Our board

All of our Directors have signed a code of conduct which is available to download from the panel on the right. If you have any queries about this please contact trust.secretary@candi.nhs.uk


Jackie Smith, Trust Chair

Jackie Smith, Non-Executive Director
Jackie is Chair of C&I and also of neighbouring mental health trust, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey (BEH). The two trusts are carrying out a joint review to see how they can improve, still further, the mental health care they provide. You can read more about the joint review here. Jackie is the Chair of the review and Jinjer Kandola, BEH’s CEO is the chief executive lead.
Jackie has over 30 years of experience in regulation and law and has been in public service all of her working life. She spent 12 years in the Crown Prosecution Service in the late 80s and 90s, following which she took up a post at the General Medical Council regulating doctors. She moved from there to the Nursing and Midwifery Council in August 2010 as the Director of Fitness to Practise.
In June 2012, Jackie became the Chief Executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council leading the organisation for more than six very successful years. Jackie left the NMC at the end of July 2018 and took up a role as Non-exec Director in December 2018 before starting her role as Chair in February 2020. Jackie enjoys long-distance running and supporting numerous charities, including the Samaritans.

Jinjer Kandola Small FINALJinjer Kandola MBE, Chief Executive Officer

On Friday, 1 October, Jinjer officially started in post as the new CEO at C&I. Jinjer brings with her a wealth of knowledge, with senior level experience across both mental and physical healthcare. Jinjer joins us from BEH and is now the single CEO for both trusts as well as the ICS Mental Health Lead for North Central London. Her appointment will support the extensive work that is currently underway as part of the Joint Mental Health Provider Review, the aim of which is to review how we, as key providers, can work more closely together to maximise capacity and impact and further improve the mental health care we provide. 

Previous to her role at BEH, Jinjer worked at Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust where she was the Deputy CEO and Executive Director of Workforce and Organisational Development. Jinjer was the lead for the Trust’s cultural change programme which embedded the Trust’s vision and values, as well as an ethos of continuous improvement.

Jinjer believes passionately in collective leadership and is focused on improving the quality and safety of care for our service users by empowering staff to focus on consistently delivering the best outcomes for our service users and their families. 

Jinjer has a background in human resources and organisational development and in 2015 was awarded the prestigious title of the Human Resources Director of the Year. In 2019, under Jinjer’s leadership BEH was rated overall ‘Good’ for the first time in the history of the organisation. More recently, she was awarded an MBE for her services to mental health in the New Year’s Honours List 2021.

Jeff Boateng, Director of Digital Services and Informatics 

Jeff Boateng Small FINALJeff has over 15 years’ experience in Organisational Performance Management and Improvement.
Prior to joining C&I, he was Deputy Director of Delivery and Performance at NHS North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups (covering Brent, Central London, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow & West London). Jeff has also held senior roles in Cafcass (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service), Wandsworth Council, and a number of other NHS commissioning and acute organisations.
Jeff's particular areas of expertise and interest are performance improvement methodologies and reporting, data warehousing and visualisation, system working and population health analytics.
Jeff is a Cranfield University alumnus member and participates in public sector performance roundtable discussions with senior leaders across health, social care and other public sector organisations.

Dr Vincent Kirchner, Medical Director

Vincent Kirchner Small FINALDr Vincent Kirchner has been the Medical Director for C&I since 1 April 2015. He has worked in mental health services for 24 years. He said: "In my career I have had the privilege of working with many, many brave people who battle mental illness on a daily basis. Mental illness has touched my life personally through my parents who both have serious mental illnesses".
He studied medicine in South Africa. He started his specialist psychiatric training in 1992 and has worked in mental health since. He emigrated to the UK in 1996 and completed his psychiatric training in East London. He joined C&I as a consultant in 2000. His various roles have included lead consultant, associate medical director and deputy medical director. He is a graduate of the NHS Leadership Academy's Nye Bevan programme.
He is responsible for the professional aspects of the medical workforce including the appraisal processes that support the revalidation of doctors employed by C&I. He is responsible for the clinical strategy of C&I and is committed to C&I delivering high quality services that result in good patient experience, good clinical outcomes and ensure the delivery of the safest care possible.

Peter Mitchell, Interim Director of HR and OD

Peter Mitchell Small FINALPeter Mitchell joined the Trust in January 2021 as Interim Director of HR and OD.  He is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD) and has extensive experience of Human Resources Management, mostly gained within the UK Higher Education Sector, working at HR Director and Head of HR level.

Amongst his previous roles, he has gained significant experience of working with healthcare professionals at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, which is a public health research institution, at the University of Derby and at Kingston University, both of which institutions have healthcare faculties, with KU having joint faculty with St Georges.

Particular interests for Peter include transformational change, staff engagement and HR service delivery improvement.



