Chair of Trustees
Currently Chair of the Board of Trustees at the National Osteoporosis Society. Previous roles held include Chief Nurse and Chief Executive in the NHS, Regional Director South West for the Royal College of Nursing and Chief Executive of Cavell Nurses’ Trust.
Vice Chair of Trustees
Retail specialist with many years experience at Board level at national DIY store. One of his main achievements at Focus DIY was the rapid expansion of retail presence of the brand.
Social worker with extensive children and family experience previous counsellor at Macmillan Cancer Care.
Francesca's background is specialist palliative care and she has worked in a number of hospices and voluntary care sector organisations, including St Christopher's Hospice in London. It was here that she had the privilege to work with its founder, Dame Cicely Saunders. Francesca has a passion for understanding what matters most to our patients and their loved ones and having learnt so much of what does matter during her hospice years, she is keen to spread her learning.
Francesca was also Chief Operating Officer at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and during her time at the RUH she pioneered the role of a head for patient experience and led the early design of a Quality Improvement Centre which continues to flourish at the RUH.
Francesca lives with her husband in Bath and has 2 grown up daughters.
Brian is a career marketer having worked client side with BA then in strategic marketing consultancy and for the last decade as a leader of creative agencies. He specialises in brand strategy and innovation and currently leads Taxi Studio, one of the UK's top 10 creative agencies.
James has been specialising with not for profit clients since 1999 and completed his training with Ernst and Young in 2002 where he was involved with the audit of several large charities. James has recently joined MHA Monahans, transferring from another MHA firm; MHA MacIntyre Hudson. James holds the Diploma in Charity Accounting and has lectured at CASS Business School on their MSc in Charity Finance.
Partner at national top 100 law firm Ashfords, Warren specialises in property disputes. He acts for a wide range of landlords and property investors, corporate tenants, rural landowners and landed estates, private individuals, charities, and clients in the care sector. Warren is a regular RICS guest speaker, lecturing on a wide range of topics including mediation and property dispute resolution. In his spare time he enjoys travel, long distance walking, surfing, golf, and camper-vanning, whenever possible with his wife Rebecca and three children too.
Solicitor specialising in Corporate, Commercial Contracts, IT and Intellectual Property. Having spent eight years in the City, David moved to Bath in 1995 and was Head of the Corporate Department of Bath's largest law firm until he retired from this role in 2016.
Josette is a Methodist Minister and has led several churches in Bristol. Before this she supported dyslexic students at Bath Spa University after a career as librarian in the water, health and pharmaceutical industries. She has two grown up daughters and a cat and enjoys jiving, cross-stitch, walking and reading.
Dr Mark Hunt
A commercial Main Board Director & Managing Director specialising in developing & implementing growth strategies organically and through acquisition working in the healthcare sector. He worked previously for BMJ, Serco, Care UK and in pharmaceuticals with Glaxo & Abbott Laboratories.
His career has included roles in NHS management, and designing policy in the Strategy Unit at the Department of Health. His NHS experience spans SHAs, PCTs and Modernisation agency in executive and non-executive roles including, a Director of Leadership for one of the national teams.
He is a clinician and works as a GP in Trowbridge. He currently is working as a non-executive, mentoring and in consultancy roles in healthcare.
Stephen has worked for thirty years with large public and private sector organisations, in the UK and twenty other countries, on their ’soft’ issues: leadership, teamwork, culture, communication. He also serves on the board of Bath Festivals and the Bath Bridge, where he leads on the annual programme for developing high potential young people in the city.
Dr Simon Burrell
Previously a GP partner at the Porch Surgery in Corsham. Simon has always had a particular interest in care of the elderly. Has had a longstanding involvement in NHS commissioning for Wiltshire. Until recently was a board member of Wiltshire CCG and remains active in the North and East Wiltshire commissioning group.