Samantha started her NHS career as a paediatric and general nurse and was a national management trainee. Having worked in a variety of operational management roles, and in the national clinical governance support team, she became the Chief Executive of Epsom and St Helier Hospitals NHS Trust.
Following this, Samantha worked in the independent sector before she was appointed Chief Executive of West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust in February 2013.
In 2014 Samantha was awarded HSJ 'CEO of the year'. In January 2015, Samantha was appointed by NHS England as Director of New Care Models and will lead the implementation of the new care models outlined in the NHS five year forward view.