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The senior team

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 …

Anne Pullyblank

Clinical Director for Patient Safety

Anne is a Consultant Colorectal surgeon in Bristol and was Clinical Director for Surgery from 2010 to 2015. Anne participated in the Safer Patient’s …

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 …

Elizabeth Dymond

Elizabeth Dymond

Innovation and Growth Deputy Director

Elizabeth is a medical engineer by background with extensive NHS experience in London, Lincoln and Bristol. She has set up technology based services …

Janina Cross

Janina Cross

Chief Digital Transformation Officer

Janina is an independent consultant specialising in the development and delivery of informatics strategies, business cases, programmes …

Sian Jones

Primary Care Programme Lead

Siân has had a long career in the NHS, starting as a nurse in London, Oxford and then Cardiff where she set up and led a nursing service for chronic …


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