We have a number of directors who are not voting members of the Trust Board, but who may attend Board meetings. Profiles for these staff can be found below.
Nicky Leach, Director of Logistics and Patient Services
Nicky began her career in the NHS working in operational roles in complex London teaching hospitals. She later joined one of the major management consultancies (PwC) to broaden her skills and experience.
Nicky has worked in the UK and overseas delivering major change programmes across business services, manufacturing and public services including health, probation and local government. She brings more than 20 years of operational and consulting experience to the team of executive directors.
Paul Fenton, Director of Estates
Paul comes to ESNEFT having been Director of Estates and Facilities at The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, which he joined in September 2015.
Paul is a Chartered Engineer, having extensive experience over the last 25 years within the Building Services and Facilities industry in both the public and private sectors, in the UK and European markets. Commencing his career in the NHS in 2002, Paul has held senior positions in four acute hospitals and joined the Trust from North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Paul is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and a member of The Institute of Health Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) and the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM). He is the immediate past Chairman of the Health Estates & Facilities Management Association (HEFMA) and sits on its National Council.
Rebecca Driver, Director of Communications and Engagement
Rebecca is a highly skilled communications and engagement professional with more than 25 years’ experience of working in the NHS.
She began her career as an operational manager in the acute sector before leading a cancer network and working in commissioning and mental health services as a strategic communicator.
Denver Greenhalgh, Director of Governance
Denver was previously Director of Governance at The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, having joined in June 2015. Before that, she was at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust for five years.
Denver began her career in the NHS as a newly qualified podiatrist and after three years in this clinical role moved into leadership.
She has worked in both community and hospital services in a range of leadership roles. In 2008 she decided to specialise in governance.
Angela Tillett, Chief Medical Officer
Angela has been Medical Director at Colchester Hospital since 2015.
Angela trained at University College London and qualified in 1987. She first trained as a GP but then went on to complete paediatric training, starting as a consultant in Colchester in 2001.
Previous roles include Lead Clinician for Paediatric Oncology Services and from March 2011 – December 2013 Divisional Director for Women and Children’s Services. She is an instructor for national resuscitation council courses and supports life support training and the paediatric critical care group at the Trust.
Crawford Jamieson, Medical Director
Crawford Jamieson has been a consultant gastroenterologist at Ipswich Hospital since March 2016 and has nearly 30 years of NHS experience.
Previously, Crawford worked in various London hospitals as well as at the James Paget in Gorleston and the Norfolk and Norwich, where he went on to hold the post of Associate Medical Director. Dr Jamieson continues to see outpatients to maintain his clinical skills.
Melissa Dowdeswell, Director of Nursing for Colchester Hospital
Alison Power, Director of Operations - Group 1
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.
Karen Lough, Director of Operations - Group 2
Karen’s 16-year career in the NHS includes working on the national programme for the IT Choose and Book campaign, leadership roles as a general manager, and as a divisional director for surgery at the Norfolk and Norwich University NHS Foundation Trust. She has also spent time working as commissioner for Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group. Karen’s first job in the NHS was at Ipswich Hospital and she came back to the hospital in January 2016 as associate director of operations for surgery.
Clare Conaghan, Director of People and Organisational Development
Clare has more than 20 years’ experience in human resources, with the last 15 years spent in the public sector and charitable organisations. Clare has a successful track record of managing multi-disciplinary human resources function in national organisations. She joined us from Save the Children UK, where she has initiated a number of key initiatives to deliver transformational culture change. Prior to joining Save the Children, Clare worked in UK Policing for nearly ten years in various HR roles.
Paul Little, Director of Operations - Group 3
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.