• Elisabeth Buggins

    Elisabeth Buggins, CBE, DL, has over 35 years of experience in, and alongside, the NHS

  • Michael Scott
    Non-Executive Director

    ‘Michael’s public service career has ranged from working as a qualified Social Worker to an NHS Chief Executive. His twenty year role as Chief Executive encompassed acute hospitals, a community and a mental health trust and a commissioning organisation. He also held  a national role in the NHS Modernisation Agency where he worked with Ministers on NHS Reform. Michael is now retired.

  • Tom Abell
    Non-Executive Director

    Tom has a special interest in the integration of public services to drive transformational service change to improve outcomes

  • Piers Ricketts
    Chief Executive

    Piers was formerly a Partner in KPMG’s Public Sector Management Consulting practice. He brings 15 years’ experience of Board-level strategic, commercial and financial advisory work in the NHS and wider public sector, particularly with clients undertaking complex change programmes.


  • Dr Jag Ahluwalia
    Chief Clinical Officer

    Jag provides clinical governance oversight into the Eastern AHSN programmes of work and supports the promotion of its profile across the East of England.

  • Dr Louise Jopling
    Commercial Director
  • Charlotte James
    Director of Communications

    Charlotte brings with her over 20 years experience in health communications gained from working in agency and in-house roles at Novartis and GSK. She has responsibility for the communications strategy and managing an integrated communications, engagement and marketing team which plays a central role in the organisation to drive effective engagement and build collaboration with our many cross-sector local, regional and national partner organisations.

  • Caroline Angel
    Director, Patient Safety

    Caroline is experienced in performance management, information analytics, and service improvement. She is also the lead for our regional Patient Safety Collaborative

  • Mark Avery
    Director of Health Informatics, Eastern AHSN and Cambridge University Hospital Partners

    Mark has an NHS background with 17 years’ experience across a range of operational, information and performance management, and complex programme delivery roles.

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