New Non-Executive Director Announced

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) has announced Professor David Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia, as its new non-executive director.

David, became Vice-Chancellor in 2014, and since joining the university in 1991 he has held a series of leadership positions including Dean of the Faculty of Science, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Enterprise and Engagement, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor. As a member of the governing council of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) David plays a key role in the shaping of UK research policy.

David’s own research career as a microbiologist began at the universities of Birmingham and Oxford. He has led a research group in UEA's School of Biological Sciences for 23 years – conducting world-leading research into the biochemistry of environmentally and medically important bacteria. In 1999 he was awarded the Fleming Medal and a Wolfson Royal Society Fellowship for his contribution to the understanding of bacterial bioenergetics.

David says: “The Norfolk and Norwich Hospital is a renowned teaching hospital with strong links to the University of East Anglia. Both the hospital and the university are at the heart of the world-leading Norwich Research Park, and I am honoured to be taking up this role and further bringing together these leading institutions.”
David is married and has two children. Originally from Whitley Bay, near Newcastle, he lives in Norwich and enjoys exploring the Norfolk coastline and collecting the work of local artists. A keen football fan (and diplomat), he divides his loyalty between the Canaries and the Magpies.

His appointment as an NNUH non-executive director was made by the Trust's Council of Governors. The Trust Board next meets in public on Friday 26th September at 09.00am. There will be an update on the quality, safety and performance of hospital services.

As space is limited at the meeting, please can members of the public who are interested in attending contact the Membership Office on 01603 287634 or e-mail:

Thursday 25th of September 2014 09:00:39 AM