NSFT Council of Governors are pleased
to announce that they have extended Marie Gabriel’s contract and she will
continue as chair of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Trust until December 2021.
The Council of Governors agreed the
extension on 1 October 2020.
Marie, who has been with the Trust for
nearly two years, said: “I have found my role at NSFT highly rewarding
and am very much looking forward to continuing our improvement journey
"There is still much to do, but we have
already come so far and I want to be part of that journey.”
The council has agreed to Marie stepping down from
three to two days-a-week, with the two vice chairs
covering the counties in which each lives for the other day. This
will enable the Trust to deepen its local relationships.
Members value the support and guidance Marie has
provided in leading the Board and the Council of Governors, alongside the work
of our staff, in making steady progress in improving how we care for our
Marie was named as one of
the most influential people in the NHS by the HSJ last month.
Marie is also Independent
Chair of the emerging north east London Integrated Care System (ICS) as
part of the East London Health and Care Partnership. This appointment
coincided with her stepping down as Chair of East London NHS Foundation
Trust (ELFT). Last month it was confirmed that Marie would chair the
London People Board as part of her role with the ICS
In addition, Marie is Chair of the NHS Race and Health