Dr Navina Evans (August 2016) Chief Executive

Navina has held a number of positions across the Trust including Director of Operations & Deputy CEO, Director for Mental Health, Lead Clinician Newham CAMHS and  Clinical Director Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.  She is involved in Medical Education at Barts and The London Medical School as Honorary Senior Lecturer, Associate Dean, and Academic Year Tutor. Her experience is in Psychiatry and Paediatrics, Dr Evans holds a MBBS, DCH and MRCPsych. She is an Honorary Fellow at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.



Paul Calaminus (March 2017) Deputy Chief Executive

Paul joined the NHS management training scheme in 1995, completing training in the Oxford and Anglia regions. He worked as a Service Director and then Chief Operating Officer in South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLAM) and then Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. Paul graduated from Oxford University in 1995. His qualifications include MA (Oxon), DMS (Health). 

Dr Paul Gilluley (October 2017) Chief Medical Officer

Dr Gilluley joined the Trust in December 2012. He was previously the Clinical Director of Specialist and Forensic Services at West London Mental Health NHS Trust. He trained at the University of Glasgow and qualified as doctor in 1992 specialising in psychiatry in 1993. In 1996 he became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrist and further trained in forensic psychiatry. He was appointed Chair of the Advisory Group for the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services in 2009 and has also worked with the Department of Health. 

Lorraine Sunduza (November 2017) Chief Nurse

Lorraine graduated from De Montfort University with a mental health nursing qualification. She started her career working in adult mental health inpatient services and then joined the Trust in 2002 as a charge nurse in the forensic directorate. In 2010, she was appointed as Head of Nursing for Forensic Services and in 2015 she was appointed as Deputy Director of Nursing for London - Mental Health. She became Interim Chief Nurse in November 2017 and substantially appointed in June 2018.  Lorraine is also a Myers-Briggs Practitioner.

Steven Course (September 2015) Chief Finance Officer
Steven joined the NHS graduate national financial management training scheme in 2002. He has over 12 years NHS experience in mental health, community, acute and strategic organisations including the Department of Health and a private sector audit firm. Steven has previously worked at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Whipps Cross Hospital, North East London Strategic Health Authority and a number of commissioning organisations. He is a member the London Currency Development Board and the NHS Shared Business Services Strategy and Development Group.
Dr Mohit Venkataram (February 2011) Director of Commercial Development
Dr Venkataram has extensive operational management experience in acute trusts, community trust, and social care and mental health organisations. He was the former Deputy Managing Director for Newham health and social care services across Newham Primary Care Trust and the London Borough of Newham. He has also worked as a practicing clinician in the private and statutory health sector abroad. His qualifications include MBBS, MBA and a PGDMLS. 
Dr Amar Shah (October 2017) Chief Quality Officer
Non voting board member
Dr Amar Shah is Chief Quality Officer at East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) and a consultant forensic psychiatrist. He leads at executive and Board level at ELFT on quality, performance, strategy, planning and informatics. He is the national improvement lead for the mental health safety improvement programme in England commissioned by NHS Improvement, leading a number of large-scale improvement collaboratives on the topics of suicide prevention, reducing restrictive practice and improving sexual safety. Amar is also the quality improvement lead for the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Amar is an improvement advisor and faculty member for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, teaching and guiding improvers and healthcare systems across the world.


Richard Fradgley (October 2017) Director of Integrated Care

Non voting board member

Richard joined the Trust as Director of Integrated Care in June 2015. He was previously Director of Mental Health and Joint Commissioning at NHS Tower Hamlets CCG where he worked as part of the East London Mental Health Consortium commissioning mental health services across east London. Prior to that, he worked in a variety of commissioning and provider roles, including General Manager and CMHT Manager roles in the Trust. He is a qualified social worker with a degree in English Literature from University College London and an MBA from the University of Warwick.

Tanya Carter (July 2018) Director of People and Culture

Non voting board member

Tanya has Human Resource management experience spanning 20 Years within a number of public sector organisations, a significant period of which has been spent in middle and senior management positions, managing multi-disciplinary teams. She has worked in a primary care trust and three acute care NHS trusts, as well as working in London local authorities and further education colleges. Her experience also includes lecturing on postgraduate programmes, and working as a management consultant with PriceWaterhouseCooper (PwC). Tanya joined the East London Foundation Trust in January 2016 as the Associate Director of Human Resources and was appointed as the Trust’s interim Director of HR in May 2018, until her substantive appointment in July 2018.