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.
Emily Martin, Director of Operations
Emily Martin has an extensive background in Social Care having trained in Social Work and worked in mental health services, homelessness services and drug and alcohol services over the last 18 years, both for the NHS and the third sector. She has spent the last seven years in the Prison Service as a Senior Operational Manager having been the Deputy Governor of Downview when it was a female establishment and latterly as the Deputy Governor of Brixton taking it through re-roll and New Ways of Working.
Karin Read, Director of Finance
Karin Read will be joining WDP as Director of Finance at the end of November 2014. Karin has served as a Chief Finance Professional in the education sector, the police service and the financial services industry. She has over 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant and has held a number of trusteeships in charitable organisations.