Sam Tappenden

Sam Tappenden

Development Director for East and North Hertfordshire Integrated Care Partnership (Non-voting member)

Sam was appointed Director of Strategy in November 2019, having previously been Acting Director of Strategy and Associate Director of Strategy and Transformation. He recently completed the regional NHS Accelerated Director Development Scheme (ADDS). Sam originally joined the Trust in 2014, working in both adult and children’s and young people’s services, leading on business planning and improvement projects.

In October 2020, Sam took on the role of Development Director for the East and North Hertfordshire Integrated Care Partnership as a secondment from his substantive role as Director of Strategy at HCT. 

Sam has also worked for Hertfordshire County Council and in the office of the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office. From 2015 to 2018, Sam was a non-executive director of Hertfordshire Independent Living Service. He has also served as a Special Constable in the South Wales Police. Sam has an MSc in Public Management from the University of Birmingham.