As a retired Strategic Director for Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils, Tony was responsible for a strategic portfolio that included Transformation; Corporate Governance; Service Commissioning; Customer Services; Communication and Community Health & Wellbeing. Tony's local government background and commitment to Community Health & Wellbeing makes him an ideal Non Executive Director for the ECCH Board. In addition to his Non Executive Director role with ECCH Tony is also on the Board of Suffolk Sport; a School Governor and Parish Councillor
Jonathan Williams became CEO of East Coast Community Healthcare in June 2014. He joined the social enterprise in August 2012 as Director of Quality and Assurance. He is an experienced NHS Clinical Director with a diverse range of expertise gained from more than 30 years’ service. 17 years were spent in clinical practice as a nurse, the rest in senior management which has seen him lead on clinical governance, contract management and commissioning, leadership, organisation development, and infection prevention and control. He joined ECCH from Norfolk Public Health where he worked as an Associate Director.
Sean is a chartered accountant who has worked at executive director level in social housing for more than 13 years with responsibility for operational delivery, human resources, IT, governance and finance. He is currently working as Executive Resources Director for Hundred Houses Society in Cambridge. Sean won the Institute of Directors’ Best Third and Public Sector Director of the Year 2016 for the Eastern Region. He has experience of non-executive positions on Boards in health care, manufacturing and education including at Horizon Health CIC. He has particular interests in coaching and diversity, especially how organisations support LGBT people.
A former community nurse, Anna joined ECCH from her role as Corporate Director of Adult and Community Services for Suffolk County Council. During her career she has supported the set up of 4 social enterprises - Suffolk Libraries, Leading Lives, Sensing Change and Realise Futures. She also oversaw the multi million pound commercial deal for new residential care homes for Suffolk to replace ageing buildings. Anna was Director of Services and Chief Nurse for the former Waveney Primary Care Trust (PCT) and Director of Nursing for Hammersmith and Fulham PCT.
Executive Director of Operations
Adele is a Physiotherapist by profession. In 1992 she began her career in Boston, Lincolnshire and moved to the Great Yarmouth and Waveney locality 18 years ago. Throughout her career she has progressed through a variety of managerial and leadership positions. Adele took the lead role for Adult Community Services in 2011 when Community Services became a Social Enterprise and launched as ECCH. She became an Executive Director in July 2014 and continues to lead Adult Services which includes Beccles Community Hospital, District and Specialist Nursing, our Out of Hospital Teams and a range of Therapy services.
Executive Director of Finance & Resources
Simon is a qualified Finance/Commercial Director who has worked in both the private and public sectors. He has extensive experience in financial planning, analysis, strategy and leading organisational change. Before joining ECCH he supported the development of a social enterprise that spun out from Essex County Council with an annual turnover of £35m.
Executive Director of Quality
Dr Noreen Cushen-Brewster trained as a nurse, specialising in oncology, and worked in various senior roles across the east of England. She is an honorary lecturer and research fellow at the University of East Anglia and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Suffolk.
Dr Andrew Emerson
Dr Andrew Emerson is a GP who advises the ECCH board on medical matters and primary care, he teaches cardiology, chest medicine, dermatology and haematology to students from Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia one day a week. He also performs appraisals on other GPs in the Waveney area for Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group.
Executive Director of Human Resources
Deborah has over 26 years’ experience in human resource management in both the private and public sectors. She joined NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney PCT in 2008 and led the successful TUPE process of 710 community services employees to East Coast Community Healthcare CIC in October 2011. Deborah is accountable for the design, development and effective implementation of all workforce and organisational development strategies and is ECCH’s internal lead for its culture transformation programme.
Executive Director of Health Improvement & Children's Services
Julia is a nurse and health visitor by profession. She is a Fitness to Practice Panellist for The Nursing and Midwifery Council and has recently trained as a panel chair. Prior to working for ECCH she was Assistant Director of Universal Children’s Services at Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust before moving to the Strategic Health Authority and Health Education England to lead the implementation of the Health Visitor Programme across the Eastern Region.
Libby joined ECCH in 2014 to work within the Discharge Liaison Service. She then moved to the Lowestoft Out of Hospital Team and was instrumental in setting up their triage team. Libby previously worked at the James Paget Hospital, initially in the transport department and then as a ward clerk on surgery before becoming a case manager within the discharge team, managing complex patients’ effective and timely discharge from hospital.
Lisa manages the district nursing team for Great Yarmouth and the coastal villages. She has been nursing for 18 years - eight of those in the acute sector in Yorkshire and Australia, followed by 10 years in the community. She joined ECCH in 2014 having qualified as a Community Specialist Practitioner. She is also a Practice Teacher for District Nursing students.
A chartered accountant by background, Ian has more than 30 years of business experience. He is self-employed providing advisory services to a broad range of businesses. Previously he was a managing director at Accenture, a global management consulting and professional services company. In this role Ian worked across Europe leading bid teams engaged in complex and high value transactions. He is currently a non-executive director of SENDAT, a multi-academy trust focusing on special schools and specialist education provision across Suffolk.
Rachel has a degree in Pharmacology and was previously the Head of Medical Information at Pfizer in the UK. She then established her own Medical Information company, and was the Managing Director as it grew under her leadership over 15 years from a small start up to a mid-sized business employing over 200 graduates and offering services around the globe on behalf of more than 120 pharmaceutical companies from 2 hubs in the UK and Australia. Rachel sold her business in 2015 to an American company.