Name and Position

Chief Nurse Professor Nancy Fontaine 
Executive Directors


Professor Nancy Fontaine was appointed as Chief Nurse in August 2018 and is responsible for leadership of nurse, midwives, AHPs, Pharmacists and Bio-Scientists across the Trust. As Director for Infection Prevention and Control and Executive lead for Quality, Safety, Patient Experience and Engagement, Nancy is responsible for guiding the board on clinical priorities. Nancy holds a professorial role at Anglia Ruskin University.

Since 2012 Nancy was Chief Nurse and Deputy Chief Executive at Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust in Harlow.  Nancy was appointed as one of the country’s first Consultant Nurses in Emergency Medicine in 1999 and was latterly Chief Nurse at Whipps Cross Hospital leading the organisation into the Barts Health merger, where she was also appointed Deputy Chief Nurse before her move to Harlow.