Senior team

Executive team

Portrait of John Davies

John Davies

Chief Executive
Portrait of Tony De Jaeger

Tony De Jaeger

Finance Director, Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO)
Photograph of Wayne DeLeeuw

Wayne De Leeuw

Director of Patient, Family Services and Deputy Chief Executive
Head-and-Shoulders portrait of Ruth Gretton

Ruth Gretton

Director of Nursing
Head and shoulder photograph of Dr Tricia Needham

Tricia Needham

Medical Director with responsibilities as Caldicott Guardian; Responsible Officer for Medical Revalidation and Care Quality Commission Registered Manager
Head and shoulders portrait of Haylie Carr

Haylie Carr

Director of Human Resources and Services
Portrait of David Badger

David Badger

Director of Income Generation & Communications


Chair of Trustees, Kate Tompkins

Kate Tompkins

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.

Portrait of Ian Lafferty

Ian Lafferty


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.

Portrait of Christine Davis

Christine Davis


Social worker with extensive children and family experience previous counsellor at Macmillan Cancer Care.

Head and shoulder photograph of Diane Hall

Diane Hall


Qualified Accountant and Finance Director at Selwood Housing, Trowbridge. Previously Group Director of Finance at Somer Housing Group, Bath.

Head and shoulder photograph of Brian Mansfield

Brian Mansfield


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.

Dr Simon Burrell


GP partner at the Porch Surgery in Corsham. 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.

Portrait of Warren Reid

Warren Reid


Partner at top 100 law firm Thrings solicitors since 2001 and head of commercial property since 2016, Warren specialises in property disputes, acting for a wide range of property owning investors, occupiers, landed estates, and charities. Warren enjoys long distance walking, travel, surfing, tennis, and campervanning, whenever possible, with his wife Rebecca and three children.

David Cavaliero


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.

Head and shoulders portrait of Charlotte Parkin

Charlotte Parkin


Charlotte is a fundraiser by profession, specialising in the field of Major Gift philanthropy. Starting her career in London, she worked with one of the largest paediatric healthcare charities in the UK, overseeing the running of a major giving club to support capital development. She came to Bath in 2015 to take up the position of Senior Development Manager at the University of Bath and now works with Alumni in the U.K. and Europe to support University priorities.

Charlotte is a keen baker, skier and singer and when she's not doing this she enjoys long walks with her husband, Mike, and Labrador, Archie.

Josette Crane


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.

Photograph of Mark Hunt

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.

Photograph of Francesca Thompson

Francesca Thompson


Francesca is currently the Chief Operating Officer at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust. She has held this post for 4 years, having previously been their Director of Nursing from 2006. Francesca has a background in specialist palliative care and 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 priviledge 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 was keen to spread her learning within the NHS acute environment. During her time at the RUH she has 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.

Photograph of James Gare

James Gare


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.