Meet our executive directors

Dorothy Hosein Profile

Dorothy Hosein, Interim Chief Executive

Dorothy joined the Trust on 1st November. Dorothy has extensive experience as a senior healthcare leader with private sector experience, and has delivered quality, performance and financial improvements at a range of hospitals, the most recent being Mid-Essex Hospital (January – September 2018)  and three years at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn.


Executive directors

Lindsey Stafford-Scott, Director of People & Culture

Lindsey Stafford-Scott, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of People and Culture

Lindsey joined EEAST in Spring 2016, having have held a range of senior HR roles in public sector organisations including the probation service, education, social housing, Greater Manchester Police and the Essex Fire and Rescue Service. Originally from Lancashire, Lindsey has lived in the East for four years.

Her role involves continuing the development of effective partnerships, and working with the Trust’s people to ensure a positive culture and working environment for everyone is built, regardless of their role or location.

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown, Chief Operating Officer

Kevin, who has always lived in the east of England, has more than 18 years’ experience in the ambulance service. He spent his first 10 years as a paramedic in the Beds and Herts Ambulance and Paramedic Service, before moving onto the police service and eventually into commercial healthcare, where he specialised in critical care.

He then worked for London Ambulance Service for nine years as an experienced strategic commander who, amongst other achievements, led the planning and delivery of the ambulance response for one of the London 2012 Olympic Games zones. 


Kevin Smith - Director of Finance and Commissioning

Kevin Smith, Director of Finance and Commissioning

Kevin has more than 20 years' experience in NHS finance, working in the acute, community, mental health and ambulance sectors as well as experience in the construction industry. He began his career at Great Yarmouth and Waveney Health Authority, progressing through finance roles at the James Paget Hospital and Norfolk Mental Health, before joining the East Anglian Ambulance Trust in 2005. Following the merger of ambulance services in 2006, Kevin was appointed as Deputy Director of Finance for East of England Ambulance Service, continuing in this role until appointed as Acting Director of Finance in June 2014. Kevin was appointed Director of Finance and Commissioning in January 2016.


Dr Tom Davis, Acting Medical Director

Dr Tom Davis, Medical Director

Dr Tom Davis was appointed as Medical Director in June 2018, after two years as Deputy Medical Director. He qualified as a doctor in 2004 and worked in London and Bath as a junior doctor before moving to Buckinghamshire to take up a training post in General Practice. On completing his training in 2011 he became a Partner GP before moving into a portfolio of clinical, management and training roles prior to joining the Trust in 2016. He is also the Named Doctor for Safeguarding within the Trust.




Tracy Nicholls OPT

Tracy Nicholls, Director of Clinical Quality and Improvement 

Tracy has more than 20 years' experience in the ambulance service. Beginning her career with the service as a PTS carer, Tracy qualified as a paramedic in 1998 and has worked her way through many front-line operational management roles.  She has also undertaken the NHS Change Leaders programme and the Athena programme, and mentors others through their development, Quality Improvement Fellowships and quality improvement programmes.

She has been a proud career-long member of the College of Paramedics, taking the role of east of England Trustee for five years and is now its first female Vice Chair and was awarded a Fellowship in 2016.  Tracy represents the College of Paramedics at the UK Sepsis Trust meetings and has a passion for sepsis recognition and treatment within pre hospital care.

Wayne Bartlett Syree

Wayne Bartlett-Syree, Director of Strategy and Sustainability

Wayne started as a nurse auxiliary at Bedford South Wing Hospital in 1998, before training as a nurse at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.  After qualifying, he progressed to becoming a senior nurse in critical care. Wayne then moved into management, delivering a range of service improvement programmes, before leading urgent and emergency care reform in Coventry and Warwickshire and the West Midlands.  

More recently, Wayne was a member of the national team for specialised commissioning at NHS England, where he led the strategic planning function.