Board of Directors

The CPFT Board of Directors is made up of executive and non-executive directors, led by a non-executive chair. The Board is responsible for ensuring that the Trust is accountable to the public for the services it manages.

You can view some information on each of our Executive Directors' portfolios on this page: Executive Director portfolios

Details of the Board of Directors' meetings can be found ont the right hand side of this page, along with copies of our Constitution, Gifts and Hospitality Register and Register of Interests.

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Debbie Smith, Chief Operating Officer

Debbie Smith, Chief Operating Officer

Debbie started in the NHS in 1987 in Derbyshire where she trained as a mental health nurse before moving to Staffordshire working in a number of clinical roles in both adult and older people’s services. After returning to Derbyshire as a service manager in 2001, she then joined Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust in 2005 as an Assistant Director for Older People’s Mental Health Services and then as Deputy Director of Operations. In 2013, she was appointed Mental Health Service Director and completed anMBA with the Open University. In 2016 Debbie became Chief Operating Officer before joining CPFT in 2020 as the Director of Operations and System Partnerships. 

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