Executive Recruitment

Our Board

Pippa Aitken, Deputy Trust Chair

Pippa Aitken was reappointed as Non-Executive Director for a second term as of 1 May 2018. 

Pippa was born and educated in Australia before coming to the UK in 1979 and beginning her planning career in Camden Council where she progressed to running a Development Control team covering the north eastern part of the Borough including the St Pancras Hospital site.  She then moved on to what is now Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), one of the world’s leading property advisory firms, in 1987 where she spent the next 17 years, rising to the position of Director.   

In 2005 Pippa joined CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) where she worked on long term strategic development projects and led the national planning team.  More recently, in 2010 Pippa joined Colliers International where she was Head of the Consulting Division. 

Pippa has had wide experience of NED work and public sector committees through her role on the Finance and Development Committee of a large successful housing association, Family Mosaic.  This role has given her significant exposure to the legal and financial arrangements surrounding various property developments. 

Alongside her executive career, Pippa has undertaken some voluntary work and she has also recently been elected a Governor for Villiers High School in Southall.  Pippa has a strong interest in young people and in issues of diversity. She is a long term resident of Haringey, having previously lived in Islington.

Angela McNab, Chief Executive Officer

Angela McNab joined the Trust in April 2016. She has extensive experience at Chief Executive-level, most recently at Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.  

Among her previous senior and high-profile roles, she has been Chief Executive at NHS Luton and NHS Bedfordshire and worked as Director of Public Health - Delivery and Performance - at the Department of Health. Angela also led the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority for five years. 

Angela has a key interest in engagement and involving clinicians, service users and carers in developing and improving services.

Jeff Boateng, Director of Clinical Information Management

Jeff has over 15 years’ experience in Organisational Performance Management and Improvement.

Prior to joining C&I, he was Deputy Director of Delivery and Performance at NHS North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups (covering Brent, Central London, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow & West London). Jeff has also held senior roles in Cafcass (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service), Wandsworth Council, and a number of other NHS commissioning and acute organisations.

Jeff's particular areas of expertise and interest are performance improvement methodologies and reporting, data warehousing and visualisation, system working and population health analytics. 

Jeff is a Cranfield University alumnus member and participates in public sector performance roundtable discussions with senior leaders across health, social care and other public sector organisations.

Dr Vincent Kirchner, Medical Director

Dr Vincent Kirchner has been the Medical Director for C&I since 1 April 2015. He has worked in mental health services for 24 years. He said: "In my career I have had the privilege of working with many, many brave people who battle mental illness on a daily basis. Mental illness has touched my life personally through my parents who both have serious mental illnesses". 

He studied medicine in South Africa. He started his specialist psychiatric training in 1992 and has worked in mental health since. He emigrated to the UK in 1996 and completed his psychiatric training in East London. He joined C&I as a consultant in 2000. His various roles have included lead consultant, associate medical director and deputy medical director. He is a graduate of the NHS Leadership Academy's Nye Bevan programme. 

He is responsible for the professional aspects of the medical workforce including the appraisal processes that support the revalidation of doctors employed by C&I. He is responsible for the clinical strategy of C&I and is committed to C&I delivering high quality services that result in good patient experience, good clinical outcomes and ensure the delivery of the safest care possible.  

Dean Howells, Director of Nursing and Quality

Dean joined C&I in June 2019 as Executive Director of Nursing and Quality with experience in the NHS, Independent and Charity Healthcare sectors. 

Dean’s most recent NHS role was as Executive Director of Nursing, Quality and Patient Experience at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, providing leadership for over 5,000 nursing staff including diverse Community Services which resulted in a CQC rating of 'Outstanding' for care. 

Dean also has considerable experience of providing specialist High Secure Mental Health Services having held the role of Director of Nursing for the Forensic Services based at Rampton Hospital where he professionally led and supported the development of complex forensic care pathways across all levels of security and National High Secure Services. 

Dean’s passion focuses on quality patient care and the development of a well-trained, compassionate and caring staff. He has a range of portfolios including Professional leadership, Service User Patient & Carer Involvement, Quality Improvement and Safeguarding.  

Dean was also appointed a Queen’s Nurse in 2014, in recognition of his commitment to high standards of practice and patient-centred care.

Christian Oribio, Trust Company Secretary

Christian joined C&I as Trust Company Secretary in April 2018. He is passionate about good governance and actively promotes sound stewardship and the Nolan Principles, which set out the ethical standards expected by public office holders. 

He is an Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) graduate Company Secretary and has over 10 years’ of governance and business management experience in the NHS.  

After working at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and NHS London, he joined Health Education England as Board Secretary and became the governance lead for the London and South East region. He previously worked internationally in the private sector and still practices as an Executive Coach, and Myers-Briggs and 360 Feedback Facilitator.

Sally Quinn, Director of HR and Organisational Development

Sally Quinn joined the Trust in April 2016 as the Associate Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development. 