Amanda Pithouse, Chief Nurse

Amanda PithouseAmanda qualified as a mental health nurse in 1993 and spent much of her early clinical career in adult acute mental health in both inpatient and community services. She has held a number of nursing leadership positions within South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and has led a number of organisational wide improvement programmes. She has an extensive academic background, completing the prestigious Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership Scholarship, and an MSc in Leadership and Healthcare Improvement at London Southbank University, and is also a trained Improvement Advisor from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.  

She joined Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust as Chief Nurse in 2018 and helped lead BEH from Requires Improvement to Good at their 2019 CQC inspection. Amanda is a strong advocate of Quality Improvement and has used this to measurably drive up quality of care. After starting her own career as a Healthcare Assistant, Amanda strongly supports a career development programme for every member of staff to enable them to reach their full potential.  

Christian Oribio, Trust Company Secretary

Christian Oribio Small FINALChristian joined C&I as Trust Company Secretary in April 2018. He is passionate about good governance and actively promotes sound stewardship and the Nolan Principles, which set out the ethical standards expected by public office holders.

He is an Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) graduate Company Secretary and has over 10 years’ of governance and business management experience in the NHS. 
After working at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and NHS London, he joined Health Education England as Board Secretary and became the governance lead for the London and South East region. He previously worked internationally in the private sector and still practises as an Executive Coach, and Myers-Briggs and 360 Feedback Facilitator.

Nigel Kee, Interim Chief Operating Officer

Nigel Kee Small FINALNigel joined us from Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust where he was the interim Chief Operating Officer.
Born in New Zealand, Nigel trained as an registered mental health nurse and then as a registered general nurse. His clinical background in predominately in acute adult nursing and cardiology. He held several positions in New Zealand including ward manager, nursing supervisor, regional Chief Nurse, and Health Commissioner (South Island). He was national President of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation and Chair of the Nursing Education and Research Foundation. He was also a member of the Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Steering Group on Nursing and Midwifery.
Since 2000, he has worked for the NHS at both Chief Nurse and Chief Operating Officer level.
He is an experienced senior health manager / leader with over 16 years Board-level experience and is committed to improving health outcomes through development and engagement of the workforce, service re-design, effective healthcare planning, and excellent governance.

Darren Summers, Deputy Chief Executive

Darren Summers small FINALDarren started his career working in homeless services including rough sleeper and young people’s hostels, a mental health street outreach team and managing a hostel for asylum seekers.
He spent ten years commissioning mental health and social care services, initially in Tower Hamlets and then also in Hackney and Newham.
Darren joined the Trust from Family Mosaic Housing Association, where he was Director of Growth and Transformation in the care and support division.

David Wragg, Director of Finance

David Wragg Small FINALDavid Wragg joined C&I in October 2012 and has responsibility for estates and facilities management, and information and communications technology (ICT), as well as the Trust's finances.
Prior to joining Camden and Islington, he gained 13 years of Board level experience as Finance Director in two other London Trusts. He has also worked in management consultancy and external audit, but always with NHS and other health bodies. David has contributed to expert NHS committees and has been a Director in an NHS owned joint venture company.
He is a professionally qualified accountant, a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and is a former resident of both the boroughs of Camden and Islington.

Pippa Aitken, Deputy Trust Chair

Pippa Aitken, Deputy Trust Chair Pippa Aitken was reappointed as Non-Executive Director for a second term in May 2018.
Born and educated in Australia, she moved to the UK in 1979, beginning her planning career in Camden Council where she progressed to running a Development Control team covering the part of the borough that includes St Pancras Hospital. She then spent over 30 years as a planning consultant in three global property advisory firms, most recently as Head of the Consulting Division at Colliers International.
Professionally, she has a longstanding interest in public and private partnership working, reflected in her involvement in some very large development projects for clients.
In 2015, she joined the Board of Family Mosaic housing association, having served on its Finance and Development Committee since 2010, and in 2017, upon the merger of FM and Peabody, another housing association, she joined the Board of Peabody.
She also sits on Peabody’s Development and Thamesmead Committees. Pippa is also a Governor at Villiers High School in Southall, reflecting her keen interest in young people and diversity. She lives in Haringey and previously lived in Islington.

Dalwardin (Dal) Babu, Non-Executive Director 

Dalwardin Babu, Non-Executive Director
Dalwardin served for over 30 years in the Metropolitan Police and is the former borough commander of Harrow. He was the first chair of the National Association of Muslim Police which worked with home secretaries, chief constables and community leaders.
In 2010 he was elected to the National Police Superintendent Association of England and Wales. He has extensive board level experience in policing, community safety, child and adult safeguarding.
In 2010 he was awarded an OBE for services to the police and communities. Other awards include: the London High Sheriff Award for work with young people (2011), and the London Peace Award for community engagement (2011). 
Dalwardin is a director of a School Academy and a trustee for Médecins Sans Frontières , House of Illustration, Artichoke and Comedy School. He volunteers for a number of charities in London and enjoys football, cycling, hiking as well as cricket with his daughters in his spare time.

