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Steven West

Steve West

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

Professor Steve West CBE, DL is Vice-Chancellor, President and CEO of the University of the West of England, Bristol. Steve trained as a Podiatrist …

Natasha Swinscoe

Chief Executive Officer, 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 …

Ben Bennett

Chief Operating Officer, West of England Academic Health Science Network

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 …

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 role at Yeovil Hospital, a Wave 1A NHS …

Janet Rowse

Chief Executive, Sirona Care and Health CIC

Janet has been Chief Executive of Sirona care & health CIC since its foundation in 2011. Prior to her appointment to Sirona she was the acting CEO …

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 …

Nigel Harris

Nigel Harris

Director of Innovation and Growth, West of England Academic Health Science Network

Nigel is the Director of Innovation and Growth at the West of England Academic Health Science Network. Nigel joined us in March 2019 from his previous …

Anne Pullyblank

Anne Pullyblank

Medical Director, West of England Academic Health Science Network

Anne is a Consultant Colorectal surgeon at Southmead Hospital in Bristol and Medical Director of the West of England AHSN. From 2010 to 2015 Anne …

Deborah Lee

Chief Executive, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Deborah Lee took up her first Chief Executive appointment June 2016 at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust following a 20+ year career in a …

John Iredale

Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Bristol

John Iredale is Pro Vice Chancellor Health at the University of Bristol. He holds the Chair of Experimental Medicine, and his areas of leadership and …

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 Cluster …

Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts

Chief Executive of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust

Paul Roberts has been Joint Chief Executive of both the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust since April 2018. …

Kay Haughton

Director of Transformation, West of England Academic Health Science Network

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

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Ian Orpen

Representative Director for voting member Clinical Commissioning Groups
Chair, Bath & North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

Ian chairs the Clinical Commissioning Group in Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES). Clinical Commissioning Groups were set up by the NHS in …

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Robert Woolley

Representative for Local Clinical Research Network host organization
Chief Executive, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Robert has been chief executive of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust since 2010. He joined the trust board in 2002, holding first the …


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