WDP's Chief Executive is Sue Clements. Sue works closely with WDP's Board, Senior Service and Functional Managers to lead an organisation which is focused on delivering the best possible outcomes in the most responsive way.
Sue Clements, Chief Executive
Sue Clements joined WDP as Chief Executive in May 2014. Before joining WDP, Sue worked for Care UK, where she led the development of their health and justice services. She has a significant amount of experience in the drink and drug field, having worked in the substance misuse field, third sector and more recently the private sector. Sue also has an extensive clinical background, having started her career as a mental health nurse.
Gul Dhanani, Medical Director
Dr. Gul Dhanani is a long-serving WDP Board Member and joined WDP’s senior management team as Medical Director in early 2012, leading on medical practice across the organisation. Gul is a trained doctor and psychiatrist with 40 years’ experience of working with addiction and an impressive track record of being involved in setting up community prescribing services and working in residential services. In addition to this, Gul is a Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist with the Central and North West London Foundation Trust (CNWLFT) and has also been appointed Honorary Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist to the dedicated drug court by the West London Magistrates Court.
Antony Heaven, Director of Human Resources
Antony joined WDP from the retail sector in 2005. He brings more than 10 years’ experience of HR and organisational learning & development, including seven years at Debenhams Retail. In addition to his role at WDP, Antony is Co-Chair at Galop, a London-based charity that raises awareness of, and delivers services to, LGBT people affected by bullying, domestic violence and sexual abuse. Antony has a BA, PGCE, Certificate in Counselling Skills, Diploma in Applied Group-Analytical Skills, Accredited Mediation Skills and has recently completed an MBA at the Open University.
John Murnane, Director of Development
John joined WDP in September 2012. He began his career as a management consultant with Novantas Consulting and has a business background with extensive experience in corporate strategy. He then moved to Bank of Ireland, where he held several senior management positions, including Head of UK Retail Strategy. John has supported the voluntary sector in parallel to his career, working as a consultant to Value Added in Africa and The Craig Bellamy Foundation and acting as Treasurer of the Harlem Youth Soccer Association. He has a degree in Economics and a Masters in Major Programme Management.
Ruth Harrington, Director of Operations
Ruth joined WDP in September 2012. She has extensive experience as a senior manager within the voluntary sector including working for six years for the Alzheimer Society where she managed a regional team supporting of 32 Alzheimer Society services. Ruth then moved into mental health with the Richmond Fellowship where she was the Assistant Director responsible for the operational delivery of residential services, supported housing, outreach, community based and employment services across the Thames region. Ruth also has previous experience in PR, policy and campaigning.