Dr Gary Sweeney is Chair of the CCG Board, and a sessional GP at Ranworth Surgery in Clacton. He has 29 years’ experience as a GP in Tendring with a background in anaesthetics as well as hospital experience in gastroenterology, obstetrics & minor injuries. Extensive experience in NHS management and previously Chairman of North Essex Local Medical Committee.
Sam Hepplewhite is Chief Officer at the CCG. Sam’s previous roles within the former PCT include commissioning acute, primary and community services. She worked at the Midlands and East Strategic Health Authority during 2010 within the Commissioning Development Directorate. Prior to working in the PCT, Sam was a practice manager of a General Practice.
Kirsty Denwood is the CCG’s Chief Finance Officer. She is a qualified accountant with 16 years’ senior management experience in finance across several public sector organisations. Kirsty joined the NHS in 2007 and has worked at the East of England Strategic Health Authority and North East Essex Primary Care Trust before being appointed to the role of Chief Finance Officer in August 2012.
Lisa Llewellyn is the CCG’s Director of Nursing and Clinical Quality. Lisa started her career as a Registered Nurse and then went on to be educated as a Midwife and Health visitor. Lisa has over 30 years’ experience in the NHS and has held several senior level positions. She has managed services in a wide range of settings, including acute, community, primary care, mental health and learning disabilities across the country. Lisa was appointed to the role of Director of Nursing and Clinical Quality in May 2012.
Pam Green is the CCG’s Director of Transformation and Strategy. She started her NHS career as a Physiotherapist in 2001 in the East Midlands eventually specialising in Stroke and Neurological rehabilitation in acute, community and home settings. Pam was a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at University of Leicester Medical School and was also part of the NHS Improvement team for Stroke alongside her commissioning lead role for Cardio Vascular Disease at the former Northants Primary Care Trust. Following a highly successful large scale change in the way local stroke services were provided in Northamptonshire, the NHS Improvement team appointed Pam to further embed stroke services across other areas of the country. Pam moved to Essex in 2010 when she was appointed as Head of Acute Commissioning and very quickly became Deputy Director of Commissioning for the PCT, in transition to CCGs. Pam held the post as Head of Contracts at the North East Essex CCG and was made substantive in her current post during March 2015.
Dr Max Hickman is the CCG’s Clinical Vice-Chair. As a GP at Ambrose Avenue Surgery in Colchester, Max works in one of the largest general practices in North Essex. He has a long experience in health service management, previously working for North East Essex PBC group and Colchester PCT in chair roles. He has a keen interest in improving cardio-vascular services. As a GP, he has a special interest in cardiology.
Dr Hasan Chowhan is an Elected Member (by GPs in the area) of the CCG. He is a GP at Creffield Medical Centre in Colchester. Hasan is the Chair of the CCG’s Transformation and Delivery Committee, where elected members as GPs, other clinicians and practice managers decide on clinical issues involved in commissioning projects. Hasan is a GP Trainer with an interest in medical politics.
Jerry Wedge is a Lay Member of the Board. Jerry is Chair of both the Finance and Performance Committee and the Audit Committee. After gaining an economics degree at Manchester University, he went into business, firstly with a ready-mix concrete firm, before moving onto Huddersfield Council as financial manager. After an MBA at Heriot Watt University he moved to Wigan Council as Finance Director, before being appointed the Resources Director of the Disabilities Rights Commission, dealing with all areas of the Disability Discrimination Act. He joined Trinity House (lighthouses and pilots for shipping safety) in February, 2002, as Director of Finance & Support Services and lives in Frinton, Essex with his wife and two sons.
Lizzy Firmin is a Lay Member of the Board. She is a Human Resources professional having worked in several senior HR roles in both the private and public sector. Lizzy has recently taken up a new position as Head of HR with the Port of Felixstowe, having previously worked at Trinity House as Head of Human Resources and Planning for 11 years. She studied her undergraduate degree at Durham University, gained a postgraduate qualification in HR management with CIPD recognition at the University of Teesside. She is now a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Martyn Hanlon is a Lay Member of the Board. Martyn is the Chairman and Commercial Director of Exhibtr Ltd, and a co-founder of Redd and Whyte Ltd, an international company manufacturing liquid dispensing using nano technology, for companies and organisations conducting genomic research and drug discovery operations within the life-science industry. Martyn has a military background, both at sea and at the Ministry of Defence. He is currently a Master Mariner and Senior Marine Pilot at Harwich Haven Authority. Married with two sons, Martyn spends most of his spare time watching his boys play Rugby for Sudbury RFC, running and playing tennis and golf. He is also a keen pianist.
Pamela Donnelly is a Lay Member of the Board. She works as an Executive Director at Colchester Borough Council. Pam joined the Board in May 2011 and serves as Chair of the Quality Committee.
Dr Paul Molyneux is the Secondary Care Specialist on the CCG Board. He is a Consultant Neurologist at the West Suffolk Hospital Foundation Trust and Addenbrookes Hospital, where he co-runs the Regional Multiple Sclerosis service. Dr Molyneux is Deputy Medical Director at the West Suffolk Hospital Foundation Trust, with a lead role in patient safety and medical appraisal. He has had considerable experience in service re-design and quality improvement.
Dr Mark Roberts - Colchester GP Elected Member
Dr Freda Bhatti - Tendring GP Elected Member
Dr Prashant Arora - Tendring GP Elected Member
Ann Watson - Interim Health Forum Committee Representative« Back