She has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources and Organisational Development and change management. Prior to joining C&I, she was Deputy Director of HR and OD at another London trust for several years and has also worked in two national roles for an NHS arm’s length body. 

Particular areas of interest and expertise are workforce planning, performance development, talent management, OD and staff engagement. 

She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Andy Rogers, Chief Operating Officer

For the four years prior to joining the Trust, Andy was Executive Director of Operations at North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, based in Stoke-on-Trent. He joins us with board level experience of mental health, learning disabilities and substance misuse services. 

Andy’s previous roles include Director of the Children and Families Directorate at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Associate Director of Operations at Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust. 

Andy joins us at an exciting time as we work to deliver on the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) across the North Central London area and to redevelop our St Pancras site.

Darren Summers, Director of Strategy and Business Development

Darren started his career working in homeless services including rough sleeper and young people’s hostels, a mental health street outreach team and managing a hostel for asylum seekers. 

He spent ten years commissioning mental health and social care services, initially in Tower Hamlets and then also in Hackney and Newham. 

Darren joined the Trust from Family Mosaic Housing Association, where he was Director of Growth and Transformation in the care and support division. 

David Wragg, Director of Finance

David Wragg joined C&I in October 2012 and has responsibility for estates and facilities management, and information and communications technology (ICT), as well as the Trust's finances. 

Prior to joining Camden and Islington, he gained 13 years of Board level experience as Finance Director in two other London Trusts. He has also worked in management consultancy and external audit, but always with NHS and other health bodies. David has contributed to expert NHS committees and has been a Director in an NHS owned joint venture company. 

He is a professionally qualified accountant, a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, and is a former resident of both the boroughs of Camden and Islington.

Dalwardin (Dal) Babu, Non-Executive Director

Dalwardin served for over 30 years in the Metropolitan Police and is the former borough commander of Harrow. He was the first chair of the National Association of Muslim Police which worked with home secretaries, chief constables and community leaders. 

In 2010 he was elected to the National Police Superintendent Association of England and Wales. He has extensive board level experience in policing, community safety, child and adult safeguarding. 

In 2010 he was awarded an OBE for services to the police and communities. Other awards include: the London High Sheriff Award for work with young people (2011), and the London Peace Award for community engagement (2011).  

Dalwardin is a director of a School Academy and a trustee for Médecins Sans Frontières , House of Illustration , Artichoke and Comedy School. He volunteers for a number of charities in London and enjoys football, cycling, hiking as well as cricket with his daughters in his spare time. 

Luisa Fulci, Non-Executive Director 

Luisa has 20 years’ corporate commercial experience with significant financial responsibility and is currently Commercial Director Consumer and Small and Medium Enterprises at Royal Mail, responsible for consumer and business customer services. Luisa has a proven track record of delivering major change initiatives and developing customer- centric marketing strategies within complex and regulated environments. Luisa is a member of the Consumer and Network Access Royal Mail executive. 

Luisa is also a Non-Executive Director at CILEx Regulation, the independent regulator of CILEx lawyers, where she is the joint Lead for Practitioner and Entity Authorisation and Supervision, and for Education and Standards. 

She is committed to ensuring that the consumer is at the centre of decision making.  

Luisa has lived in Islington for 25 years. 


Angela Harvey, Non-Executive Director, Senior Independent Director

Angela Harvey (FCIPD FRSA) was first appointed on 1 September 2013 and re-appointed in September 2016 for a second term that will end in August 2019. 

Angela is a local councillor in Westminster, with extensive experience in housing as well as planning and the built environment.  Her responsibilities included the rough sleeper strategy through which over 1,600 people every year were helped back towards independent living.  She also sponsored the Westminster Housing Commission.  

Angela was Lord Mayor of Westminster 2012-2013 and served for the Diamond Jubilee as well as the Olympics and Paralympics year.  

As an HR professional, she has a strong background across the private, public and third sectors.  She is the Chair of a not-for-profit private housing board.

Mark McLaughlin, Non-Executive Director

Mark is a qualified accountant with over 20 years of experience as the Chief Finance Officer of public sector organisations including a district council, a county council and two London boroughs. From 2007, he worked in Central Government: for the Home Office and the Environment Agency and from 2015 to 2017 was the first Chief Finance Officer at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.  Mark has a science degree from the University of St Andrews and a PhD from the University of Nottingham. He has lived in London since 1987, moving there to take up a research position at the Institute of Neurology in Bloomsbury.

Jackie Smith, Non-Executive Director

Jackie has over 30 years of experience in regulation and law. She spend 12 years in the Crown Prosecution Service in the late 80s and 90s, following which she took up a post at the General Medical Council regulating doctors. She moved from there to the Nursing and Midwifery Council in August 2010 as the Director of Fitness to Practise. 

In June 2012, Jackie became the Chief Executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council leading the organisation for more than six very successful years. Jackie left the NMC at the end of July 2018 and is now enjoying life as a non-executive director. Jackie enjoys long-distance running and supporting numerous charities, including the Samaritans.