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Foundation trust appoints new non-executive director

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Adrian Stott as a new non-executive director based in Suffolk.

Adrian, who lives in East Bergholt, was a partner at investment bank Cazenove and managing director at JPMorgan Cazenove, focusing particularly on analysing the performance, strategy and outlook of management teams, organisations and industries.

In recent years he has used these analytical skills and experiences to try to help reduce mental illness suffering, working informally with a wide range of non-governmental organisations, think tanks, researchers, funders, businesses and health system providers.

Adrian is a trustee of the Mental Health Foundation and served as a trustee for a leading Christian charity. He has been a governor of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust's since February 2012 and has been very active in this role.

The Trust's non-executive director selection process focused particularly on Adrian's clear passion for helping people with mental illness, his ability to bring appropriate challenge to our Trust's work, his commercial knowledge and skills, and his knowledge of the Trust's competitive environment.

Adrian said: "I believe that this Trust has real potential to further improve its outcomes, performance and impact as a mental health services provider. Contributing as a governor has been rewarding, interesting and enjoyable. I now look forward to contributing further as a non-executive director."

Guenever Pachent, lead governor, said: "On behalf of the Board of Governors, I should like to congratulate Adrian on his appointment as non-executive director of the Trust. I know that all the energy and creativity he has shown as a governor, he will now devote to the work of the Board of Directors. I believe that service users, family carers and staff will benefit from having Adrian as a director."

Gary Page, chair at the Trust, added: "I am delighted to welcome Adrian to the Board of Directors. We have seen first hand during his time as a Governor of the Trust, Adrian's drive and enthusiasm to improve outcomes for service users. He brings a wealth of experience from the private sector and an analytical and enquiring mind, which will help the board to tackle the challenges ahead."