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Appointed 01/07/21.


  • Chair of Quality Improvement Committee
  • Senior Independent Director

Previous experience 

Lesley joined Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust as a Non-Executive Director in July 2021.  She holds qualifications in both district nursing and health visiting and has had a long NHS career working mainly in community services as a clinician and a Board member. Prior to retirement from executive roles, Lesley was Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Chief Executive of Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust having joined the organisation within weeks of its creation and been part of the leadership team that took Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust to Outstanding in the CQC report in 2019.  

Lesley Strong
Lesley Strong,  Non-Executive Director

Page last reviewed: 25 March 2024
Next review due: 25 September 2024