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 worked 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. 



Dr Paul Gilluley(October 2017) Interim 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 ) Interim Chief Nurse

Lorraine graduated from De Montfort University with a nursing degree specialising in adult and forensic mental health. She joined the Trust in 2002 as a charge nurse later  and was later appointed as Head of Nursing for Forensic Services in 2010. In 2015 she was appointed as the  Director of Nursing for London in 2015, Lorraine is also a Myers-Briggs Practitioner. 

Paul Calaminus(March 2017) Chief Operations Officer & Deputy CEO for London

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 Oxford University in 1995, his qualifications include MA (Oxon), DMS (Health). 

Steven Course(June 2015) Chief Finance Officer & Deputy CEO for Bedfordshire and Luton

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. 

Mason Fitzgerald(February 2015) Director of Corporate Affairs

Mason is a Barrister, Solicitor and Company Secretary having qualified in New Zealand and America. He joined the Trust in 2002 and was appointed Trust Secretary in 2005 leading the governance work stream of the Trust’s application for Foundation Trust status. In 2009 he was appointed as the Associate Director of Governance playing a major role in the Trust’s acquisition and integration of Newham Community Health Services. In 2012 he became the Director of Governance & Corporate Planning in 2012, he is also a member of the Monitor Panel for Advising Governors. 


Dr Mohit Venkataram(February 2011) Director of Commercial Development
Non voting board member 

Dr Venkataram has extensive operational management experience in Acute Trust, Community Trust, Social Care and Mental Health. He was the former deputy Managing Director Newham Health and Social Care services across Newham PCT and London Borough of Newham. He has also worked as a practicing clinician in private and statutory health sector abroad. His qualifications include MBBS, MBA and a PGDMLS. 

Dr Amar Shah (October 2017 ) Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist & Associate Medical Director for Quality

Non voting board member
Dr Amar Shah is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist & Associate Medical Director for Quality at East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT). He leads the quality system at ELFT, which includes the large organisation-wide quality improvement programme. Amar is an improvement advisor and faculty member for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, teaching quality improvement and supporting organisations across the world to improve health and healthcare. He is the clinical lead for quality improvement at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, has worked with CQC in developing their guide on QI for inspectors and helped develop NHS Improvement’s national strategy for leadership and improvement.  He has an executive MBA in healthcare management, a masters in mental health law and a postgraduate certificate in medical education. Amar is a regular keynote speaker at healthcare improvement conferences and has published over 30 peer-review articles in the fields of forensic psychiatry and quality management.

Sandra Drewett(October 2016) Director of Human Resources and Organisation Development
Non voting board member
Sandra joined the Trust in October 2014. She is a CIPD qualified professional with nearly 20 years experience in Human Resources in both public and private sectors including higher education, NHS and advertising. Her NHS career spans 12 years and includes holding HR leadership roles in acute and mental health trusts, and acting as an external consultant to a range of NHS provider and commissioning organisations.