Clare Hawkins

Clare Hawkins

Chief Executive (Voting member)

Clare was appointed as Chief Executive in October 2018, having been Acting Chief Executive for the previous year. She was also previously Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Nurse.

Clare joined HCT as Director of Quality and Governance in March 2011. She is a Registered Nurse, District Nurse and Nurse Practitioner. Prior to joining HCT, Clare was Deputy Director and Director of Nursing and Quality at NHS Hertfordshire. She has held a number of other senior NHS management posts since 1995. Clare was seconded part time to the nursing directorate at NHS Improvement from January 2017 to October 2018, providing community services advice and expertise to the national team, and continues to work with her professional networks.

Clare’s particular areas of interest are patient safety and workforce development. She is the Trust’s Director of Infection Prevention and Control.

Clare is working with the Hertfordshire and West Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), developing the clinical strategy and led the establishment of the STP’s Clinical Oversight Group.

Clare's portfolio

• Overall leadership of the Trust
• Trust strategy
• Director of Infection Prevention and Control
• Communications and engagement