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.  

Ingrid Barker, Joint Chair for NBT and UHBW 

  • Governor, University of Gloucestershire
  • Member of the Faculty of TPC Health – a coaching company working predominantly in the NHS and Social Care (since January 2024)

Mr Kelvin Blake, Non-Executive Director 

  • Non-Executive Director of BRISDOC. 
  • Chair and Trustee of Second Step.  
  • Trustee of the SS Great Britain Trust.
  • Trustee of the Robins Foundation.
  • Member of the Labour Party
  • Elected Member of Bristol City Council.

Mr Richard Gaunt, Non-Executive Director 

  • 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-Water (a Halma manufacturing company).
  • Director, Radcom Technologies Limited (dormant company).
  • Director of ASL Holdings Limited (a Halma company – IoT solutions).
  • Director of Invenio Systems Limited (water loss consultancy). 
  • Non-Exec Director of Advanced Electronics Limited (a Halma fire safety company). 

Professor Sarah Purdy, Non-Executive Director

  • Professor Emeritus, University of Bristol.
  • Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh.
  • Member of the British Medical Association.
  • Member, Barts Charity Grants Committee.
  • Shareholder (more than 25% but less than 50%) Talking Health Limited.

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, Talking Health Ltd.
  • Chair, EHC Holdings Topco Limited.

Dr Jane Khawaja, Non-Executive Director

  • Employee and Member of the Board of Trustees, University of Bristol.
  • Director of Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation.
  • Commissioner, Bristol Commission on Race Equality.

Mr Shawn Smith, Non-Executive Director 

  • Bluebells Consultancy Ltd (sole shareholder).
  • Governor of City of Bristol College.
  • Trustee of Frank Water.
  • Elim Housing Association (Board member).

Ms Maria Kane, Chief Executive

  • Advisory Group Member of CHKS, a provider of healthcare intelligence and quality improvement services (remuneration donated to charity).
  • Visiting Professor to the University of the West of England (unremunerated).

Mr Steve Curry, Chief Operating Officer

  • Nothing to declare.

Mr Neil Darvill, Chief Digital Information Officer (to NBT and UHBW) (non-voting position)

  • Wife works as a senior manager for Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Mental Health Trust.
  • Stepbrother is an employee of the Trust, working in the Cancer Services Team.

Mr Peter Mitchell, Chief People Officer (non-voting position)

  • Nothing to declare.

Mr Glyn Howells, Chief Finance Officer

  • Nothing to declare.

Mr Tim Whittlestone, Chief Medical Officer

  • Director of Bristol Urology Associates Ltd: undertakes occasional private practice (Urology Specialty) at company office, outside of NBT contracted hours. 
  • Chair of the Wales and West Acute Transport for Children Service (WATCh).
  • Vice Chair of the South-West Genomic Medicine Service Alliance Board. 
  • Wife is an employee of the Trust.
  • Director of 3RO Ltd (providing medical advice to international NGOs etc). 

Professor Steve Hams, Chief Nursing Officer

  • Visiting Professor, University of the West of England.
  • Director, Curhams Limited (dormant company).
  • Independent Trustee and Chair of the Infection Prevention Society.
  • Associate Non-Executive Director, Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Board. 
  • Husband is employed by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 
  • Affiliate Member, Bristol and Avon St John Priory Group.

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