New directors for NHS Foundation Trust

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a new medical director and a new director of resources.

Consultant urologist Mr Krishna Sethia has taken over as medical director of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and succeeds Dr Iain Brooksby, who retires in March.

Julie Cave, currently director of finance and performance at the James Paget, has been appointed director of resources at the Norfolk and Norwich and will take up her new post in June. She succeeds Anna Dugdale as director of resources.

Mr Sethia, educated at Eton and Oxford, developed his surgical career in Bristol, Oxford and Newcastle before becoming a consultant at the Norfolk and Norwich in 1990.

In 1992 he carried out the first radical prostatectomy in the region and his special interest in andrology and cancer of the prostate, bladder and penis led to NNUH becoming the regional centre for the treatment of urological cancers.

He has initiated many clinical trials and research studies and his collaboration with scientists at the University of East Anglia has contributed to internationally published research into prostate cancer.

He commented: “I welcome this opportunity to influence the future direction of the Trust and I hope to involve other clinicians in networking and decision making. I come across many staff with good ideas and I would like to help bring these talented people together so that we can put their good ideas into practice.”

Julie was deputy director of resources at the Norfolk and Norwich from 1995 to 2004. She is a qualified Accountant and has worked in a variety of financial roles in East Anglia and the South East.

Her responsibilities are financial services, capital planning and monitoring; information technology; estates and environmental management; and contracting and procurement.

She said: “I am pleased and excited to be appointed to the director of resources role at the Norfolk and Norwich. The emphasis on quality of care at the NNUH is excellent for patients across the county and beyond. I look forward to the challenges that we face albeit with a tough financial agenda in the future.”

Julie is married and lives in East Carleton in Norfolk. Outside of work she enjoys cinema, drinking wine and sunny climes.

A former treasurer of the British Association of Urological Surgeons, Krishna has been vice chairman of the Special Advisory Committee for Urology and an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons.

Married with four children, Krishna lives in Hedenham and his interests outside work include a passion for collecting good wine.

Tuesday 10th of February 2009 01:00:50 AM