Susie Perks-Baker works in the leadership and organisational development team. She is the course director for the Athena programme and for the Emerging clinical leaders programme. In addition she co-directs the Integrating physical and mental health care learning network. Other work includes consulting with NHS trusts on the relationship between organisational culture and leadership capacity.
Before joining The King’s Fund in 2015, she was executive director of organisational development and leadership development for Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar.
As a result of her international experience in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Susie has a particular interest in cross-cultural organisational and leadership issues alongside supporting alignment between organisational purpose, strategy and operational delivery.
She holds a first-class degree in education for health care professionals, an MSc in clinical research and a PhD in medical anthropology. She is also a qualified executive coach.