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:

  • School Governor, Beechen Cliff School, Bath
  • Chief Operating Officer, Keolis UK and Ireland
  • Non-Exec Chair of Acton Banks Healthcare

Joanna Hole Joanna Hole
Non-Executive Director

Appointed:
1 April 2011

Joanna Hole
Non-Executive Director, Vice Chairman and Senior Independent Director

Relevant experience:

  • 2008-2010 Ministry of Defence Whitehall, Head of Safety, Sustainable Development & Continuity (civilian and military)
  • 2006-07 Ministry of Defence Whitehall Director of Business Continuity (civilian)
  • 2003 - Ministry of Defence Whitehall Deputy Director HR Development Framework (civilian)
  • 2001 - Assistant Director Estate Strategy Defence Logistics Organisation 1999-2001 Head of Secretariat Defence Logistics Organisation
  • Prior to 2000, held a number of senior management roles within the Ministry of Defence: delivering business strategy and support, HR policy and career management, Ministerial and Parliamentary business, national and international procurement policy, training management/delivery, and secondment as Material Manager at a major Royal Navy Dockyard.

Qualifications:

  • Cranfield University School of Management,
  • Defence Strategic Leadership and Strategic Management Programmes (2007 and 2008 respectively)
  • Ashridge Higher Management Training Programme (1998)

Committees and other roles:

  • Chairman of the Non-Clinical Governance Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • Board of Directors' Nominations and Remuneration Committee

Declared interests:

  • No interest currently declared

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
  • Co-opted member of the Bath City Forum
  • Chair of the IT Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
  • Member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
  • Director of Boss Cyber Limited, a sole employee advisory company
  • Trustee of FG Cooke Charitable Trust (4 The Circus, Bath)

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:

  • Global People Director – Defence, Rolls-Royce Plc (2015 – present)
  • 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:

  • School Governor, Tockington Manor School

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