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.
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, 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.
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. I moved to Norwich in 2009, and since then I have been fortunate to fulfil many ambitions and have had many personal, career and academic opportunties presented to me.
Mary Pandya – Public 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. 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.
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. Mr Smith also completed a 2 year sub-specialty training programme in Fetal & Maternal Medicine in Bristol before being appointed in Norwich. Mr Smith’s work focuses on management of complex pregnancy, especially diagnosis and management of fetal problems using ultrasound.
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 to two wonderful children.
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.