.

Advisory Council of The Staff College (leadership development body for the NHS/Military)