Mark McLaughlin, Non-Executive Director

Mark McLaughlin, Non-Executive DirectorMark is a qualified accountant with over 20 years of experience as the Chief Finance Officer of public sector organisations including a district council, a county council and two London boroughs. From 2007, he worked in Central Government: for the Home Office and the Environment Agency and from 2015 to 2017 was the first Chief Finance Officer at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. 
Mark has a science degree from the University of St Andrews and a PhD from the University of Nottingham. He has lived in London since 1987, moving there to take up a research position at the Institute of Neurology in Bloomsbury.

Anu Singh, Senior Independent Director

Anu joined the Trust Board as a Non-Executive Director, taking on the role of Senior Independent Director (SID) on 14 September 2020. Anu is a Board level local government and health leader. She has been a statutory Director of Adult Social Care, and has been Vice Chair of neighbouring Whittington Health NHS Trust for 6 years, including a term as interim Chair.  Anu is passionate about person centred care and community empowerment and has led on new relationships with communities for the National NHS, County Councils and City & Metropolitan Councils.
Anu was Director of Patient & Public Participation and Insight for NHS England; and took the lead for the NHS in ensuring that the voice of patients, service users, carers and the public is at the heart of the way NHS works. She was also responsible for Equalities, Health Inequalities, Person Centred Care, and the national relationship with the Voluntary and Community Sector.
Anu lives in Camden.

Dr Marcelle Moncrieffe, Non-Executive Director

Marcelle formally joined the Trust Board as a Non-Executive Director on 18 January 2021.
Marcelle has 20 years HR experience with significant remits for cultural change and transformation in the UK and internationally. Marcelle is currently Group Chief People Officer at London South Bank University responsible for the People Culture and Inclusion Strategy, HR Business Partnering across EMEA, Workforce Transformation, Equality and Diversity and Group integration. Prior to her current role, Marcelle held a number of senior HR roles in Local Government and was Head of Human Resources at the BBC overseeing cultural change. Marcelle is currently on the Wellness Advisory Group of the British Academy of Management and is a fellow of the CIPD.
Marcelle holds a bachelor’s degree in Law, a master’s degree in Human Resource Management and has completed a doctorate in Inclusive Leadership and Culture Change.


Claud Williams, Associate Non-Executive Director

Claud is an entrepreneur with a background in communication, technology and social impact. He has 12 years of enterprise experience, including serving as an advisor at both Birkbeck and Loughborough universities and consulting for businesses, particularly within the tech start-up industry.
Born and raised in London, Claud has a passion for seeing people live full and fulfilling lives. His mission is to help people reach their full potential, which he does through executive coaching, public speaking and his personal development start-up. He is also an established public speaker, speaking at various organisations across the UK and the world including TEDx, Cambridge University and Barclays Bank.
Claud champions several causes including mental health, diversity and neurodiversity. He currently serves as an ambassador for the British Dyslexia Association.


Dani Saadu, Associate Non-Executive Director

Dani is a senior, global talent, people development professional with a proven track record in developing global people development strategy, designing and implementing global development programmes and interventions.
He is a certified Scrum Master and Lean Six Sigma specialist with a strong focus on ensuring that people development concepts and theories are translated into practical and sustainable programmes that deliver a measurable return on investment. He is particularly effective at maximising and managing global budgets to ensure successful implementation of people development interventions and sustained programmes.
He has 13 years’ experience in the people and culture sector across pharmaceuticals, retail and now travel. In January 2017, he joined a global travel benefits and loyalty company as part of their global senior leadership team and he has been integral to driving their people development-talent management strategy and supporting the organisational development agenda.
Dani has lived in north London for more than 40 years, is a massive football fan and committed to supporting local London NHS trusts with his expertise.

Charles Waddicor, Non-Executive DirectorCharles Waddicor, Non-Executive Director

Charles joined C&I’s Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 October 2021. This role is in addition to his Non-Executive Directorship at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust where he chairs the Finance and Investment, Charitable Funds and Provider Collaborative Commissioning Committees, alongside serving as a member on the Remuneration and Audit Committees. 
Charles lives in Haringey and brings with him a wealth of experience. He has been Independent Chair of the STP in Herefordshire and Worcestershire and, since retiring as PCT Chief Executive for NHS Berkshire in 2013, he has worked for the Care Quality Commission as a National Professional Advisor and as a director for OPTUM. He also chairs the Mental Health Employment Projects Board and is a member of CHKS Advisory Board. 


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