Interim Chairman for NNUH Announced

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has announced Mark Jeffries as interim chairman for the Trust until a permanent chair is appointed.

Mark is the Senior Partner of Mills & Reeve, a national law firm with offices in Norwich, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, London and Manchester, and he has been involved for much of his working life with companies and businesses across the Eastern Region but especially in and around Norwich. He has been a non-executive director at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for the last 12 months and will assume the role of Interim Chair from February following David Prior’s departure.

Mark said: ”I have had the advantage of working as non-executive director at the Norfolk and Norwich for a while now and know how committed and dedicated the hospital staff are to providing the best possible care, environment and quality outcomes for patients. I look forward to getting to know more of the staff over the next few months. David has worked tirelessly for the Trust and set a very high standard for his successor to achieve.”

David Prior, NNUH Chairman said: “I am moving on to the CQC with sadness to be leaving the Norfolk and Norwich though I know that Mark will provide good continuity and dedication as chairman until a permanent appointment is made.”

Notes for editors

Mark Jeffries was educated at Hymers College, Hull and St John’s College, Cambridge, and became a partner in Mills & Reeve in 1985. He managed the Norwich office from 1990 to 1996 and then led the group of lawyers across the firm who deliver services to corporate clients. In 1998 he assumed responsibility for the firm’s newly-established Birmingham office which has a particular focus on healthcare law. He was elected firm wide managing partner in 2001, a post which he held up to taking on his current role in 2007.

Outside his work at Mills & Reeve Mark was closely involved in setting up the Norfolk Education Industry and Commerce Group of which he is a former trustee and company secretary. He was also a trustee of the Norfolk Community Foundation for six years. He is a board member of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership which covers Suffolk and Norfolk and sits on the CBI’s East of England Regional Council and the Bank of England’s Regional Economic Advisory Panel for the East and South East.

Monday 7th of January 2013 04:00:56 PM