Eastern Academic Health Science Network is a company limited by guarantee.

Our board meets four times a year and consider all matters relating to governance. Their role is to provide entrepreneurial leadership and set the company’s strategic aims, ensuring that the necessary financial and human resources are in place to meet our objectives.

Day- to-day management of the Eastern Academic Health Science Network’s functions is delegated to the Chief Executive and the Senior Management Team, who operate within discretionary powers and protocols delegated by the board.

Eastern Academic Health Science Network has the ability to connect a broad range of organisations from across health and care, business and academia. Our senior leaders’ advisory group gathers together three times a year to define local problems and to inform and shape the solutions required for future health and care. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact us.

Registered number – 08530726
Registered office address – Eastern Academic Health Science Network, Unit C, Magog Court, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge CB22 3AD
VAT number – 176 5410 02

Register of director interest

Current directorsDate of appointmentPostDeclared interests
Elisabeth Buggins 24.11.15Chair Chair, Accord Housing Association since November 2016, NED from 2014
Chair, 2020 Oversight Group and 2020 Finance Sustainability Group, hosted by NHS Blood and Transplant since 2013
Director, Quaicus Ltd, since 2011
Chair, Walsall Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support Association since 2005
Leader, The Big Feed, Walsall since 2013
Piers Ricketts19.04.18Chief ExecutiveTrustee and Treasurer of the Silver Line (registered charity)
Director of Silver Line Helpline Ltd (company limited by guarantee) – social care charity which does not currently do business with the NHS
Tom Abell19.01.15Non-Executive Director Chief Transformation Officer, Basildon & Thurrock University Hospitals, Mid Essex Hospital Services, Southend University Hospital
Bill Allan19.01.15Non-Executive DirectorVascular Flow Technologies since Feb 2011 (CEO)
Otivio AS since Jan 2011 (NED)
Iconix Ltd since 2013 (Director)
Skin Analytics Ltd since July 2016 (NED)
MoM Incubators Ltd since April 2017(NED)
Ablatus Therapeutics Ltd since Jan 2016 (Chair)
Surgacoll Technologies Ltd since Jan 2017 (CEO)
Isabel Napper01.11.16Non-Executive DirectorEmployed by Scientific Digital Imaging Plc (from Feb 2017)
NED, Scientific Digital Imaging plc
NED, Health Enterprise East
Chair, Arthur Rank Hospice

Partner (Robert Dodds) – BDRC Continental Ltd – employee and director
Son (Robert Pokorny) – London Borough of Enfield – employee and Director of Sizzle and Rivet Ltd
Daughter (Elizabeth Pokorny) – ESOMAR - employee
Claire Ruskin04.11.16Non-Executive Director Employed by Cambridge Network Ltd from 1st August 2016 to present;
Employed by PA Consulting Group (including working for Cambridge Network) to 1st August 2016. EAHSN is a member of Cambridge Network Ltd (£5,000 per annum) and purchases tangible services (training programmes, recruitment etc.) at the same prices that those services are available to other members.

Husband (Duncan Apthorp) – Owlstone Medical Limited. Since 2015. Not director or owner.
Son (James Ruskin) - Question Mark. Employee since 2017. Not director or owner.
Daughter (Stephanie Ruskin) - Leso Digital Health. Employee since 2011. Not director or owner.
Son (Matthew Ruskin) – Santander. Employee since 2016. Not director or owner.
Michael Scott01.11.16Non-Executive DirectorChief Executive at North Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

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