Who’s who on our Council of Governors

Erica Betts – Public Governor – Breckland:  Erica Betts used to work as the Advocacy Coordinator for AgeUK, Cheshire representing people with dementia. Required working closely with health and social services.

Rob Boyce – Staff Governor – Clinical Support Staff: Rob Boyce works as a Practice Educator for Radiotherapy which means he is heavily involved in the development of many of the Trust’s future staff.

Nick Brighouse – Public Governor – South Norfolk: Nick Brighouse OBE is married with four (now) adult children, and one stepdaughter who is at high school. He is a retired Practising Chartered Accountant.

Sue Burt – Staff Governor – Nursing and Midwifery: Sue Burt is a Sister and Emergency Nurse Practitioner in the Accident and Emergency Department at NNUH and has experience representing nurses having been a Steward for the Royal College of Nursing.

Annie Cook – Staff Governor – Admin and Clerical Staff:  Annie Cook has worked at NNUH for 19 years, having previously held roles at The Industrial Society, BT and the BBC.

Terry Davies – Deputy Lead Governor – Volunteers and Contractor Staff: Terry Davies has worked at NNUH for 21 years, firstly as a porter for 10 years gaining valuable experience in patient care. The last 11 years he has been a Unison officer, representing both volunteers and contractor staff.

Professor Diane DeBell –  Public Governor – Norwich:  Diane DeBell’s career has been in public health research with particular expertise in child, adolescent, and family care. She has conducted international research leading teams of staff in many parts of the world.

Nina Duddleston – Public Governor – Breckland:  Nina Duddleston is a retired nurse of forty years’ experience in both secondary and primary care. She has lived in Breckland for thirty years having moved to Norfolk as the wife of a serviceman.

Carol Edwards – Public Governor – North Norfolk: Carol Edwards recently retired as Deputy Director of Nursing at NNUH. She has been a nurse for 40 years, 15 years working at the Norfolk and Norwich and Cromer Hospitals. She is married, lives in Corpusty and has three adopted children, one with Learning Disabilities.

Sarah Ellis – Public Governor – Norwich:  Sarah Ellis retired from an integrated Health and Social Care management post in June 2016. As a qualified Occupational Therapist she is keen to offer her skills and experience from my life and career in an interesting role, to improve services for local people and be a public voice.

Shelia Ginty – Staff Governor – Nursing and Midwifery: Sheila Ginty has worked in the NHS as a nurse for over thirty years. Her career has been varied spanning most aspects of surgical specialities.

Ines Grote – Public Governor – Great Yarmouth and Waveney: Ines Grote qualified as a Chemistry and English teacher, ran her own business as owner and director of a riding centre in Germany before starting a family here in Norfolk.

Shelagh Gurney – Appointed Governor – Norfolk County Council:  Shelagh Gurney is the Vice Chair of Adult Social Care Committee.

Jackie Hammond – Public Governor – Broadland: Jackie worked for the NHS across Norfolk and Suffolk for 24 years in quality assurance and clinical and corporate governance. Having retired from the NHS in 2015, she was asked to work as a Legal Consultant by a law firm in Cambridge, and for the last three years she has been supporting a range of Trusts across East Anglia to investigate and respond to clinical negligence claims.

Mr John Nolan – Staff Governor – Medical and Dental:  John Nolan has been a consultant in Norwich for nearly 20 years, having trained mainly in London, Norwich and Australia and enjoys a busy clinical practice of general orthopaedics and trauma surgery.

Mary PandyaPublic Governor – Rest of England:  Mary Pandya trained and worked for fourteen years as a Senior Staff Nurse at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Dr JH Rees – Public Governor – Broadland:  Dr John Rees has an up-to-date knowledge of the NHS, having just completed three years as a non executive director at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn. He has an appreciation of the difficulties in day-to-day working and recruitment to General Practice having been a GP. He retrained in Public Health  becoming Director of Public Health for Norfolk in 2000.

Matthew Roe – Public Governor – North Norfolk:  Matthew retired in 2017 after 35 years in biotechnology and life-science developing medicines to treat brain cancer, Alzheimer’s and psoriasis.  Most recently he was Head of Product Marketing at Abcam in Cambridge, the world’s largest provider of antibodies for research. He was a trustee for his company pension scheme and two biotechnology advisory boards.

Jane Scarfe – Lead Governor – Public Governor – South Norfolk: Jane Scarfe is a Rheumatoid Arthritis patient and Chair of THE RiNG – a social and support group for Norfolk RA patients– she is particularly interested in the long-term health conditions which are increasingly prevalent in our ageing population. She served on the Royal College of Physicians’ Patients and Carers’ Network, a Strategic Health Authority patients’ working party and is also a former journalist.

Joy Stanley – Public Governor – Breckland:  Joy Stanley has worked as a senior nurse in theatre, casualty, orthopaedics, outpatients, midwifery, tropical medicine, palliative care, and teaching. She has also been involved with Health Watch and the Carers Council.

Penny Sutton – Public Governor – King’s Lynn and West Norfolk:  Penny Sutton is a pharmacist by profession, having worked in both retail and hospital pharmacy in West Norfolk and co-operated with colleagues across the county.

Tracy Williams Appointed Governor: Clinical Commissioning Groups: Tracy Williams is the Chair of  Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group which is responsible for commissioning NHS health services.