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Ipswich Hospital Non-Executive Director Tony Thompson
Non-Executive Director Tony Thompson

Tony is a highly commercial risk and audit professional with experience across a range of business sectors in the UK, Europe and the USA.

He has successfully influenced Boards in many organisations undergoing significant commercial, organisational and process change.

After graduating from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Tony trained as a chartered accountant and his career has included Head of Internal Audit roles with the Littlewoods Organisation and Eastern Group and senior consultancy roles with Coopers & Lybrand, Deloitte Haskins + Sells and the Euroclear Group.

Tony has extensive expertise of risk assurance frameworks with a particular focus on the development of risk awareness across the business. He has led the re-engineering of risk management and audit functions and has worked with audit committees to develop their terms of reference and ways of working.

Tony joined the Board in October 2009 and is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Healthcare Governance Committee and the Remuneration Committee.