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Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Strategy and Transformation


Valerie is Deputy Chief Executive of Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust. In her current role Valerie’s portfolio includes strategy and transformation. She has previously been Chief Operating Officer in two multi-site District General Hospitals.

During her NHS career Valerie has operated in leadership roles in all sectors – mental health, learning disability and community services as well as in the acute sector – and she has worked both in operational and strategic roles.

With over 20 years’ experience at Board level she has a deep understanding of the sector and a track record in bringing about complex service changes and performance improvement. Valerie also has a broader understanding of public sector challenges gained from previous roles in the voluntary sector and local government.

She is a graduate of Keble College, Oxford, holds an MBA from Henley Management College, and is a graduate of the NHS Top Leaders’ Programme.

Valerie lives in North West Surrey.

Valerie Bartlett