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Julia Ross

Julia Ross

Chief Executive Officer, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Julia Ross is the Chief Executive Officer for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). She is leading the …

Stephen Falk

Clinical Director, West of England Clinical Research Network

Stephen qualified from Liverpool University in 1983 and trained in Oncology in Cardiff and Cambridge, becoming a Consultant in Bristol in 1994. He …

Mary Hutton

Mary Hutton

Chief Officer at NHS Gloucestershire

Mary has been Chief Officer at NHS Gloucestershire since June 2013. Prior to that Mary was the Deputy CEO and Director of Finance for the PCT …

Steven West

Steve West

Chairman of West of England Academic Health Science Network
Vice-Chancellor, University of the West of England

Professor Steve West has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West of England, Bristol since 2008 after having entered academia in 1984. He …

Natasha Swinscoe

Managing Director - West of England Academic Health Science Network

A graduate of the NHS management training scheme, Natasha has over 20 years’ experience in the NHS as a senior manager and leader. Natasha has …

James Scott

James Scott

Vice Chair of the West of England Academic Health Science network
Chief Executive, Royal United Hospitals, Bath

James has been Chief Executive of Royal United Hospitals, Bath since 2007, having previously served in the same …

Ben Bennett

Chief Operating Officer

Prioir to joining the AHSN Ben had a 27 year career in variety of senior leadership roles in the NHS, Ben has spent over a decade in senior …

Lars Sundstrom

Lars Sundstrom

Innovation and Growth Director

Lars is the Director of Enterprise at the West of England Academic Health Science Network and is responsible for developing new partnerships between …

Kay Haughton

Director of Service Transformation

Kay Haughton joined as Director of Service Transformation in May 2018 from Gloucestershire CCG where she was Deputy Director of Nursing. Kay trained …

Mark Pietroni

Chair of the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCwest)
Director of Public Health for South Gloucestershire

Mark worked in Bangladesh for 15 years, latterly as Medical Director of International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, an …

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Derek Sprague

Managing director, Health Education South West

Derek has worked in the public sector for almost all his working life. He spent 20 years as an aircrew officer in the Royal Air Force before a spell …

Adele Webb

Representative for patient and public views

As a carer for her own mother, Adele welcomed the tremendous support she received from the NHS and from the caring agency network. A Member of

Sandra Tweddell

Representative for patient and public views

Sandra’s career in education started as a teacher before moving onto leadership posts and finally lead inspector to Ofsted and trainer of inspectors. …


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