Senior Management Team

Sylvia Tang

Chief Executive Officer

Sylvia joined Huntercombe in 2020.  Sylvia has 14 years’ experience at board level in both the NHS and independent health and social care organisations.  Before joining The Huntercombe Group, Sylvia was Chief Executive of Priory Healthcare.  She has also held the post of Medical Director at Camden and Islington NHS Trust.

Having graduated from The Royal London Medical School in 1992 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree, she completed her specialist training at the Royal Free Hospital and other North London Hospitals, becoming a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1997 (MRCPsych) and later a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych).

She has sat on variety of committees including the NHS England London Clinical Senate Council as one of the 11 clinical experts to review evidence for service reconfiguration in London, NHSE National Mental Health Payment Steering Group and London Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network.

Research and publications include patient held records, service models in mental health, crisis team services, acute assessment wards and medical management.



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Dr Amlan Basu

Medical Director

Amlan joined Huntercombe in 2015. Before that, he was clinical director of Broadmoor Hospital, where he was also a consultant forensic psychiatrist for six years.

Amlan trained in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and continues to retain a visiting research contract with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London.

He also serves on the executive committee of the Forensic Faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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Mark Williamson

Finance Director

Mark came to Huntercombe in 2007, and is now our finance director.

He qualified as a chartered accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in 2001 and joined Four Seasons Health Care in 2005.

Mark is responsible for, among much else, plotting the strategic development of Huntercombe services and negotiating contracts with the NHS.

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Marlene Boyd

People Director

Marlene joined Huntercombe in 2016. Her working life began in HR at Sodexo, before she moved to become director of organisational development for a facilities management outsourcing company in 2005. In 2010 she moved into healthcare, and latterly, as regional account director, she looked after all of Serco’s healthcare sites in Scotland.

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