Ray Walker, Executive Director Nursing


Name: Ray Walker

Position: Executive Director of Nursing

Date of Appointment: 20 June 2011

Membership of Board Committees:                       

  • Board of Directors
  • Executive Committee
  • Quality Assurance Committee
  • Audit Committee (attendee only)


  • 30 years working in the public sector across the UK
  • Ten years clinical practice
  • Ten years in academia
  • More than ten years in mental health management
  • Worked on policy at the Department of Health and as a senior manager in a strategic health authority
  • Executive Director since 2006 (includes experience in achieving foundation trust status)
  • Served on numerous groups National Mental Health/Nursing Groups
  • Member of the NHS Top Leaders Programme
  • Member of Prime Minister’s Commission on Nursing.


  • MBA University of Northumbria (1997)
  • BA (Hons) Health Studies University of Lancaster (1994)
  • Certificate in Adult Education – Jordan Hill College Glasgow (1990)
  • Dip Nursing University of Wales (1988)
  • Registered Nurse (Adult and Mental Health) (1981 and 1984).

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