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Tom Cahill


Chief Executive

Tom joined HPFT in 2005 as Executive Director of Nursing and Practice Governance. He became Deputy Chief Executive in late 2007 and then Chief Executive in April 2009. He is the accounting officer for the Trust and carries full responsibility for the Trust's strategic direction, performance, planning, business management and development.

Tom began his career as a mental health nurse and held several senior posts before joining HPFT. At HPFT, he has overseen the development of new models of care, new facilities and the Trust’s culture. Under his leadership, HPFT was rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission in 2019.

Tom also led the Sustainability Transformation Plan (STP) for Hertfordshire and West Essex in 2016 and 2017. He is one of the Health Service Journal’s Top 50 NHS Chief Executives and received the prestigious HSJ Chief Executive of the Year Award in 2017.


Email: corporate.office@nhs.net

Tel: 01707 253800

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