North Bristol NHS Trust Board

North Bristol NHS Trust is governed by the Trust Board, which consists of:


Michele Romaine, Chair at NBT


Michele Romaine

Until March 2017, Michele ran her own consulting practice, working with a number of international media organisations on business transformation.  She has also set up and run media consulting businesses for Avid Technology and Langsdale Crook.

Between 1992 and 2004 she held a number of senior roles with the BBC including Director of Production and at one time was the News Editor for the BBC in Bristol.

Michele left the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust at the end of August 2018.

Prior to work with the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, she was also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.

Maria Kane, Chief Executive at NBT

Chief Executive

Maria Kane

Maria Kane OBE joined North Bristol NHS Trust as the new Chief Executive in April 2021. Prior to her appointment at NBT, she held the role of Chief Executive of North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, where she had been in post since December 2017.

Maria previously worked as Chief Executive of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust between 2007 and 2017, and as Executive Director at North West London Strategic Health Authority between 2002 and 2006. Maria has held a variety of senior roles in corporate and strategic development for the Royal College of Midwives, Medical Protection Society and the National Council of Voluntary Organisations.

In 2019, Maria was made an OBE for services to health care leadership over two decades, particularly in North London. She has previously been a trustee of Open Mind, Umbrella Mental Health, Young Minds, as well as an adviser to the Lullaby Trust and a special adviser to the Care Quality Commission. She was also chair of governors of a primary school for ten years.