Executive Directors

 

Executive Directors at ESNEFT

Voting Members of the Trust Board

 

Photograph of Nick Hulme wearing a navy suit, blue shirt and green patterned tie
Photograph of Nick Hulme wearing a navy suit, blue shirt and green patterned tie

Nick Hulme, Chief Executive

Trust Accounting Officer. Responsible for corporate strategy, external relations, transformation plan, regulation and compliance, leadership.

Nick has worked in the NHS for more than 30 years. He was appointed Chief Executive of Ipswich Hospital in January 2013, and became Chief Executive of Colchester in May 2016 prior to the merger to form ESNEFT in 2018.
Nick Hulme has worked in the NHS and social care for more than 35 years. He has worked in operational management and leadership roles in large, complex London acute Trusts. His first management role was in sexual health services before being appointed to senior leadership roles in operational and general management.

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Angela wearing glasses smiling at the camera.
Angela wearing glasses smiling at the camera.

Angela Tillett, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Medical Officer

Angela trained at University College London and started as a paediatric consultant in Colchester in 2001, and was appointed Colchester Hospital’s Medical Director in 2015. Her roles included lead clinician for Paediatric Services, Divisional director for Women’s and Children’s Services and subsequently divisional director for Surgery before she was appointed to the Chief Medical Officer role.

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Vacant, Chief Nurse

Photograph of Adrian Marr
Photograph of Adrian Marr

Adrian Marr, Director of Finance

Adrian has worked in the NHS for over 30 years and was appointed to the ESNEFT Board in 2019. He has undertaken finance director roles in provider and commissioning organisations, and was previously director of finance for NHS England in the east of England

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Shane in a suit, smiling at the camera.

Shane Gordon, Director of Strategy, Research and Innovation

Dr Gordon is a clinician with over a decade of senior NHS management experience in transformational change, strategic and local commissioning and acute hospital leadership.
He is passionate about improving services through innovation, evidence based practice and the use of information to drive positive change. Dr Gordon is also vice chairman of the East of England Clinical Senate.

Shane was previously clinical chief officer of North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group. He was associate medical director of the East of England Strategic Health Authority and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Surgeons.

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Photograph of Kate Read

Kate Read, Director of People and Organisational Development

Kate previously worked at Health Education England, East of England, as Deputy Postgraduate Dean but also spent time at West Suffolk Hospital prior to being appointed to the role of Director of People and Organisational Development at ESNEFT.

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Mike in a suit smiling at the camera,

Mike Meers, Director of Digital and Logistics

Mike has worked within local NHS services for more than 28 years managing information technology services and their transformation.
During this time he has led the delivery of major infrastructure, corporate and clinical IT systems from procurement through to implementation.
Mike has responsibility for development of the Trust’s ICT strategy and supporting ICT programme delivery and support functions including the digitisation of records management.
Prior to taking up the Director of Information Communications and Technology post for the Trust (in 2018) he was Chief Information Officer at The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust and led the integration of ICT services for acute and community services.
Mike has responsibility on the Trust Board as the Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO). The role was created to provide board-level accountability and greater assurance that information risks are addressed.

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Non-Voting Members of the Trust Board

We have a number of directors who are not voting members of the Trust Board, but who may attend Board meetings.

George in a suit wearing glasses, smiling at the camera.
George in a suit wearing glasses, smiling at the camera.

George Chalkias, Director of Governance

George joined the Trust as Director of Governance in May 2023. George was previously the Trust Secretary at the West London NHS Trust where he led the Trust’s Corporate Governance function for four years.

Prior to this, he worked as Corporate Governance Manager at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, and has also worked in public policy for elected representatives in Westminster.

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Photograph of Alison Power

Alison Stace, Director of Operations

Alison was the Director of Operations at Colchester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust from January 2017. Prior to that, she was at The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust for 21 years where her last role was Deputy Chief Operating Officer.

Alison began her career as a newly qualified nurse over 30 years ago and has extensive expertise and experience in both Cancer Care and Medicine and Emergency Care. She has worked in both clinical and operational senior leadership roles and is currently the SRO for System Resilience as part of the North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance.

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Photograph of Karen smiling at the camera

Karen Lough, Director of Elective Care

Karen is a highly experienced director of operations and has worked in the NHS for 20 years. Karen began her career in the NHS at Ipswich Hospital. She has worked in a large teaching hospital and also in commissioning across the East of England. Karen’s focus is on elective and diagnostic services across the Trust.

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Nick in a suit smiling at the camera.
Nick in a suit smiling at the camera.

Nick Sammons, Director of Estates and Facilities

Nick is a chartered civil engineer and chartered procurement professional, and most recently has been working for the Department for Energy, Security and Net Zero and the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology in central government.

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Executive Directors who do not sit on the Trust Board

Photograph of Paul Little
Photograph of Paul Little

Paul Little, Director for Integrated Health and Care

Paul was area director of adult and community services in Ipswich and east Suffolk for Suffolk County Council before being appointed to this innovative, new role for ESNEFT and Suffolk County Council.

Working to develop our Alliance approach in Suffolk, he will be seconded for 12 months and will report to Neill Moloney, Deputy Chief Executive for ESNEFT and to Sue Cook, Executive Director People Services, at Suffolk County Council.

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