Trust Board

22 December 2022
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Ama Agbeze

A large part of Ama’s career has been spent as a professional athlete culminating in captaining Team England to netball gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She was recently a board member for the 2022 Games in Birmingham. Alongside sport, Ama has worked as a lawyer in a variety of disciplines including family, corporate, charity…

16 December 2022
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Frank Sims

Frank lives in Seaford and has spent over 30 years in the NHS, including working as a Chief Executive for acute and community providers as well as NHS commissioners. He is driven by a desire to improve care and the experience for patients. Frank has worked in the social enterprise movement and discovered the importance…

3 November 2022
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Charlotte O’Brien

Charlotte joined the trust as Director Transformation and Improvement in 2022 before moving into her current role. She was previously Director of Strategic Partnerships at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, supporting the development of its role as the lead provider for a number of specialist provider collaboratives, developing the Sussex ICS Mental Health Collaborative Programme…

2 February 2021
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Amanda Fadero

Amanda had an extensive and varied career in the NHS for over 40 years. She held a number of senior executive roles in the NHS working as Chief Executive of NHS Sussex, Area Director for NHS England for Surrey and Sussex and as Deputy/Interim Chief Executive at a large University Hospital. During her career she…

16 November 2020
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Steve Aumayer

Steve is an experienced HR Director who, after starting has career as a Royal Naval Officer has held a number of senior leadership roles in Healthcare and across other sectors. His healthcare experience includes Executive Director of Human Recourses and Organisational Development at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust,  Executive Director of Organisational Development and…

13 May 2020
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Richard Milner

Richard has previously held senior positions at several NHS Trusts in London covering community, mental health and the acute sector. He has worked predominantly in operations and service improvement, and brings his experience of leading transformation programmes to improve care for patients. His interests are technology-enabled change and working across organisational boundaries to improve care…

7 August 2019
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Carys Williams

Carys Williams is a portfolio non-executive director and currently an independent lay member of the House of Commons Committee on Standards, the Welsh Government Board, Premiership Rugby’s Sporting Commission and the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS). She is also chair of Age UK East Sussex and a non-executive director of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.…

7 August 2019
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Paresh Patel

Paresh brings over 20 years of experience in healthcare leadership and management to his role as a Non-Executive Director at ESHT. Before joining the board, Paresh served in various executive roles within private healthcare organisations, including as CEO. His diverse background encompasses expertise in quality improvement, patient safety, financial management, and stakeholder engagement. Paresh is…

1 February 2019
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Steve Phoenix

Steve Phoenix has been Chair of the Trust Board since February 2019. He joined the Board after a long career in health care leadership. His first NHS executive Board appointment was in 1988. He spent 13 years as a Director and 16 years as a Chief Executive (10 in the NHS and 6 at Hamad…

24 September 2018
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Nicola Webber

Nicola Webber is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and previously spent 15 years working in the financial sector in London, including with Deloitte LLP, Actis LLP and INSYNERGY Investment Management. She is an experienced audit and finance committee chair and holds non-executive director roles with Westfield Health and…