David Bradley, Chief Executive of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has been appointed Chair of the Cavendish Square Group.
David will succeed Paul Jenkins, Chief of Executive of The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in the role.
The Cavendish Square Group offers a collective voice for the providers of NHS mental health services in London, and for the broader mental health community including clinicians and patients.
The group is made up of ten NHS Mental Health Trusts based in and around the capital, which together provide leading-edge mental health care, services and support to millions of people from London and across the UK.
David Bradley said: “Mental ill health impacts one in four people at some point in their life and it is really important that the interests of people who use our services, their families, carers and staff across London are collectively represented by the Cavendish Square Group.
“Paul Jenkins has been an excellent chair and I am really proud to work alongside my passionate colleagues across the city. I look forward to continuing this work and representing our organisations and work to improve the quality of care we can provide across London.
David Bradley joined South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust as Chief Executive in July 2019. He has extensive NHS operational experience in mental health, acute and community services. David is a founding member of South London Mental Health and Community Partnership which includes Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and South West London and St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.
David began his career in the NHS in 1980 and has over 20 years’ experience at board level across different NHS trusts in London, Oxford and Surrey including nine years as a Chief Executive Officer. He is a board member of King's Health Partners, a Trustee on Maudsley Charity (the largest mental health charity in the UK) and on the advisory board of Mindful Healthcare.