Chief Executive

Hayley RichardsHayley-Richards
Chief Executive

Extended Executive Team


Hayley Richards brings a unique combination of psychiatry and clinical management experience to her Chief Executive role, with an in depth knowledge of our Trust's strategic and operational history. 

Hayley qualified in medicine from the University of Bristol in 1986.  She became a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 1990 and a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1993, achieving dual accreditation in General and Old Age Psychiatry. 

Hayley joined AWP as a Consultant Psychiatrist in 2006, and has since undertaken a variety of leadership roles, including  Director of Medical Education and Clinical Tutor.  In 2013 Hayley became Medical Director where she played a key role in developing our clinically led structure and clinical involvement in decision making.  She became Deputy Chief Executive in 2014 and was appointed Chief Executive in February 2016.

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