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Adele White
Patient Governor

Adele was elected as a governor in 2018. Having received excellent care for a complex condition requiring coordination across different departments at Addenbrookes; she praises how combining expertise can provide successful patient outcomes. Initially joining as a member, Adele wants to further support the Trust to provide outstanding care and innovation in services that meet the evolving needs of the communities we serve. 

Adele has a science, technical consultancy and business background with expertise in management, corporate governance, finance, budgeting/forecasting, marketing and sustainability. She has worked at a senior level delivering sustainability solutions to a range of industry sectors including government, extractives, energy, manufacturing and the finance sector.  

Supporting our NHS staff to meet the challenges of resource allocation is key; Adele supports mental health awareness and effective stress management in the workplace. Passionate about environmental issues, reducing waste, energy use and taking responsibility for climate change; Adele believes strongly that creating a more sustainable NHS is in step with the need to efficiently manage funding. It is an exciting phase of development across the region with Cambridge University Hospitals at the core; science and technology investment that will benefit the Trust, local communities and wider society.  

Adele is married with three teenage children, runs and cycles regularly, and loves practicing yoga.