Stuart Richardson

NHS Partner Provider

NHS Suffolk and North East Essex ICB Board

Stuart has been the Chief Executive at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) since September 2021; having joined the organisation in 2018 as Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive.

Stuart is a Registered Learning Disability Nurse and has over 25 years’ experience in Health, Social Care and the Voluntary Sector; including senior clinical, Director and Board level positions. His clinical background has been complemented by a BA (hons) in Professional Studies and an MA in Leading, Managing and Partnership working.

Stuart is passionate about equality and the reduction of health inequalities within our society. The transformation and sustainability of the NHS and public services is very important to him, whilst providing meaningful outcomes for people who access services and support. Stuart also has personal experience of accessing mental health services.