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Dominic started his role at AWP in August 2019, having previously worked as Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

With an MBA from Harvard Business School, Dominic has over 20 years’ leadership experience, leading teams to transform services across acute, community, mental health and children's/young people's pathways. Dominic has led responses to CQC inspections and formation of partnerships across primary, acute, community and social care.

Since joining AWP, Dominic has been motivated by his commitment to support teams in delivering outstanding care for service users and their families, friends and carers. To achieve his vision of ‘Outstanding AWP’, Dominic has focused teams across the Trust on delivering high quality care, developing outstanding people, providing sustainable services and delivering care in partnership.

For Dominic, one the best parts of his role as Chief Executive of AWP is to celebrate positive practice across the team, and he actively seeks to identify achievements that team members across the Trust are proud of.

Dominic is responsible for how the organisation is managed and for the achievement of all objectives. He is held to account by the Trust Board but in turn holds Executive Directors to account for those responsibilities they have delegated through management structures. 

Alison joined AWP in March 2022 from NHS Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), where she was the Managing Director for the Isle of Wight as well as programme lead for Children’s Services, Maternity, and Learning Disabilities and Autism across the Integrated Care System (ICS).

Alison is responsible for the following areas:

  • To deputise for the Chief Executive across all areas of responsibility.
  • To lead on Integrated Care System (ICS) management.
  • To be the AWP Executive lead for the Bath, Swindon and Wiltshire (BSW) Integrated Care System ICS.
  • To lead and support the Company Secretary to deliver corporate objectives to achieve an ‘outstanding’ rating by CQC.
  • Ensuring AWP services are sustainable into the future.

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Sarah was appointed to role of Director of Nursing and Quality in May 2023 but has a long and loyal history in AWP having started her career in the organisation in 1998 as a Health Care Support Worker. Sarah is a passionate Nurse who focused her clinical work in Adult Acute Psychiatric Inpatient settings, specialising in psychosocial interventions for psychosis and practising in cognitive behaviour therapy and family interventions. Sarah has worked in a wide range of roles throughout the organisation most recently as Clinical Director for Specialised Secure and CAMHS Division and as Deputy Director of Nursing.

Sarah is responsible for the following areas:

Patient safety

Professional management of all clinical and non-clinical professionals

CQC registration, compliance and inspection

Freedom to Speak Up

Infection, Prevention and Control


Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) and complaints

Suicide prevention

Service user and carer involvement

Physical health

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Julian joined AWP in July 2017 with a background in people leadership across a range of sectors. During his preceding 10 years with the Environment Agency, Julian fulfilled key roles in the senior human resources team, pursuing his passions of staff engagement and the development of effective and motivational line managers. 

Throughout his career, Julian has remained focused on bringing his expertise to organisations that provide services people really need. This interest led him to become Director for People at AWP, an organisation he describes as incredibly meaningful and inspiring. 

Julian is responsible for the following areas:

  • Communications and Engagement
  • Organisational development, Executive development, leadership
  • Employee relations case work
  • Payroll
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Staff experience and wellbeing 
  • Recruitment
  • Learning and development

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Mathew is a qualified mental health nurse who joined AWP in 2014 as Deputy Director of Operations before he became Chief Operating Officer in July 2018. Before joining AWP, Mathew specialised in Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and acute care and set up and ran the Montpellier Secure Recovery Service in Gloucester for seven years.

Mathew was instrumental in securing the contract for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in Gloucestershire before leading the transformation and expansion of the service, helping to develop several system-wide solutions for vulnerable children and their families. These include the Family Drug and Alcohol Court and a Functional Family Therapy Team. Mathew also developed the National Minimum Standards for CAMHS PICU.

Mathew is responsible for the following areas:

  • Operations service delivery
  • Facilities management and transport
  • Programme Management Office
  • Temporary staffing
  • Emergency Planning, Responsiveness and Resilience (EPRR)

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Sarah joined AWP in April 2019. She became a Consultant Psychiatrist in 2001, specialising in older adults having also accredited in general adult psychiatry. Sarah then fulfilled lead roles for the Mental Health Act, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and appraisal/revalidation before moving into formal leadership roles. She has achieved a MSc in Healthcare Leadership and the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson NHS Leadership Academy qualification. Sarah is also trained in lean quality improvement (QI) methodology.

Before her move to AWP, Sarah worked as a Clinical Director and Deputy Medical Director for a large mental health/community physical health trust. She is an expert in mental capacity assessments, the application of the Mental Capacity Act, and is a special visitor with the Court of Protection.

Sarah is responsible for the following areas:

  • Professional management of medics and Responsible Officer
  • Medical Education
  • Research and Development
  • Caldicott Guardian
  • Pharmacy
  • Mental Health Legislation
  • Strategy and Transformation
  • Business Development 
  • Business Intelligence


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Simon joined AWP in September 2016 from Wiltshire CCG where he worked as the Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Accountable Officer.

Simon has spent the whole of his career in the NHS and has worked in a range of organisations including ambulance trusts, integrated health and social care providers, and commissioning organisations. He is passionate about the NHS and particularly supports the empowerment of his teams to deliver the best they can to transform the services that they support.

Simon is responsible for the following areas:

  • Financial accounting 
  • Contracting of services
  • Procurement of goods and services
  • IT
  • Estates strategy
  • Health and Safety (interim)
  • Risk Management (interim)
  • Financial governance
  • Information governance