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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

Professor Jenny Donovan

Jenny Donovan

Director, CLAHRCwest
CEO

CLAHRC West is one of 13 National Institute of Health Research Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, which conduct …

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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