Senior appointments at South London and Maudsley

David Bradley has started as Chief Executive at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

David has more than 30 years’ experience working within the NHS and is a highly experienced Chief Executive. Over the last seven years David has led South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. 

Watch a video with David explaining his priorities for the Trust.

Additional appointments

Beverley Murphy has taken on the role of Interim Chief Operating Officer. She joined the Trust as Director of Nursing in April 2017. She was previously director of nursing at West London Mental Health Trust and before that Chief Nurse at Leeds & York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Beverley has worked as a mental health nurse for over 30 years and has held a range of senior nursing and quality governance roles across the NHS. Beverley's first role as a qualified nurse was in the high secure setting of Broadmoor Hospital, she has managed acute mental health wards and specialised for some years in eating disorders working in inpatients and in a nurse-led eating disorder service in the community.

Vanessa Smith has been appointed as Interim Director of Nursing. She has worked at the Trust for 28 years, beginning her career at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust as a student nurse. As a service director, she oversaw significant achievements in patient safety, experience and involvement, and strengthened quality governance and assurance.

Read more about the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Board.