North Bristol NHS Trust is governed by the Trust Board, which consists of:
Michele has been the Chair of North Bristol Trust for over 4 years and was previously a Non-Executive Director and Vice-Chair at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust.
Michele has also held a number of senior roles in the media, including as Director of Production for the BBC. She most recently ran her own consulting business working with a number of media organisations globally.
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.