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The Governing Body Members

The members of the NNE Governing Body include:

  • Dr James Hopkinson – Clinical Chair, NHS Nottingham North and East CCG.
  • Jon Towler – Lay Chair. Jon is an experienced Chairman and Non Executive Director in both the private and public sectors. Jon graduated in 1991 from Reims Business School with a double degree in International Business Administration and then spent the early part of his career in international sales management. He moved into general management roles in the late 1990s, spending 8 years as a Director of the UK’s leading wholesaler of office products. Jon has been involved with the NHS for more than ten years, chairing both NHS Nottinghamshire County and the East Midlands Ambulance Service. Since 2015, Jon has been a lay member for both Mansfield & Ashfield CCG and Newark & Sherwood CCG and he chairs the Joint Primary Care Commissioning Committee. Jon represents all of the six CCGs in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire on the ICS Board and serves as its Vice Chair. Outside of work, Jon is married with two sons and lives in north Nottinghamshire.
  • Amanda Sullivan – Accountable Officer, Greater Nottingham and Mid Nottinghamshire CCG. Amanda is the Accountable Officer for the six CCG’s across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Amanda has a clinical background, working as a nurse and a midwife before moving into senior management. In 2001 Amanda was awarded PhD for research investigating decision-making during pregnancy. In her capacity as a consultant midwife, Amanda worked at regional and national levels. She chaired a working group on behalf of the National Screening Committee, which developed national standards for ultrasound consent in pregnancy. She has also edited midwifery text books .
  • Stuart Poyner – Chief Finance Officer.  Stuart Poynor has worked in the NHS for 37 years in a wide range of leadership roles. Originally working as an accountant in Leicestershire Stuart moved to the Role of Finance Director of a Primary Care Trust (PCT) in Staffordshire in 2002. In 2004 Stuart became CEO of the PCT and in 2006 he became CEO of the newly formed South Staffordshire PCT. In 2011 Stuart was appointed as CEO of the newly formed Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust where he negotiated the signing of a contract with the County Council that led to a transfer of 1,100 social Care Staff into the NHS. The Trust was the largest provider of integrated Health and Social care in the UK. During his time in the provider Trust Stuart led pioneering national work to ensure that staff were supported to raise concerns in the workplace. In 2017 Stuart was seconded to work as Director of Commissioning Operations for the North Midlands. Stuart joined Mid Notts CCGs as Director of Turnaround in September 2018
  • Elaine Moss – Chief Nurse/ Director of Quality and Governance/ ICS Nurse. Elaine previously worked as Deputy Director of Quality and Governance for NHS Nottinghamshire County Primary Care Trust with responsibility for gaining assurance on and improving the quality of services through commissioning. Elaine is a registered nurse and held various clinically based nursing roles before moving into a lead role for improving nursing quality. In 1995 Elaine gained a Master degree in Quality in Healthcare and has held a Visiting Fellowship at Nottingham Trent University, working with partners in Denmark and Finland to develop a strategy for implementation of clinical governance in the two countries
  • Lucy Dadge – Chief Commissioning Officer. Lucy has previously worked as a Director in acute and mental health trusts, as well at the Strategic Health Authority and in the Civil Service. Lucy has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, including an MBA in health services management.  Lucy has non-executive experience in the education and housing sectors and is very keen to work in partnership to ensure health commissioning is aligned to wider public services, in the best interest of citizens. Lucy has broad experience of transforming health and care services, including being involved in  the establishment of the successful Mid Nottinghamshire Better Together programme. Lucy’s commercial experience means that she is able to work with all local provider partners to ensure that the NHS provides the most innovative services to its population, ensuring best value.
  • Sue Sunderland – Lay Member, Audit and Governance. Sue has over 30 years experience of all aspects of audit, governance, financial and risk management across the public sector. Getting the best from public services has always been important to Sue. Building on her previous career with the Audit Commission and KPMG she is now focused on helping the CCG deliver the best for the people of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
  • Sue Clague – Lay Member, Patient and Public Involvement. Sue is an experienced director with a background which includes  senior roles in the UK, the US and Continental Europe and managing director posts at Courtaulds and Pretty Polly. Highly motivated and commercially focused, Sue has a proven track record of successfully driving organisational change and of creating and delivering business strategies which resulted in sustained improvements. She continues to work in the textile sector as a Commercial Business Advisor at a strategic and implementation level, is a Governor on the board of New College Nottingham and has continued involvement with a number of other public and voluntary sector roles. Sue is a member of the Risk and Performance Committee and the Audit Committee.
  • Eleri De Gilbert – Lay Member, Quality and Performance
  • Shaun Beebe – Lay Member, Financial Management (attendee). Shaun is the Head of Operations within the Faculty of Science at the University of Nottingham with responsibility for the School of Physics and Astronomy and the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre. He is also a retired Chief Superintendent with Nottinghamshire Police having served as the Divisional Commander for the City of Nottingham. Shaun has extensive experience of strategic partnerships, performance improvement and operations management, with a special interest in partnership interventions to tackle public health issues such as drug and alcohol-related harm. Shaun is also a member of the Royal College of Defence Studies

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