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Board of Directors


Anna Davidson








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; Non Executive lead for STP partnerships, business developments and joint ventures.


Anna Hills








Anna Hills - Chief Executive 

Acting Chief Executive from 1 March 2019. Appointed to the permanent role from 1 August 2019.

Appointed on the Board from December 2013 as Associate Director; Director of Governance role from October 2015, Deputy Chief Executive from 1 April 2018 having undertaken the role for six months in 2017.

Anna has worked at the Trust since 2010 and has held a number of previous roles within the NHS and private sector leading quality, assurance and service development activities. Anna has a clinical background, having originally trained as an orthoptist.

Responsibilities: Accounting Officer


Mark Flynn (1)








Mark Flynn - Director of Finance

Appointed April 2014
Mark has worked at the hospital since 2007 inititally as Deputy Director of Finance and then as Director of Finance from 2014. Mark previously held senior finance roles within the social housing sector, with over 20 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 (MATT).
Responsibilities: Finance; Contracting; Procurement; Commercial Strategy; Estates and Facilities; Sustainability: Energy Carbon Management; Charitable Fund; Counter Fraud.


Paul Morris  

Paul Morris – Director of Nursing

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 RN to Lead Nurse and then Senior Matron.
Responsibilities: Lead for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions; Joint Executive with Medical Director for Clinical Practice; Safeguarding Lead; Nurse/Midwifery Revalidation; End of Life; Learning Disabilities; Dementia; Non-medical education.




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.


 Joanne Segasby

 Joanne Segasby - Chief Operating Officer

Joined the Board as Acting Chief Operating Officer from 1 April 2019; permanent in the role from 1 July 2019'
A registered nurse, Joanne has worked in the NHS for 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 since 2014.
She joined the James Paget team in October 2018 as Associate Chief Operating Officer.
Responsibilities: Operational delivery and performance, Hospital Management Board; Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity; Health and Safety; Security Director; Decontamination; Performance management framework; Information Governance; Informatics; Health Records.



Jonathan Barber - Director of Strategy & Integration (non-voting)

Appointed February 2018; permanent role from 1 March 2019
Jonathan has worked at the hospital since 2014, initially as a joint appointment with the Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG. He was apppointed as Deputy Director of Strategy and Transformation in 2016 and as a result of changes in Executive portfolios took on this role on a temporary basis. Jonathan previously held senior management roles in both local and central government and holds an MBA in public sector management.
Jonathan is Vice Chair of a Housing Association and has held a number of other non-executive positions.
Responsibilities: Strategic Planning, Trust lead for the Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership; Partnership working.


Karen Hansed

 Karen Hansed – Director of Governance and Transformation (interim)
Appointed December 2019. 
Karen has held a number of senior roles whilst working at PwC and in the NHS.  She brings a wealth knowledge and experience having worked in the NHS for over 17 years.  During her career, she has focused her time on identifying sustainable quality improvements for patients and staff to reduce unwarranted clinical variations.  In addition, her roles have involved liaising with staff to identify new ways of working to achieve efficiency and productivity improvements across a range of clinical and non-clinical areas.  Karen has also had operational experience working as a Divisional Director at an acute hospital trust.
Responsibilities, Risk and Governance, Complaints, Litigation, PALS, Clinical Audit and Effectiveness, Incidents, Serious Incidents, Never Events, Compliance (CQC, NHSI etc), Patient Safety, NICE guidance, NPSA alerts, Health & Safety and Transformation.


Trust Secretary


Ann Filby Oct 16 Cropped








Ann Filby - Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs (Trust Secretary - non voting)

Appointed 2006; Head of Communications from September 2010
Ann joined the Trust in 2006 to manage the Monitor assessment process for becoming a Foundation Trust, having previously worked in a community NHS Trust and a Primary Care Trust in Norwich. She has since held a number of slightly different roles, all encompassing elements of communications, and has managed both Board and Council of Governors processes since her arrival. In 2015 Ann took over responsibility for the Trust's corporate office supporting the Board of Directors and management of Freedom of Information requests. 
Ann is an accredited PR practitioner and Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
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; Internal/external communications; Freedom of Information Act; corporate publications and patient information.


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.

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; he currently chairs Community Action Suffolk.

Responsibilities: Chairs the Board's Audit Committee 


 Paula Kerr







Paula Kerr - Non Executive Director

Appointed by the Council of Governors for her first three year term of office from 1 November 2016; reappionted 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: NED lead for safeguarding; Business and marketing strategy; Procurement.


Roger Margand








Roger Margand - Non Executive Director

Appointed by the Council of Governors for his first three year term of office from 1 September 2017 until 31 August 2020

A partner at Spire Solicitors LLP in Norwich, Roger has extensive experience in commercial legal transactions, advising management teams and drafting and reviewing commercial contracts. He has worked with charity and non-profit organisations alongside property developers, surveyors, banks and pension funds, and has provided regulatory advice and support for a variety of boards as well as company secretarial services.

A graduate of the University of East Anglia, he was admitted to the roll of the Law Society in 1996 after qualifying as a solicitor and also holds Chartered Institute of Marketing and Advanced Employment Law qualifications.

Responsibilities: Chairs the Board’s Finance and Performance Committee.


 Dr David Scott








Professor David Scott - Non Executive Director - Senior Independent Director (from 1 April 2019 for a 12 month term) 

Appointed by the Council of Governors for his first three year term of office from 1 September 2017 until 31 August 2020.
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: Chair’s the Board’s Safety and Quality Governance Committee; Mortality; Care of the Dying (End of Life); Medical Revalidation; CEA Awards; Quality; Infection Prevention.


 Nicola Spalding







Professor Nicola Spalding - 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 April 2016 until 31 March 2019. Reappointed for a second three year term of office from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2022.

Nicola is an occupational therapist, who previously worked at the James Paget Hospital for nine years specialising in orthopaedics and palliative care. For over 20 years she has worked as a lecturer in occupational therapy, and was appointed as Professor of Occupational Therapy in 2013. Nicola teaches preregistration occupational therapy students, and also lecturers on a Masters programme in clinical education to support health and social care professionals who want to enhance their role as educators in the workplace.

As well as lecturing Nicola has had a number of leadership roles at the university, including Course Director for both the BSc and MSc preregistration Occupational Therapy programmes, Teaching Director for the School of Allied Health Professions, Associate Dean for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and Deputy Head of the School of Health Sciences.

Responsibilties: Chairs the Board’s Workforce, Education and Research Committee; workforce; Chairs the Trust’s Remarkable People Organising Committee.


The Board is also supported by Ed Taylor, Associate Director of Finance, lead for Information Technology & Security and Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO); and Graeme Armitage, Executive Lead for Workforce. 


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).

Details of how the Trust implemented the requirements can be found in the July 2015 Board of Directors paper.

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. This requirement has been extended to the Associate Director of Finance from July 2019.