Autumn 2020 issue
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Director Appointments

Four senior positions within the Trust have been filled by faces familiar to many colleagues. Congratulations to all these Directors on their achievements. All have already contributed greatly to ELFT’s development and will bring new perspectives and insights in their new roles.

Day Njovana has been appointed as Interim Borough Director for Tower Hamlets. Day has been appointed from his role as Head of Nursing and Associate Clinical Director for Safety and Security in Forensic Services.

Bailey Mitchell has been appointed as Interim Borough Director for Newham. Bailey moves from his position as Deputy Borough Director in the Newham Adult Mental Health Directorate.

Ruth Cooper has been appointed as Trust-wide Operational and Strategic Lead for Learning Disability. Ruth has been appointed from her position as Strategic Lead for Learning Disability (LD) and Autism. Her new role aims to bring the four LD services together to develop a portfolio of projects intended to meet both national guidance and the Trust Strategy by working within and alongside DMTs.

Gill Williams has been appointed to the new role of Director for Social Work. The two Borough Director roles became available following her appointment. The new director’s responsibilities include providing professional leadership to social workers in the Trust in all settings, ensuring their professional development needs are met and that their role is clearly defined and valued alongside other professionals in the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) structure.

Additionally, Dr Mohit Venkataram, Director of Commercial Development, is one of only twenty people chosen nationwide to join a training programme for high performing leaders across the public sector. The National Leadership Centre Accelerate Programme is aimed at Directors from the Civil Service, the Military, the Universities and Health. Specifically tailored for Black, Asian and minority ethnic leaders within public service organisations, participants will gain the experience necessary to manage ever-evolving systems facing multiple future challenges. The year-long programme starts in December.

Congratulations to all these Directors on their achievements. All have already contributed greatly to ELFT’s development and will bring new perspectives and insights in their new roles.

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