Siobhan Melia, vice chair of the policy board, was appointed as chief executive of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust in September 2016. She was previously deputy chief executive and director of partnerships and commercial development at the organisation.
Siobhan has worked in the NHS for over 21 years in a range of roles. She has a clinical background, obtaining her postgraduate degree in podiatry from the University of Brighton, and has fulfilled a number of different clinical leadership roles. Siobhan has held senior management and board-level roles at a large NHS community health provider in Berkshire, and in 2012 she received her MBA (Health Executive) from Keele University.
She joined Sussex Community in October 2013 from Telefonica UK, where she headed up their telehealth division.