About Us

Management Structure

The hospital is managed by a Board of Directors, which consists of a chairman, five
non-executive directors and seven executive directors.

Executive directors (voting)

James Scott
Chief Executive

Appointed:
1 June 2007

James Scott
Chief Executive

Relevant experience:

  • 2007 – Chief Executive
  • 1999 – Chief Executive of Yeovil Hospital, a wave 1A NHS Foundation Trust
  • Director of Operations, Chase Farm Hospital
  • Held a number of senior roles in London hospitals such as St Mary’s Paddington and Hammersmith

Qualifications:

  • BA (Hons) in History
  • Diploma in Health Services Management

Declared interests:

  • Vice Chair and Company Director of the West of England Academic Health Science Network
  • Company Director of WEAHSN Limited
  • Daughter employed by North Bristol Trust as a Specialty Assistant General Manager

Francesca Thompson
Chief Operating Officer

Appointed:
September 2006

Francesca Thompson
Chief Operating Officer

Relevant experience:

  • 2006 – Director of Nursing, Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust
  • 2003 – Board Director of Nursing, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Qualifications:

  • DIPC. Registered Nurse
  • Registered Midwife (lapsed)
  • Fellow of Improvement Faculty NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement
  • MSc Social Sciences, University of Southampton 1996

Declared interests:

  • Trustee for Dorothy House

Helen Blanchard
Director of Nursing

Appointed:
August 2013

Helen Blanchard
Director of Nursing,
Director of Infection Prevention and Control

Relevant experience:

  • September 2007 - July 2013 - Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  • May 2004 - September 2007 - Director of Nursing and Quality, Hereford County Hospitals NHS Trust
  • 1997 – 2004 - Held a number of senior nursing and midwifery roles in Acute Trusts
Qualifications:
  • Registered General Nurse
  • District Nurse
  • Lecturer/practice educator
  • MSc Nursing Studies

Declared interests:

  • No interests currently declared

Bernie Marden
Medical Director

Appointed:
April 2018

Bernie Marden
Medical Director

Relevant experience:

  • 2018 – Medical Director, RUH Bath NHS Foundation Trust
  • November 2017 - Acting Medical Director, RUH Bath NHS Foundation Trust
  • Head of Women and Children’s Division, RUH Bath NHS Foundation Trust
  • Paediatric Clinical Lead
  • Neonatal Clinical Lead
  • Chief Clinical Information Officer

Qualifications:

  • MB BS (London), 1992
  • MRCP (UK) Paediatrics 1997
  • FRCPCH 2012
  • Masters of Laws (Medical Law and Ethics)

Declared interests:

  • Paediatric private practice at RUH Bath
  • Paediatric Advisor, Circle Reading
  • Brother is a consultant at RUH Bath

Libby Walters

Libby Walters
Director of Finance

Appointed:
June 2018

Libby Walters
Director of Finance

Relevant experience:

  • 2012–2018 - Director of Finance and Resources, Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • 2008-2012 - Director of Finance, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) in Sports Science
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

Declared interests:

  • No interest currently declared

Executive directors (non-voting)

Jocelyn Foster
Commercial Director

Appointed:
July 2012

Jocelyn Foster
Commercial Director

Relevant experience:

  • 2012 – Commercial Director, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
  • 2011 – Director of Business Strategy, Kent County Council
  • 2008 – Strategy Director (Parcelforce), Royal Mail
  • 2006 – Strategic and Corporate Development Director, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
  • Public and private sector experience in business strategy, planning, transformation and new business development

Qualifications:

  • Chartered Marketer
  • MBA
  • DPhil Oxon
  • BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences

Declared interests:

  • Complaints Panelist - Dental Complaints Service - Private Dentistry Complaints Resolution Service
  • Investor in Veloscient Ltd (An organisation developing a platform to facilitate structured data capture for a range of markets including healthcare)


Claire Radley
Director of People

Appointed:
April 2018

Claire Radley
Director of People

Relevant experience:

  • Sept 2015 - March 2018 – Assistant Director of Organisational Development, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
  • 2014 - 2015 – Senior Advisor to Chair of the Board, College of Policing
  • 2010 - 2014 – Organisational Development Advisor, Gloucestershire Constabulary
  • 2008 - 2010 – Head of Cultural Change, Gloucestershire Constabulary
  • 1998 - 2008 – Head of Research and Service Improvement, Gloucestershire Constabulary
  • 2005 - 2015 – Held a number of national advisory roles in policing focused on performance, quality, culture and transformation

Qualifications:

  • PhD – Organisational and Occupational Culture

Declared interests:

  • Member of Honourable Company of Gloucestershire

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