Who we are
Board of Directors
Anna Davidson - Chair
Appointed Chair by the Council of Governors in May 2017 for a first three year term of office; reappointed for a second term to 30 April 2023
Anna joined the Trust as a Non Executive Director in February 2016, becoming Deputy Chair in November 2016.
Anna has worked predominantly within the public and private sectors, most recently as a senior executive director within the Norse Group, which she left in August 2015. During her 10 years at Norse Property Services (NPS), Anna was a key member of the Strategic Leadership Team and her responsibilities included business development, strategic planning and the development of new joint ventures and consultancy services. Anna has previously been a Director on the boards of three subsidiary companies within the Norse Group as well as being a Director on the Board of the North Lincolnshire Local Education Partnership, where NPS was a founding partner.
Responsibilities: Chair of Board of Directors; Chair of Council of Governors and Committees; Chair of Charitable Fund Trustees; Chair of Executive Nomination and Remuneration Committee; Doctors disciplinary Non Executive champion/independent member.
Joanne Segasby - Chief Executive
Appointed as Chief Executive from 25 April 2022
A registered nurse, Jo has worked in the NHS for over 25 years, carrying out clinical work in Accident and Emergency and Critical Care, at Ipswich, Addenbrooke's and the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals. She has held managerial roles in Cancer Services, as General Manager in Women and Children’s Services and was Operational Director for Surgery at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital from 2014. Jo joined the James Paget team in October 2018 as Associate Chief Operating Officer and was Acting Chief Operating Officer from 1 April 2019. She became Chief Operating Officer from 1 July 2019 and secured the role of Chief Executive in spring 2022.
Responsibilities: Accounting Officer
Mark Flynn - Director of Strategic Projects
Appointed as an Executive Director April 2014
Mark has worked at the hospital since 2007 inititally as Deputy Director of Finance and then as Director of Finance from 2014 until 31 March 2021.
Mark was appointed as Director of Strategic Projects in April 2021, reflecting the projects in the hospital and his strategic estates leadership across the Norfolk and Waveney system. He previously held senior finance roles within the social housing sector, with over 25 years finance experience gained in both the public and private sectors. Mark is a Fellow Chartered Certificated Accountant (FCCA) and is also a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT).
Responsibilities: Lead for Information Technology & Security and Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO), Estates and Facilities; Health & Safety, and the new hospital programme.
Paul Morris – Director of Nursing and Patient Safety
Appointed April 2020
Paul is a registered nurse who has worked in the NHS for 20 years. He has worked in several organisations across both Suffolk and Norfolk including Acute Trusts and Public Health England. The majority of Paul’s nursing practice has been in emergency medicine, in a variety of roles from Registered Nurse to Lead Nurse and then Senior Matron.
Responsibilities: Lead for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions; Executive lead for Maternity Services; Joint Executive with Medical Director for Clinical Practice; Patient Safety and Experience, Clinical Governance, Safeguarding Lead; Nurse/Midwifery Revalidation; End of Life; Learning Disabilities; Dementia; Non-medical education. Director of Infection Prevention and Control.
Hazel Stuart - Medical Director
Appointed from 5 March 2018
Hazel has been a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Trust since 1999 and was Deputy Medical Director from 2013. Born in Great Yarmouth General Hospital, Hazel went to Great Yarmouth Grammar School before beginning her career at the James Paget Hospital in 1981 as a nursing auxiliary, prior to going to medical school. Qualifying in 1987, Hazel’s work then saw her training in obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and emergency medicine and her varied career has seen her working at St George’s Hospital in London, as well as in the Australian outback.
Responsibilities: Lead for Medical and Dental practitioners including medical education; Co-Director/Joint Executive with the Director of Nursing for Clinical Practice; Medicines Management Lead (including lead for pharmacy); Clinical Audit and Effectiveness; Radiation; Seven day services; Caldicott Guardian; Mortality; Medical revalidation; Cancer; Research; Information Governance.
Nigel Kee - Interim Chief Operating Officer
Appointed as Interim Chief Operating Officer from April 2022.
Nigel has a nursing background, and has a wealth of board level experience across acute, community and mental health services.
Responsibilities: Operational delivery and performance, Hospital Management Board; Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity; Decontamination; Performance management framework; Informatics; Health Records.
Jonathan Barber - Director of Strategy & Transformation (non-voting)
Appointed February 2018; permanent role from 1 March 2019
Jon has worked at the hospital since 2014, initially as a joint appointment with the Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG.
Jon previously held senior management roles in both local and central government and holds an MBA in public sector management.
Jonathan has held a number of other non-executive positions.
Responsibilities: Strategic planning, internal transformation and quality improvement; Trust lead for Norfolk and Waveney Partnership working.
Ed Taylor - Director of Finance
Appointed April 2021
Ed started working at the James Paget in 2000, initially as a Management Accountant. After taking several roles within the Finance team, Ed became Deputy Director of Finance in 2014, and then Associate Director of Finance in July 2019, taking responsibility as Executive Lead for Digital. As a graduate from the University of East Anglia, Ed’s early career prior to joining the NHS was in private practice working with small business accounts and audit, during which time he also qualified as a member of the Association of Chartered Certificated Accountants. Ed has now joined the Board as a voting member.
Responsibilities: Finance; Contracting; Procurement; Commercial Strategy; and Counter Fraud.
