Executive team

Nick Hulme, Chief Executive

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. Nick successfully brought together community and hospital based care in his previous role as Chief Executive of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.

Nick was appointed Chief Executive at The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust in January 2013 and in May 2016 also became Chief Executive of Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust. Following successful joint working, the two trusts merged on the 1 July 2018 to form East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, of which Nick is now Chief Executive. He is also leading the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for east and west Suffolk and north east Essex.

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Neill Moloney, Managing Director

Neill has worked in the NHS for over 20 years. He has extensive experience and expertise in operational management, planning and performance and  leadership in commissioning and information. Neill was Chief Operating Officer for The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, and then joint Managing Director for Ipswich and Colchester trusts before the organisations merged in July 2018.

Neill is passionate about high quality, safe, compassionate care.

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Catherine Morgan, Chief Nurse

Catherine was previously Director of Nursing for Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust and previously worked at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, where she was Director of Nursing for three years. Prior to that she was Deputy Director of Nursing at Ipswich Hospital Trust.

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Dawn Scrafield, Director of Finance

Dawn has 20 years’ experience in the NHS predominately as an accountant and ultimately as a Finance Director. Most recently, she was Finance Director for Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.

She spent two years at NHS England’s Essex Area Team as Director of Finance and Deputy Area Director. Prior to that, from 2010-11 she was Director of Finance at NHS South West Essex and worked at South East Essex PCT from 2006 to 2009.

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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.


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Mike Meers, Director of Information Communication and Technology

Mike has concentrated his career locally within the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Community for more than 28 years managing information technology services and the delivery of ICT 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 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 of the Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) was created to provide board-level accountability and greater assurance that information risks are addressed.

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