Chairman and Chief Executive

Acting Chairman Jonathan Patton

Acting Chairman, Jonathan Patton

Jonathan Patton has recently been appointed as Acting Chair of the South Eastern HSC Trust. The Chair is responsible for ensuring ” effective performance and discharge of the Trust’s statutory functions.” He provides “strategic leadership and direction to the Trust and it’s Board.”

Jonathan Patton joined the South Eastern Trust as a Non-Executive Director on the 1st January 2017. Jonathan brings with him a breadth of knowledge and experience from the Private, Public and Charity Sectors. Since 2005 he has been running his own Management Consultancy business working primarily with Small Business and Charities on governance, health and safety, recruitment and performance improvement.

Commencing his career with Kraft Foods he has worked across several industry sectors in Belfast, Edinburgh and London at senior management and Director levels; he now serves on the Strategic Management Board for the Public Protection Arrangements in Northern Ireland and as Vice President of the Pharmaceutical Society in Northern Ireland.

Jonathan has extensive experience in the Regulatory Sector having served on Fitness to Practice Committees with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council, the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland and the Bar Council for Northern Ireland.

Jonathan is a member of the Institute of Directors.


Interim Chief Executive, Seamus McGoran

To lead and direct the Trust to ensure delivery of efficient and effective health and social services within allocated resources and the policies and practices of sound corporate governance. The Chief Executive is the Trust’s accountable officer to the DHSSPS for all matters relating to the performance of the Trust and the discharge of delegated statutory functions.

Mr Seamus McGoran has been appointed as Interim Chief Executive.

Mr McGoran began his career in the health service in 1986 and worked within Social Services, Finance and Human Resources.

He took on the role of Director of Human Resources for the Ulster, North Down & Ards Hospitals Trust in 1996.

Mr McGoran moved into the position of Director of Acute Services for the Ulster Community & Hospitals Trust in April 1998.