Meet Our Trustees

The Ipswich Hospital Charity is the public name of The Ipswich Hospital Charitable Fund, an NHS Charity registered with the Charity Commission in England & Wales  (Registration Number 1048827).   It is required to abide by special NHS legislation and to provide an annual report each year to the UK Charity Commission. We are independently audited each year by an external auditor.

The Board of Trustees at The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust are responsible for providing governance and leadership and act as Corporate Trustee of the Charity.  A special committee called the Charitable Fund and Sponsorship Committee, meets bi-monthly to consider plans for the charity, ensure good governance is implemented and that expenditure complies with charity standards. This committee includes Board members from the Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust and staff members. This committee is required to report formally on its work, twice a year to the Trust Board.


Membership of the Ipswich Hospital Charitable Fund and Sponsorship Committee


andrew-georgeAndrew George

Non-Executive Director, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust Board and chair of the Charitable Fund and Sponsorship Committee

Andrew joined the Ipswich Hospital Board of Directors in February 2010.

He has lived and worked in this country and abroad and has experience in both the public and private sectors. He is a graduate of the University of Leicester. He qualified as a lawyer in 1980 and was for a number of years a partner in a substantial law firm with a national reputation in specific niche areas.

Andrew developed his interest in management and leadership at an early stage in his career while building both a successful legal practice and serving in the TA into which he was commissioned from RMA Sandhurst.

In addition to practising law he taught it at the University of Aarhus Denmark and has been involved in research programmes in Germany and the USA.

Andrew has extensive experience at board level gained from a range of organisations and is interested in governance issues. He has a particular interest in Public Law and health matters and is involved in a number of other organisations including East Suffolk Mind of which he is a Trustee and Director. He is also an Independent Member of the Standards Committee of Babergh District Council and a Panel Member of the Education Appeals Service for Suffolk.

Andrew combines a commitment to effective management with a passion for diversity and has a cross-cultural awareness arising out of his international and research experience.


dr-elaine-noskeElaine Noske

Non-Executive Director, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust Board and member of the Charitable Fund and Sponsorship Committee

Dr Noske has lived and worked in Ipswich for over 20 years. She has a PHD in physics and has led on several major transformations at BT reporting to Board level.

“I have worked on a rich variety of projects from research and development of new submarine systems through to the development of new TV services at BT. I enjoy being part of the community and have been a school governor at Ipswich Girls School since 2011. I gave birth to both my children at Ipswich Hospital so have a very direct connection to the hospital and am grateful for the excellent care and support I received,” she said.





Simon Rudkins

Acting Director of Finance & Performance, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Since leaving university over 20 years ago, Simon Rudkins is proud to have worked for the NHS in a variety of roles.

He began as a junior accounts clerk, in the acute hospital sector, and went on to gain experience in health education and strategic roles across the East of England.

Enjoying working in an acute and community setting in Ipswich, Simon is passionate about providing a high quality of patient care in the right settings, with the right number of doctors, nurses and all other staff.

Simon, who enjoys spending as much time as possible with his two children, said: “Whilst not explicitly patient-facing, my role is to advise, shape and support the organisation to identify what it needs and how to best use it to deliver the best care.”

Away from the NHS, Simon supports Wasps RFC and has a passion for photography






Lisa Nobes

Director of Nursing and Quality, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Lisa Nobes is the Director of Nursing. Lisa’s career in healthcare has encompassed a range of specialties in children’s and adult’s nursing across England from tertiary care, community care, third sector, the National Institute for Innovation and Higher Education. She spent time as a senior lecturer at University Campus Suffolk, was Head of Nursing at West Suffolk Hospital and prior to her current appointment, was Deputy Director of Nursing at Ipswich Hospital.

Lisa is the executive lead for the professional development of non-medical clinical professions, and ensuring high standard quality of care within services. A key area of focus is improving the patient experience. Lisa is also a published author in the field of healthcare.




Dr Crawford Jamieson

Medical Director, The Ipswich Hospital Trust

Crawford Jamieson has been a consultant gastroenterologist at our hospital since March 2016 and has nearly 30 years of NHS experience.

Crawford previously worked in various London hospitals as well as at the James Paget in Gorleston and the Norfolk and Norwich, where he went on to hold the post of associate medical director.

Dr Jamieson continues to see outpatients to maintain his clinical skills






Denver Greenhalgh

Director of Governance, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Denver joined The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust as Director of Governance in June 2015 and has responsibility for corporate governance, including the corporate office, and risk management functions.

Prior to taking up this post she was at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust for five years.

Denver began her career in the NHS as a newly qualified podiatrist and after three years in this clinical role moved into leadership.

She has worked in both community and hospital services in a range of leadership roles. In 2008 she decided to specialise in governance.




mandy-jordanMandy Jordan

Head of Charity & Fundraising, The Ipswich Hospital Charity, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Mandy was working as a Legal Executive, before escaping to the charity sector following family experience of cancer.   Starting at Macmillan Cancer Support, she cut her teeth in local fundraising and then as Area Manager for Norfolk & Suffolk headed up a Capital Appeal for the new Woolverstone Macmillan Centre at Ipswich Hospital. Following 5 years at Macmillan, Mandy became Head of Charity & Fundraising at The Ipswich Hospital Charity in September 2016.

Leading from the front, Mandy has completed a number of challenge events including cycling from London to Paris, skydiving and abseiling and will be taking part in the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge for the Ipswich Hospital Charity in 2018 which will see her put in miles of training! In her spare time she enjoys cooking, wine, travelling and being with her family.

In her role as Head of Charity & Fundraising, Mandy leads on charity and fundraising strategy, oversees the fundraising and fund expenditure of the Charity and liaises with the Charitable Funds & Sponsorship Committee. Please contact Mandy with enquiries about fundraising policy and strategy, fundraising legislation and best practice, marketing (including sponsorship and advertising), corporate partnerships, charity communications, appeals and large scale fundraising, major donors, legacy enquiries and general fundraising advice and guidance or to discuss bids for charitable funds.




Jan Ingle

Head of Communications and External Relations, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Jan is a senior communications professional with extensive experience of journalism, public relations and crisis management within the public and not for profit sector.  Jan joined The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust in her current role in 2004 and leads the Communications Team & Press Office dealing with communications and engagement both within the hospital for staff and patients, and the wider community.    Jan also works collaboratively with other NHS and public sector partners across Suffolk and Essex



Annette Scott

Assistant Financial Controller, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Sarah Sheppard

Charitable Funds Accountant, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Gill Orves and Richard Waller

Patient Representatives in attendance