Sam Allen

Samantha Allen

Chief Executive Designate, North East and North Cumbria ICB

Samantha joined the North East and North Cumbria ICB from the South East where she was the chief executive of an NHS mental health and learning disability trust for the last five years. 

Prior to this Samantha has worked in a range of operational management and leadership roles across healthcare. She is also chair of the Health and Care Women Leaders Network at the NHS Confederation, a member of The Kings Fund general advisory council and a member of the chartered management institute board of companions.

Sam started work in the NHS in 1996 and has a background in the operational management and leadership of mental health services and health and social care commissioning. Sam has also gained valuable experience working with an international healthcare organisation in the private sector. 

As a Leadership Fellow at St. George’s House, Windsor Castle, Sam takes an active role in influencing culture and leadership development across the NHS.