Sarah Goldie – Director of People and Culture
Appointed as Interim Director October 2021, permanent role from December 2021
Sarah is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She has more than 20 years’ experience as a Human Resources (HR) professional in the NHS. Prior to joining the James Paget Hospital in 2021, she spent twelve years leading HR and organisational development at a mental health trust.
Sarah’s role is to implement our People and Culture Strategy. The strategy aims to ensure that our organisation has a compassionate, supportive and inclusive culture, which not only makes it an attractive place to work but enables staff to deliver the highest standards of care.
Responsibilities: Recruitment, retention, staff engagement, staff wellbeing, equality, diversity and inclusion, employee relations, leadership development, organisational development, temporary staffing.
Ann Filby - Head of Corporate Affairs/Trust Secretary - non voting
Appointed 2006; Head of Communications from September 2010 to March 2021; full time Trust Secretary April 2021
Ann joined the Trust in 2006 to manage the assessment process to become a Foundation Trust, having previously worked in a community NHS Trust and a Primary Care Trust in Norwich. As well as being the Trust Secretary, she led communications for over 10 years. Ann is now focussing on the full time Trust Secretary role and continued development of Trust, Board and Council of Governors processes, as well as leading the corporate office and managing Freedom of Information requests.
Responsibilities: Trust Secretary: Board of Directors, Council of Governors, Trust membership; Trust’s corporate office, compliance and constitutional issues; Conflicts of Interest and Hospitality policy; Fit and Proper Person requirement implementation; Freedom of Information Act.
Non Executive Directors
Non Executive Directors are appointed by the Council of Governors for a three year term of office.
Stephen Javes – Non Executive Director
Appointed by the Council of Governors for his first three year term of office from 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2021. Reappointed for a second three year term from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2024.
Stephen was Chief Executive of the Orwell Housing Group for 27 years until September 2018, setting strategy, policy and the tone of the business. His oversight sought to ensure that solutions were found to care for people in an ever more challenging world and with an ageing population. Stephen brings a range of skills and a wealth of experience into this Non Executive role having served on many private and public Boards, and is the current Chair of the Lowestoft Places Board.
Responsibilities: Chairs the Board's Audit Committee, NED lead for Security management including counter fraud, and Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR).
Paula Kerr - Non Executive Director
Appointed by the Council of Governors for her first three year term of office from 1 November 2016; reappointed for a second term of office to 31 October 2022
A former group director at pharmaceutical company SmithKline Beecham and chair of a national charity Paula has experience at board level in private, public and voluntary sector organisations in the fields of health, social care and education. She joined the Trust after spending more than three years working as a trustee, vice chair and chair of trustees at Livability, a national charity providing disability and community services. Prior to that, Paula has had Non Executive roles in an acute hospital, a Mental Health Trust and a Strategic Health Authority.
Responsibilities: Chairs the Board's Finance and Performance Committee.
Professor David Scott - Non Executive Director - Senior Independent Director (from 1 April 2019)
Appointed by the Council of Governors for his first three year term of office from 1 September 2017; reappointed for a second three year term to 30 August 2023
Previously an Honorary Professor of Rheumatology at the Norwich Medical School (UEA) for over 20 years, and was a consultant rheumatologist and fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. David has undertaken a range of roles during his career including director of research and development at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital and Clinical Director of Norfolk & Suffolk Comprehensive Local Research Network. David's last role was for the Clinical Commissioning Group.
Responsibilities: Chairs the Board’s Patient Safety and Quality Committee; Maternity Board Safety Champion; Mortality; Care of the Dying (End of Life), Non Executive Director oversight of Guardian of Safe Working requirements; Medical Revalidation; CEA Awards; Quality; Infection Prevention.
Laura Bowater - Non Executive Director, representing the University of East Anglia
Appointed by the Council of Governors for her first three year term of office from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2024
After training as a microbiologist and working as a bench scientist in the John Innes Centre, Laura moved to the Norwich Medical School in 2007. Laura's research background is in antimicrobial resistance and public engagement.
Laura became a Professor in Microbiology Education and Engagement in 2016 and is currently the Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Innovation at the University of East Anglia.
Responsibilities; Freedom to Speak Up; Wellbeing Guardian
Karen Knight - Non Executive Director
Appointed by the Council of Governors in January 2021 for a three-year term of office.
Karen, who is now retired, has had a long career working in many roles within health and social care. For nine years, she was an Executive and Non Executive Director of the NorseGroup, the country’s largest local authority trading company. She has also been the Managing Director of Norsecare, leading one of East Anglia’s largest residential care providers to achieve outstanding CQC ratings.
Responsibilities: Chairs the Board's People and Culture Committee; Equality, diversity and inclusion
John Hennessey - Non Executive Director
Appointed by the Council of Governors in January 2021 for a three-year term of office.
John grew up in Minnesota in the USA before moving to the UK in 1990. He worked for business consultancy Deloitte before joining the NHS in 1993. He was an NHS Finance Director for 24 years, working at several London-based organisations including Great Ormond Street Hospital. His last NHS post was at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where he was Chief Financial Officer from 2018-20 as well as the Norfolk and Waveney STP Finance Director.
Responsibilities: Chairs Board's Strategic Projects Committee
Fit and Proper Person Requirement
The report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry recommended that a statutory "fit and proper persons" requirement be imposed on health service bodies (in relation to their Directors).
This is part of the recruitment process for all new Board members, with an annual review undertaken, reporting to the July meeting of the Board of Directors held in public. All Board members are regarded as fit and proper.