and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has appointed new governors with a
wealth of knowledge in healthcare, finance and teaching, as well as first-hand
experience of accessing mental health services or caring for someone with an
The Trust held elections to fill 10 vacant public, carer, service user and
staff seats before Christmas, with the results revealed on 31 December 2015.
The successful candidates were:
Dr Zeyar Win
Mary Rose Roe
The successful candidates will join the Trust’s Council of Governors, which is
made up of 23 elected seats across six constituencies, and will represent the
views of local people and act as a key link between the Trust and the
communities it serves. As well as driving through further improvements, they
will also hold NSFT’s non-executive directors to account.
Robert Nesbitt, Company Secretary, said: “We were delighted to receive so many
high calibre nominations, and would like to thank everyone who stood for their
interest and ongoing support.
“Our governors play a vital role at NSFT by representing the views of local
people, hosting important public engagement events and appointing our
“They come from all walks of life and share an interest in mental wellbeing and
a desire to see NSFT develop and thrive. We look forward to working closely
with the successful candidates over the coming years to further improve the
services we provide across Norfolk and Suffolk.”
Guenever Pachent, Lead Governor, said: “We are really looking forward to
welcoming our new governors, who will help make sure the voices of our
community are heard and their views represented.
“We were really pleased to receive nominations from a wide range of people from
a variety of different backgrounds, and are confident that the successful
candidates will help us continue to make a difference as we push for further
improvements at the Trust.”
The governors will meet six times a year in public and hold two special themed
events annually. They also attend sub-groups and committees, as well as
visiting services and speaking to staff.
They all take up their new roles on 1 February for a period of three years.
For more information about NSFT’s governors, click here