Chairman and Chief Executive

Acting Chairman Jonathan Patton

Acting Chairman, Jonathan Patton

Jonathan Patton has been Chairman (Acting) since March 2020 having first joined the South Eastern HSC Trust Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1st January 2017.

Jonathan brings long experience across the Private, Public and Charity Sectors with a career spanning several industries at both Senior Management and Director level.  As a Management Consultant, Jonathan has continued to work with businesses and charities on governance, performance improvement, recruitment as well as health and safety policy and implementation.

In addition to his role with the Trust, Jonathan is the current Chairman of Community Rescue Service (non-remunerated) and has extensive experience as a panel member on Fitness to Practice Committees for Barristers, Pharmacists and Social Workers holding appointments with the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland, the Strategic Management Board for Public Protection Arrangements in Northern Ireland, the Bar Council for Northern Ireland and the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal.


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.