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Melanie Walker MBE

Melanie Walker MBE

Chief Executive, Devon Partnership Trust

Melanie Walker MBE, joined the Trust in April 2014. Since her arrival, she has been instrumental in raising the profile of mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity. A general nurse by background, Melanie has worked at all levels and in all settings in the NHS. She has a long history of leading change in health and social care services and has been a commissioner. Melanie has an extensive experience of working and leading in the voluntary sector, including developing social enterprises. Melanie was formerly Chief Executive of Newham Primary Care Trust and Chief Executive of The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust in Harlow, Essex. She was NHS Community Leader of the year in 2009 for her work in involving patients and communities in healthcare and for her work supporting equality and inclusion.
Melanie received an MBE in 2019 for services to the NHS.

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