Hugh Sturzaker MBE trained at Oxford and Guy’s Hospital Medical School and was appointed Consultant Surgeon to Great Yarmouth and Waveney Health District in 1979.
He was Regional Advisor and examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and served on the Council of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.
He has written two books: “James Paget University Hospital – The first 25 years” and “Sir James Paget - Surgeon Extraordinary and His Legacies”. He was Lead Governor of the James Paget University Hospitals Trust for over eight years and is a trustee of Great Yarmouth Minster Preservation Trust and St. George’s Theatre.
In 2012, he started the Great Yarmouth Arts Festival and the Carnival in 2014. In 2017, he founded the Civic Society of Great Yarmouth.
In June 2016, he was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday honors' list for services to health and the community.