Name and Position

Tom Spink


Tom Spink was appointed as Chair in March 2023 after taking up the Interim Chair role in May 2022.  He has been a Non-Executive Director since June 2020.

He has worked at Aviva in several key senior roles since 2007 and began his current role as Group Procurement Director in 2013.  Prior to joining  NNUH, Tom was a non-executive director at the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust where he was chair of the finance and performance committee, vice-chair of the Trust and a member of the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership Oversight Group.

Tom graduated from the University of Dundee with a first class honours degree in Civil Engineering in 1983, and gained his MBA from Warwick University in 1988. He worked in a number of engineering and aerospace companies before joining Norwich Union (now Aviva) in 2002. During his time with Aviva he held various roles including CEO of the General Insurance business in Turkey. For the last seven years Tom has been the Group Procurement Director.

Tom is the nominated Non-Executive Director for Maintaining High Professional Standards, the chair of the Finance, Investments and Performance Committee and a member of the following additional committees:

  • Nominations and Remuneration Committee
  • Charitable Funds Committee

Tom Spink was appointed Interim Chairman in May 2022.