Who’s who on our Council of Governors

Erica Betts – Public Governor – Breckland:  Erica Betts used to work for Age UK as an Advocacy Co-ordinator working closely with Health and Social Services. More recently she has been Chairman of Breckland Older People’s Forum and Vice Chair of Norfolk Older People’s Strategic Partnership.

Jane Bevington – Public Governor – Norwich:  Jane Bevington is a retired, chartered, physiotherapist who ran her own clinic after much NHS experience.

Peter Bush – Public Governor – Norwich:  Peter Bush is married with two young children and lives in Central Norwich.  He wants to see patients received the best care as he has some chronic illnesses.

Katie Cullum – Staff Governor – Nursing and Midwifery: Katie Cullum is a specialist nurse on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit proving care for sick and premature babies.

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.

Ines Grote – Public Governor – Great Yarmouth and Waveney: Ines Grote qualified as a Chemistry and English teacher, runs her own business as a dyslexia specialist and works as a coach for people with ‘Neurodiversity in the workplace’. She lives near the sea and enjoys walking.

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.

Peter Harrison – Public Governor – South Norfolk:  Peter Harrison lives in Aldeby.  He was previously a consultant physician in Bristol and has had a significant role, over the years, in training doctors in Norfolk and nationally.

Chris Hind – Public Governor – South Norfolk:  Chris Hind has worked in the financial services industry over the last 30 years, and is now able to offer my time and expertise as a governor.  He has lived in Norfolk for over 20 years, having grown up in Norwich as a child.

Mark Hitchcock – Appointed Governor – University of East Anglia:  Managing Director of UEA Health and Social Care Partners.

Leanne Miller – Staff Governor – Clinical Support Staff: Leanne Miller is an Occupational Therapist with 16 years of NHS service in numerous large Trusts across the country.

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.

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.

Shirley Ricketts – Public Governor – Broadland:  Shirley Ricketts started here career 35 years’ ago in Birmingham as a PA to a Business Development Manager who supported the development of many social and charitable initiatives such as the improvement of social interaction.

Richard Smith – Staff Governor – Medical and Dental: Mr Richard Smith is a surgeon who trained in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in Cambridge and Norwich.

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.

Clare Stubbs – Staff Governor – Nursing and Midwifery:  Clare Stubbs, Matron, has been a nurse for over 20 years and has developed herself professionally whilst being a working mum with two children.

Alison Thomas – Appointed Governor – Norfolk County Council:  Cllr Alison Thomas represents Norfolk County Council on the Council of Governors.

Joanna Tuttle – Public Governor – Broadland:  Joanna Tuttle has lived in the Broadland area all her life and has three children.  She holds a senior position within a local secondary school where ethical values and fairness are critical to decision making.

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.