has over twenty years experience in the NHS in both Commissioning and Finance roles including as Director of Specialist Commissioning for the South of England and Director of Finance of the South West Regional Health Authority. Following her earlier career an accountant in Local Government and the Water industry she joined the NHS in 1990. She is a former President of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and also the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Jaki is also Director of M.D. Associates, Non-Executive Director/Trustee of National Council of Palliative Care and Visiting Fellow of University of Gloucestershire.
is a company director with experience in the UK, Europe and North America. He has worked for construction materials manufacturers Blue Circle Industries and Lafarge, specialising in commercial and general management. He currently runs his own consultancy business. He is a qualified mediator and advisor for Bristol Mediation, a member of the Institute of Directors, active in the South West branch and is a School Governor at Northleaze Primary School in Long Ashton.
Robert is also a Member of Bristol Mediation.
Dr Liz Redfern CBE
joined the Trust on 1 December and is a part time executive coach and consultant. She is also an Associate of Foresight Partnership, an organisation which is now part of GE Healthcare Finnamore, specialising in helping public organisation boards to review and develop themselves. She had retired from the NHS as Chief Nurse for NHS England (South) in March 2014. She has had 14 years experience at executive board level including a strategic policy role with the South West RHA and was also deputy Chief Nurse for England. Liz is a trained coach who has facilitated clinical leaders to develop and grow in confidence and ability in their role.
Her early career was as a registered children and general nurse specialising in neurology and neurosurgery in Manchester, Edinburgh and Cambridge.
In addition Liz has acquired a degree in education, trained as a counsellor and psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher. She completed the Cabinet Office Top Manager Programme in 2008.
In 2009 Liz was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her services to nursing and healthcare and in 2011 an honorary doctorate in education from UWE, Bristol for her contribution to the development of nursing education and her personal leadership qualities. More recently, Liz was awarded a second honorary doctorate by the University of Brighton in 2014, in recognition of her major contribution to the NHS and to the education of nurses and other health professions.
Liz is also Director/Owner of Liz Redfern Partnership and Associate of Foresight Partnership.
Professor John Iredale
is Pro Vice Chancellor Health at the University of Bristol. He holds the chair of Experimental Medicine, and his areas of leadership and responsibility are for the research, teaching and management strategy for the Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences across the relevant Faculties at the University of Bristol. He also holds Honorary Consultant contracts with the North Bristol NHS Trust and the University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust. Previously Professor Iredale was the Regius Chair of Medical Science, Dean of Clinical Medicine and Vice Principal Health Services at the University of Edinburgh where he led the Medical School. He has previously held the Chair of Medicine in Edinburgh (2006-2013), the chair of Medicine at the University of Southampton (2004-2006) and a Personal Chair in Hepatology (2000-2004).
Professor Iredale graduated from the University of Southampton with honours in Clinical Distinction in 1985 and was awarded a DM in 1995. He was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 1999 and The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2007. He was made a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2003 and Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2011.
Between 2010 and 2016, Professor Iredale was Non-Executive Director of NHS Lothian, one of the UK's largest territorial health boards with 23 000 employees and an annual turnover of £1.5 billion. At Lothian Health Board Iredale played a lead role in aligning University and NHS activities and in-service redesign as chair of the Lothian Health Board service redesign committee.
is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 30 years’ experience of leading large private and public sector organisations. In 2013, he retired after 17 years as Chief Executive of Bath & North East Somerset Council; prior to this he was a Managing Director for Bouygue, a French Multi National. As well as running large public and private sector organisations, John has significant experience of local/national government, governance arrangements, the voluntary sector and partnership working.
John is also a Trustee of Guide Dogs and of Blind Children UK.
is an experienced director having worked in a range of organisations, including the Ministry of Defence and County Councils. Tim has experience of leading and managing large organisations including the delivery of critical operational services such as Highways and Waste as well as all the corporate services, including ICT, finance, HR and property departments. Tim finished his last role as Corporate Director – Place at Nottinghamshire County Council in December 2016 where he was responsible for 4000+ staff and led change programmes to drive improvements and efficiencies. These included the introduction of new integrated IT systems and process improvement and the establishment of 2 innovative joint ventures. Tim also has extensive experience of working in and with central government through his role a corporate director and as a Royal Marines Brigadier when working in the Ministry of Defence.