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‘Outstanding’ trust names interim chief

Published on: 7 Jul 2023

East London Foundation Trust has named an interim chief executive, following the departure of her predecessor to lead its neighbour.

Lorraine Sunduza is currently the mental health trust’s deputy chief executive and chief nurse and will become interim CEO in September.

The move comes after Paul Calaminus was appointed CEO of North East London Foundation Trust.

Although ELFT is based in inner north east London, it also runs mental health services in Bedfordshire. It is rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.

Ms Sunduza, who is originally from Zimbabwe, joined ELFT in 2002 as a charge nurse in forensic services, and was appointed substantively as chief nurse in 2018.

She said she was “proud and honoured to be appointed as interim chief executive”. ELFT chair Eileen Taylor – who is also joint chair of NELFT – said Ms Sunduza “embodies the values of ELFT”.