Suzanne joined the Trust in December 2010.
Suzanne began her nursing and management career with the Royal Navy, including deployment during the 1990 Gulf War; a spell as Senior Nursing Officer at NATO Headquarters in Lisbon; and Nursing Officer in charge of the 56-bed Trauma and Orthopaedic Unit at the former Royal Hospital Haslar in Gosport, Hampshire.
Suzanne graduated with an MA in Defence Studies including advanced staff and command training from the Joint Services Command and Staff College in 2005.
Suzanne joined the Ministry of Defence in 2008 where she supported and advised the Surgeon General on nursing leadership and professional matters, and spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to joining the Trust she was Deputy Chief Nurse for NHS South Central.
Suzanne was announced as the new Chief Executive in June 2014.
Suzanne announced she is to leave the Trust in January to take on the role as Chief Executive of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (CVUHB) in September 2021.