Sheena has worked for almost forty years in health sector, with twenty five years as a Chief Executive, providing and commissioning organisations. This includes a secondment as an Interim Chief Officer for an ICS. Her last post was as Chief Executive for a Mental health and community provider serving a population of 1.2 million, and 2 million people for specialised services.
Currently a Non-Executive Director on a Integrated Care Board with a budget of £3.8 billion, she has been involved in regional and national advisory roles, including Chief Executive Advisor for the creation and production of the NHS Mental Health Long Term Plan.
Leadership development has been a key focus throughout Sheena’s career, Chairing the Northwest Leadership Academy for ten years and being part of its creation in 2007. She is recognised as a collaborative leader, putting person-centred care and population health at the heart of everything, with significant experience of system working.
One of only 11 NHS leaders to be named in the HSJ’s Top 50 Chief Executives five times, Sheena was given HSJ’s Chief Executive of the Year award in 2015.
Sheena was recognised in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honours with an MBE for services to Mental Health.