New non-executive director announcement at NNUH

Professor Charles ffrench-Constant, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at UEA, is joining the Board of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a new non-executive director.

Charles joined UEA this year from the University of Edinburgh where he established the Multiple Sclerosis Research Centre, progressing over the next 12 years to Directorships of the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Edinburgh Neuroscience, the Wellcome Trust PhD programme in Translational Neuroscience and then Dean of Research for the College of Medicine. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Cambridge in 1980 and his research has largely focused on finding therapies for Multiple Sclerosis.

David White, Chairman at NNUH said: “I am very pleased to welcome Charles to our Board, his knowledge and experience will be invaluable to the Trust.”

Sam Higginson, Chief Executive of NNUH said: “I am delighted that Charles is joining the team. We look forward very much to working with him.”

Charles said: “”I am passionate about building a vibrant clinical academic ecosystem on the Norwich Research Park and about the education of our doctors, nurses and other health professionals. I’m therefore delighted to join the Norfolk and Norwich Board and work with the team to achieve these goals.”

His appointment as an NNUH non-executive director was made by the Trust’s Council of Governors.