Manish Nanda, Joint Chief Executive Officer
With over 13 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 led on WDP's organisational development, resulting in WDP widening its offering to include fully integrated substance misuse, smoking cessation and healthy behaviours services.
As the creator of the ground-breaking Capital Card® scheme, Manish has a passion for introducing digital innovations to enhance staff and service user experience.
Manish also served 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 at 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.
Arun is also a specialist inspector for the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Sri Muthukumaru, Head of IT
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.