Maxine Espley

Maxine Espley MBE

Executive Director of Care & Support

Maxine has more than 30 years’ experience of working within health and social care. Having spent 12 years as an Executive Director in the NHS, Maxine joined Accord in 2015 as the Executive Director of Health, Social Care and Support.

Maxine brings a wealth of knowledge to GreenSquareAccord, gained through a variety of health, social care and support settings. In the NHS she worked in large complex organisations delivering acute, community and mental health services, where she led operational delivery, strategy, growth, service transformation and contracting.

She also spent 10 years as a senior manager in care and support for a Midlands based housing association and has championed community and mental health services both in the NHS and for a national charity.

Maxine is passionate about delivering quality and person centred care and support to vulnerable people, she is a strong advocate of those who work in the sector and proud of the contribution care and support makes to society. She is a Board member of the National Care Forum, a membership body for not for profit care and support providers and also a Board Director for the Black Country LEP.

In 2022, Maxine was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list for services to health and social care.