Sam Tappenden

Sam Tappenden

Director of Strategy (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.

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.