Senior management

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Manish Nanda, Director of Development and Joint Chief Executive Officer

With over 10 years experience in the health and social care sector, Manish has an extensive background in Criminal justice and substance misuse service design and delivery. Having joined WDP in 2006, Manish has worked in wide a variety of services and held operational positions ranging from Arrest Referral Practitioner to Operations Manager. More recently as Director of Development, Manish has led on WDP's organisational development, resulting in WDP widening its offering to include fully integrated substance misuse, smoking cessation and healthy behaviours services. Manish also serves as a trustee at Link to Change, an East of England based charity, working with vulnerable young people at risk of sexual exploitation. 







Dr Arun Dhandayudham, Medical Director and Joint Chief Executive Officer

Arun has been a Consultant in Addictions Psychiatry for over 10 years in both the NHS and the Third sector.

He trained in Psychiatry in Oxford and Cambridge before becoming Clinical Director of the NHS addiction services across Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. He then worked in CRI before joining WDP as Medical Director in January 2015. A keen interest in management led to an MBA at Henley Business School and membership of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management. Arun has extensive experience of setting up and running community drug and alcohol services, prison substance misuse services and dual diagnosis services.

He continues to be actively involved in the Royal College of Psychiatry Addictions Faculty where he is Coordinator of the Regional Representatives network as well as Chair of the Addictions Faculty Patient and Carer group. His research interests include pain management, online shopping addiction and chronic arousal states such as anxiety and their impact on addictions treatment.





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Lesley has been working in the substance misuse field for over 15 years having started her career as a Mental Health Nurse and gained a Masters Degree in ‘Drugs in Society; Policy & Intervention’. She has worked in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors of the business in a range of roles from that of front line practitioner to Director of Services within 2 different charities. Lesley has also been a Commissioner of Substance Misuse Services for a local authority, commissioning a range of community prescribing and prison based services in Kent.

Screen Shot 2016-06-13 at 11.02.31_0.pngSri MuthuKumaru, Head of IT

Sri has over 20 years experience in the IT industry. Since 2004, he worked as Head of IT in public and voluntary sectors such as the Multinational Charitable Housing and Care, NHS and Higher Education Sectors. He has an MSc in Information Systems & Engineering from Southbank University and a BEng (Hons) in Electronic & Communication Engineering from the University of North London. Sri provides innovative solutions for everyday work environments in order to effectively achieve the vision and objectives of the organisation. He has extensive experience in core IT technical skills, management of staff, projects, programs, budgets, IT & Office procurement and IT Contracts; IT strategy planning and implementation, business analysis and development, planning and design of IT infrastructure, merging IT departments and systems and restructuring and outsourcing IT services. Sri currently serves as the General Secretary at Croydon Academy of Eastern Art where he previously worked as an Education and Welfare Officer.

Screen Shot 2016-06-20 at 11.53.05_0_0.png Simon Marshall, Head of Workforce

Pragmatic and commercial in his approach, Simon has been a member of the WDP management team for over 11 years. With over 20 years of HR management experience Simon has previously worked in the FMCG, financial services and recruitment sectors. Simon leads our Human Resources and Learning and Development teams to support the effective recruitment, retention and development of our people.


Tessa McLean, Head of Services

Tessa has been working in the criminal justice and substance misuse fields for over 15 years and gained a Masters Degree in Management. She has worked in the statutory and voluntary sectors in a range of central and regional management positions including; Performance, Service Development and Operations. Tessa leads our Operations and Performance teams to support the effective delivery of services to our clients