Kelvin is an experienced non-executive director and board level leader. Up until very recently he led some of the largest and complex programmes for BT and their customers and also sat as a board member on BT’s South West regional board. He has experience in the NHS having spent six years on the board of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.
Kelvin is also currently a Non-Executive Director of BrisDoc and of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative (BCCI). He is also a charity trustee of WECIL and Second Step.
Kelly is Managing Director of HWM Global, a UK company specialising in the design and manufacture of monitoring and telemetry equipment for utility networks. Kelly has extensive experience in customer operations, strategy, business transformation and commercial leadership in senior executive roles within the Water and Telecommunications industries including Thames Water and Openreach.
Tim 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.
Professor Sarah Purdy
Sarah began her career as a House Surgeon at the Royal United Hospital, Bath. She completed the Exeter GP Vocational training scheme between 1988 and 1991 and after this became Senior House Officer in psychiatry for two years. For two years, Sarah was Research fellow at the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York.
She moved to the USA in 1994 where she took up the role of Health Policy Analyst for the Jackson Hole Group. She then proceeded to work as Visiting Fellow in the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention at Harvard Medical School. After three years in this role, Sarah returned to the UK where she became a Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care at Newcastle University for four years. Following this, her positions included Public Health Consultant at Hull York Medical School and its connected Strategic Health Authority, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Primary Care at Newcastle University and Senior Clinical Research Fellow at University of Bristol. Sarah was promoted to Consultant and Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Community Medicine in 2006. For two years proceeding this she was a Reader in Primary Health Care and went on to become Deputy Director for NIHR CLAHRC West. She was promoted to Director, working in this position for one year, during which time she was also Head of Medical School and Associate Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Bristol.
In 2019, she became Pro Vice Chancellor for Student Experience at the University of Bristol, a position she still holds. Her responsibilities include multiple Chair positions and Board memberships connected to the University. She is also Professor of Primary Care at the University and an Honorary Consultant in Primary Health Care, NHS England. She has been a trained GP since 1991 and is currently working as a salaried GP at Sea Mills Surgery, Bristol.
Sarah has an MD and MB BS from the University of London, a Master of Public Health from Harvard and a BSc Honours Degree from University College London. She is a fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians London and Edinburgh, fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and Fellowship of Harvard School of Public Health.
Richard is an experienced Board Member and Audit & Risk Committee Chair (most recently with Alliance Homes), with other appointments including Chair of the Business Services and Remuneration Committees and Board Vice-Chair at City of Bristol College and a governor at Colston's Girls' School..
He brings a broad range of skills including significant strength in finance, strategy and treasury. Prior to his retirement in 2009, Richard was an Audit Partner at KPMG, and he remains a Fellow of the Society of Chartered Accountants England and Wales.
Dr Jane Khawaja
Jane is Bristol Innovations Programme Director at the University of Bristol.
At the University, she is a member of the Board of Trustees and University Court and she chairs the University’s Anti-Racism Working Group.
Jane is a member of the Bristol City Funds Investment Advisory Committee, a Director on the Bristol Future Talent Partnership Board and a Director on the Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation Board. She is also a commissioner on Bristol City Council’s Commission on Race Equality.
Jane has a degree in Physics and PhD in Plasma Physics. She started her career working for Applied Materials, a global leader in the semiconductor industry. She then worked for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the UK's main agency for funding research in engineering and the physical sciences, before joining the University of Bristol.
Jane has a very keen interest in equity, diversity and inclusion and is passionate about addressing the root cause of racial inequity and ensuring race equity is embedded into policies and processes.