NNUH appoints new CEO

15 August 2019

Sam Higginson has been appointed as Chief Executive of  Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) and will take up his new role in the Autumn.

Sam joins Norwich Research Park Partner NNUH from Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where he has been Chief Operating Officer since March 2017. Previously he was Director of Strategic Finance for NHS England and between 2010 and 2013 was Director of Strategic Development at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Sam started his career working with Unicef as a UN logistics officer co-ordinating the airlift of emergency supplies in Sudan followed by organising medical teams for a charity to assess the need for emergency relief in areas of Africa and Afghanistan.  He joined NHS London in 2008 after four years on the HM Treasury Health Spending Team and prior to that was a management consultant.   

David White, chairman of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Sam to our hospitals. His previous experience and expert understanding of large complex NHS organisations are incredibly valuable assets in leading the Trust on our journey to ‘Outstanding’, building on the success and firm foundations established by Mark Davies, our current CEO.”

Sam said: “I am extremely pleased to be joining Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals and am very much looking forward to working with staff, governors and our health and social care partners and continuing the conversation with patients as they help us to shape services.