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Suzanne Robinson - Executive Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive (joint)

Suzanne Robinson joined our Trust in January 2019 as our new executive director of finance. In June 2019, she was appointed joint Deputy Chief Executive alongside Henry Ticehurst.

Suzanne has over 17 years’ experience working at a senior level at a number of large acute and specialist providers as well as commissioning organisations in the North West of England.

She joined us from her previous roles as director of finance, performance and digital at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust and finance director of Staffordshire Stoke-on-Trent sustainability and transformation partnership (STP).

She has a passion for finance skills development and improving the visibility and understanding of finance across the NHS; leading many of her teams to succeed in national finance awards.

In 2018 she became senior responsible officer for the Future Focused Finance Valuemakers programme which represents over 600 finance staff across the country. 

Suzanne also serves as chair of the healthcare financial management association (HFMA) Mental Health Finance Faculty, which supports and represents the interests of finance professionals in organisations delivering mental health and learning disability services. This provides an opportunity to promote the mental health agenda and share common issues.

Outside of work, Suzanne loves spending time outdoors. She particularly enjoys mountain biking and holidaying with her family, which includes two step-children aged 12 and 10. 

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