Richard Chillery is a qualified clinical therapist with a background in child and adolescent mental health. He is currently Operational Director for Children’s and Countywide Community Services at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust where he is accountable for the UK’s largest provider of the Healthy Child Programme. He is also a Technical Advisor for Public Health England.
Previously, Richard has worked therapeutically with children, young people and families/carers with high and complex needs within a number of local authority multi-disciplinary teams, voluntary sector and CAMHS in the UK and was also a CAMHS team co-ordinator and clinical lead in New Zealand. Richard has been until recently a practicing clinician and has held a number of senior clinical lead positions as well as operational roles. He holds an MA in Social Work and Non Directive Play Therapy, having lectured in both of these at Huddersfield University and York University. He is a graduate of a number of leadership programmes including the Nye Bevan with the NHS Leadership Academy.
Richard was appointed to the Board at Sheffield Children’s on 1 June 2019 and serves on the Quality Committee and Risk and Audit Committee as well as on panels convened under the Mental Health Act.