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.

Chair & Non-Executive Directors

Chair

Alison Ryan

Alison Ryan
Chair

Appointed:
1 April 2019

Alison Ryan
Chair

Relevant experience

  • Previously Non Executive Director at University Hospitals Bristol
  • Previously Non Executive Director Somerset Partnership NHS Trust
  • Previously Non Executive Director NHS South West
  • Previously Non Executive Director NHS South of England
  • Previously Chief Executive Weldmar Hospicecare Trust
  • Previously Chief Executive Princess Royal Trust for Carers ( now called the Carers Trust)
  • Previously Chief Executive Thrive
  • Previously Deputy Commercial Manager Atomic Energy Establishment Winfrith

Qualifications

  • M.A (Oxon)
  • Member Chartered Institute of Management

Declared interests:

  • None

Non-Executive Directors

Nigel Stevens Nigel Stevens
Non-Executive Director

Appointed:
1 April 2018

Nigel Stevens
Non-Executive Director

Relevant experience:

  • Chief Executive Officer, UK & Ireland, Transdev Group (2006-2018)
  • Chief Executive Officer, Transdev UK (2009-2011)
  • Managing Director, Transdev London (2006-2008)
  • Section Head, Defence "Think Tank" - Royal Air Force (2005-2006)
  • Head of Logistics, RAF Brize Norton (2003-2005)
  • Defence Logistics Organisation, Bath – Royal Air Force (2001-2003)
  • Joint Services Command Course – Royal Air Force (2000-2001)
  • Royal Air Force Logistics Division – (1987-2000)

Qualifications:

  • BA (Hons) Politics & Geography (QMC, London University)
  • MA (with Merit) in Defence Studies (Kings College, London University)

Committees and other roles:

  • Board of Director' Nominations and Remuneration Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Clinical Governance Committee

Declared interests:

  • Chief Operating Officer, Keolis UK and Ireland

Antony Durbacz Antony Durbacz
Non-Executive Director

Appointed:
November 2020

Antony Durbacz
Non-Executive Director

Relevant experience:

  • Previously Chair of Audit Committee at Taunton and Somerset NHS foundation trust
  • Chair of Audit Committee at LiveWest
  • VP Finance Rexam healthcare 2013 -2014
  • Finance Director Rexam Plastic packaging 2005 -2013
  • CFO Europe/Divisional Financial controller GKN Aerospace 2002-2004
  • GKN Aerospace various finance roles 1992 - 2002
  • Chartered accountant KPMG 1987 -1992

Qualifications:

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • BSc in Chemistry, University of York

Declared interests:

  • Board member at LiveWest
  • Governor at Crispin school
  • Daughter is a specialist trainee in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Severn Deanery

Jeremy Boss Jeremy Boss
Non-Executive Director

Appointed:
6 March 2017

Jeremy Boss
Non-Executive Director

Relevant experience:

  • Present – Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair at the Drivers & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
  • 2015 – Digital & Technology Leader for the Department of Energy & Climate Change
  • 2013 – Chief Information Officer at the Audit Commission
  • 2007 – Interim Managing Director (Finance, IT, Estates, Legal) at the Audit Commission
  • 2006 – IT Director of the Audit Commission
  • 2003 – General Manager Information Systems at Imperial Tobacco PLC
  • 1982 – 1997 Chartered Accountant and Management Consultant at Coopers & Lybrand

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) in Economics, Economics, University of Warwick
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Fellow of the British Computer Society

Committees and other roles:

  • Clinical Governance Committee
  • Commercial Transactions Steering Group
  • End of Life champion

Declared interests:

  • Non-Executive Director at the Drivers & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
  • Chair of the Widcombe Association, the largest residents association in Bath
  • Non-Executive Director at Una Partnership CIC which supports charities and other bodies seeking to bring about sustainable change and social impact through social capital funding
  • Independent advisor to the Audit and Corporate Governance Committee of the Care Quality Commission

Sumita Hutchison Sumita Hutchison
Non-Executive Director

Appointed:
4 September 2019

Sumita Hutchison
Non-Executive Director

Relevant experience:

  • Non-Executive Director Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS FT (2018 to date)
  • Commissioner on Bristol Race Mayoral Commission and Bristol Women’s Mayoral Commission (2015 to date)
  • Previously Non-Executive Director Bristol Community Health (2018 to 2019)
  • Previously Social Care Commissioner Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council (2017 to 2019)
  • Previously Equalities and Engagement Lead, Avon and Somerset Police (2006 to 2017)
  • Previously Employment Solicitor (Clarke Willmott and Irwin Mitchell) (1998 to 2006)

Qualifications:

  • BA (Hons) Law (QMC, London University)
  • Legal Practice Course, Masters, (University of the West of England)

Committees and other roles:

  • People Committee
  • Non-Clinical Governance Committee
  • Board of Director' Nominations and Remuneration Committee

Declared interests:

  • Non-Executive Director Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS FT
  • Commissioner on Bristol Race Mayoral Commission and Bristol Women’s Mayoral Commission

Anna Mealings Anna Mealings
Non-Executive Director

Appointed:
4 September 2019

Anna Mealings
Non-Executive Director

Relevant experience:

  • Chief People Officer, XP Power (June 2020 – present)
  • Global People Director – Defence, Rolls-Royce Plc (2015 – June 2020)
  • Head of Organisational Effectiveness, Rolls-Royce Plc (2017/2019)
  • Global HR Business Partner, Novartis Pharma AG (2013-2015)

Qualifications:

  • MCom (Hons) Strategic Employment Relations, University of Auckland
  • BA in Anthropology and Maori Studies, Auckland University
  • BCom in Economics

Committees and other roles:

  • Chair of People Committee
  • Clinical Governance Committee
  • Board of Director - Nominations and Remuneration Committee

Declared interests:

  • Works for XP Power, a manufacturer and supplier of critical power control systems who do supply components for some pieces of medical equipment
  • School Governor, Tockington Manor School

Anna Mealings Ian Orpen
Non-Executive Director

Appointed:
7 September 2020

Ian Orpen
Non-Executive Director

Relevant experience:

  • Clinical Chair, NHS Bath and North East Somerset CCG (2013-2020)
  • GP in Bath 1989-2019 (St James's and Heart of Bath Surgeries)
  • Co Chair Bath and NE Somerset Health and Wellbeing Board (2012-2020)
  • Board Member West of England Academic Health Science Network (2013-2020)
  • Clinical Lead, BSW STP 2016-2020
  • Chief Clinical Information Officer, BSW STP 2019-2020
  • GP with Special Interests in Orthopaedics, RUH, 1996-2011
  • GP Trainer (1999-2011)
  • LGA Associate 2016 till present supporting Leadership Courses, Peer reviews and Bespoke work for Health Improvement Team
  • NHS Clinical Commissioners Buddy (support for Chairs of struggling CCGs)

Qualifications:

  • MBChB (University of Cape Town, 1982)
  • Member of Royal College of General Practice (1990)
  • Diploma in Child Health (1990)
  • Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (1989)

Committees and other roles:

  • Board of Director's Nominations and Remuneration Committee
  • Non Clinical Governance Committee
  • Clinical Governance Committee
  • People Committee

Declared interests:

  • Brother is a Non Executive Director, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • Local Government Associate

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