Declarations of Interest

Members of the Board are required to make an annual declaration of any interests which they have.

In addition Board members are required to provide an update during the year should a new interest arise, or an interest cease. Where the interest ceases, the information will be held on the record for a period of at least six months.  

Ms Michele Romaine Chair 

  • Nothing to declare.

Mr Kelvin Blake Non-Executive Director 

  • Non-Executive Director of BRISDOC who provide GP services to North Bristol NHS Trust.
  • Trustee, Second Step.  Provide mental health services for the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area.
  • Trustee, West of England Centre for Integrated Living.  Provide a range of services to disabled people living in the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area.
  • Director, Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative.
  • Member of the Labour Party.

Professor John Iredale Non-Executive Director

  • Pro-Vice Chancellor of University of Bristol.
  • Member of Medical Research Council.
  • Trustee of:
    • British Heart Foundation
    • Foundation for Liver Research
  • Chair of the governing board, CRUK Beatson Institute.

Mr Tim Gregory Non-Executive Director

  • Employed by Derbyshire County Council – Director of Environment, Economy and Transport, commencing 03/08/2020. Likely to be until May 2021. 

Mr Richard Gaunt Non-Executive Director 

  • Non-Executive/Governor of City of Bristol College.
  • Non-Executive Director of Alliance Homes, social housing and domiciliary care provider.

Ms Kelly Macfarlane Non-Executive Director

  • Sister is Centre Leader of Genesiscare Bristol – Private Oncology.
  • Sister works for Pioneer Medical Group, Bristol.
  • Managing Director, HWM Limited, a Halma Company

Professor Sarah Purdy Non-Executive Director

  • Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Primary Care, University of Bristol
  • Salaried GP, Sea Mills Surgery, Bristol
  • Shareholder (more than 25% but less than 50%) Talking Health Limited
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh
  • Member of the British Medical Association
  • National Institute for Health Research Health and Social Care Delivery Research Funding Panel Member
  • Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees, Venturers Trust, Bristol
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Bristol Student Union

    Indirect Interests (i.e. through association of another individual e.g. close family member or relative) via Graham Rich who is:
  • Chair, Armada Topco Limited
  • Director, Helios Ltd
  • Director, Datapharm Limited
  • Director, I4Health Limited
  • Director, Talking Health Ltd
  • Chair, EHC Holdings Topco Limited

Ms LaToyah McAllister-Jones Associate Non-Executive Director

  • Board member of Bristol Festivals
  • Executive Director St Pauls Carnival CIC
  • Board Trustee of United Communities

Ms Sandra Harding Associate Non-Executive Director

  • Founder, HCPG Ltd
  • Board Trustee, POhWER
  • Vice Chair of Governors, Marksbury Primary School
  • Councillor, Marksbury Parish Council

Ms Maria Kane Chief Executive

  • Advisory Group Member of CHKS, a provider of healthcare intelligence and quality improvement services (remuneration donated to charity)

Ms Helen Blanchard Director of Nursing and Quality 

  • Nothing to declare.

Mr Steve Curry, Chief Operating Officer

  • Nothing to declare

Mr Neil Darvill Director of Information Management and Technology (non-voting position)

  •  Wife works as a senior manager for Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Mental Health Trust.

Ms Jacqui Marshall Director of People and Transformation (non-voting position)

  • Nothing to declare.

Mr Glyn Howells Chief Finance Officer

  • Governor and Vice Chair of Newbury College (voluntary).
  • £25 voucher received as a thank you gift for speaking at a Royal College of Surgeons/Society of British Neurosurgeons Leadership Development Course on 18 November 2021. Donated to Southmead Hospital Charity.

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