Former nurse Antonia Ogden-Meade, has been appointed deputy chief executive and director of service delivery at Worthing and Southlands NHS Trust.
Her former role was director of business development and performance at Ashford and St Peter's Hospital NHS Trust.
Ms Ogden-Meade originally trained and qualified as a nurse at The Royal London NHS trust in 1991 and only relinquished her registration in 2006.
Speaking on her time at Ashford and St Peter's, she said: 'Together we have taken the trust from zero to three stars and last year were rated 'good? for our clinical services by the Healthcare Commission.'