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

  • Professor of Medical Science, University of Bristol.
  • Interim Executive Chair of Medical Research Council.
  • Trustee of British Heart Foundation
  • Chair of the governing board, CRUK Beatson Institute.
  • Board member of The Francis Crick Institute

Mr Tim Gregory, Non-Executive Director

  • Employed by Cornwall Council as Service Director – Regulatory Services. 

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
  • 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 – will cease 31.05.22
  • 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, Talking Health Ltd
  • Chair, EHC Holdings Topco Limited

Ms Sandra Harding, Associate Non-Executive Director

  • Founder, HCPG Ltd
  • Board Trustee, POhWER
  • Vice Chair of Governors, Marksbury Primary School
  • Councillor, Marksbury Parish Council
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Member of the Professional Development Committee of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council

Dr Ike Anya, Associate Non-Executive Director

  • Locum Consultant in Public Health Medicine: NHS Lothian, Berkshire East and Berkshire West Directorates of Public Health, Public Health Scotland
  • Member of the British Medical Association
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health
  • Honorary Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Bristol
  • Teach sessions on ethics and global health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Honorary Lecturer, Imperial College

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, Director of Information Management and Technology (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.

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

Mr Tim Whittlestone, Medical Director 

  • Director of Bristol Urology Associates Ltd.
  • Undertakes occasional private practice (Urology Specialty) at company office. This is undertaken outside of NBT contracted hours.
  • Chair of the Wales and West Acute Transport for Children Service (WATCh).
  • Wife is an employee of the Trust.

Professor Steve Hams, Chief Nursing Officer

  • Visiting Professor, University of Worcester
  • Director, Curhams Limited (dormant company)
  • Strategic Advisor, Liaison Group Limited
  • Independent Chair of Trustees, Infection Prevention Society
  • Strategic Advisory Board Member, Shiny Mind (Mental Health)

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