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Council of Governors

Governors play an important role as members of the Trust's Council of Governors.

They reflect the views of the Trust's members, promote and support the Trust's strategy, hold the Board's Non-Executive Directors to account and help the Trust to decide its future direction.

The Council of Governors are elected by the members of the Trust or are appointed by our partner organisations.

Elections to the Council of Governors are held every year and governors are usually elected for a three-year term which starts on 1 February - the date we were authorised as a Foundation Trust. Elected governors can only be re-elected twice and stand for a maximum of nine years.

The Governors now produce a brief Governors' Bulletin following each quarterly meeting to update you on some of their recent work on your behalf. You can do​wnload the various issues from the list on the left.

To see details of the Council of Governors' meetings held in public, click here.

If you would like to contact the governors, please email governors@nsft.nhs.uk ​

Public Governors - Suffolk

  • Dr Paddy Fielder
  • Sara Muzira
  • Ian Hartley
  • Katherine Axford
  • Andrew Good
  • Kathleen Ben Rabha

Public Governors - Norfolk

  • Sheila Preston
  • Stephen Benns
  • Dr Ron French
  • Rebecca Toye
  • Hilary Hanbury
  • Clare Smith

Service User Governors - Suffolk

  • Maximilian Clark
  • Derek Sanders​

Service User Governors - Norfolk

  • Kevin James
  • Vacant

Carer Governor - Suffolk

  • Peter Coleman

Carer Governor - Norfolk

  • Christine Hawkes

Youth Governors

  • Vikki Versey ​– Suffolk Youth Council

Youth Governors

  • Meghan Teviotdale – Norfolk Youth Council

Staff Governors

  • Lisa Breame
  • Jill Curtis
  • Jemima Jackson 
  • Howard Tidman

Partner Governors

  • ​​Sian Coker​ / Peter Beazley ​– University of East Anglia
  • Heather Rugg – University of Suffolk
  • ​Thomas Smith – Norfolk County Council
  • James Reeder – Suffolk County Council