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LMC Executive

Joint Chief Executive Officers:


Mel Benfell

Prior to joining the NHS, to manage two Norfolk GP out of hours co-operatives, I had a career in retail office management. I then worked for Norfolk PCT in the Primary Care Directorate where my role focused on clinical governance. In 2004 I became a Practice Manager in Norwich, where I worked for 11 years, before joining the LMC.


Naomi Woodhouse

Having family members in the profession I have always had an interest in general practice. Having completed my degree in Business Management, specialising in Economics and Law, I worked in a South Norfolk practice providing support on Enhanced Services, QOF, and read coding before joining the LMC in 2008.


Executive Officers:


Joni Graham

Having worked within the NHS for 17 years I have obtained a breadth of knowledge and experience. Starting out at a large hospital trust I went on to work at a London PCT before spending 12 years as a Practice Manager. I was Business Manager at a multi-site South Norfolk dispensing practice for 5 years before joining the LMC in 2020.


Ian Wilson
Prior to joining the LMC in 2023 I worked for the NHS for 11 years, having previously been a senior manager in the banking sector. Working as a Practice Manager

across Norfolk and Suffolk I have extensive operational, business administration and management experience.
Whilst a Practice Manager I also sat on the Board of a local GP Provider Organisation for 6 years which developed my system-wide thinking.


Lisa Drewry

Before joining the LMC in 2023 I had worked within the NHS on and off for 15 years, most recently as Practice Manager at a large Norfolk practice. Prior to this I had roles finance, administration, training, and complaints management.


Support Officer: Jessica Dawson

I studied for a degree in Business and Human Resource Management and spent 4 years working in recruitment for both the construction and office support industries. I completed my AMSPAR qualification in 2008 and joined a Waveney practice as a Practice Administrator before joining the LMC in 2012.


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