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Cedric Burton

Lay Member (Chair)

Cedric Burton’s background is principally in Defence where he spent more than 30 years as a soldier in operational deployments, equipment acquisition, strategy development and organisational change.

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Andy Evans

Chief Executive and Accountable Officer

Andy is a pharmacist by profession, spending 15 years as a hospital pharmacist in specialist and then management posts in a variety of hospitals. He became CEO at HealthEast in 2012

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Fran O'Driscoll

Tessa Litherland

Director of Contracting

Tessa Litherland is the Director of Contracting at NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG. She manages a team responsible for negotiating and monitoring over 150 healthcare contracts.

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Rebecca Driver

Cath Byford

Deputy Chief Executive, Director of Commissioning and Quality (Chief Nurse) / Director of Infection Prevention and Control

Cath trained as a registered nurse and specialised in Critical Care Nursing. She has a wide range of experience in quality, safety and educational roles with the NHS. Cath is also the Caldicott Guardian.

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John Bailey

John Bailey

Chief Financial Officer

Biog pending

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Robert Temple

Lay Member

Now retired Robert is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, a Chartered IT Professional and has an MBA from Nottingham University. He has lived almost all his life in Suffolk.

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David Ellis


David Ellis

Secondary Care Clinician

David is a retired consultant physician who worked at the James Paget University hospital for 25 years until his retirement in 2008.

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