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Meet our Board

Last updated: 01/06/2023

The Trust Board has overall corporate responsibility for the running of the organisation.  The main role of the Trust Board is to guide the overall strategic direction of University Hospitals Bristol and Weston (UHBW) NHS Foundation Trust including planning for our current challenges and future priorities - ensuring that we can set and meet our objectives. 

The Board is made up of directors, including the chief executive, who are full time senior staff, together with an independent lay chair and non-executive directors who hold part-time positions. 

The executive directors bring expertise from their positions in key areas of the Trust, while the chair and non-executive directors offer their skills and experience from a wide variety of roles in the community.

The key Committees that feed into Board can be seen here and our Organisational Structure can be seen here.

Key publications such as Annual Reports, our Constitution and our Registers of Interests can be found on our Reports and Publications page.

Following the merger of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust, the University Hospitals Bristol Board members below now lead the merged organisation, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW). The start dates below are for University Hospitals Bristol, prior to merger.

Meet our Chair and Chief Executive

Chair: Jayne Mee MStJimage of Jayne Mee

Jayne has spent more than 30 years in human resources and organisational development, working in executive roles with the Boots Company, Whitbread, Royal Mail, Punch Taverns and Barratt Developments.

Until June 2015 she was director of people and organisation development at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Until June 2021 she was a non-executive director at London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, and a trustee at St John Ambulance. She joined NHS Charities Together as a Trustee in September 2021.

Jayne is also an executive coach where she supports executives and organisations in culture change, engagement and transformation in a wide variety of private and public sector businesses.

Jayne holds an MSc in human resource development from Nottingham Trent University, a certificate in coaching from Henley Management College and is a Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development.

Jayne was appointed as Non-Executive in June 2019 before taking on the role of Interim Chair in April 2021. She was appointed into the substantive role of Trust Chair on 9 December 2021.

  • Start date: 1 June 2019
Declared interests: Trustee at NHS Charities Together

Chief executive: Professor Eugine Yafele

Eugine was appointed chief executive of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust in May 2022.

Prior to joining UHBW, Eugine was the chief executive of Dorset HealthCare University Foundation Trust for four years. Under his leadership, the Trust achieved a CQC rating of Outstanding in his first year as chief executive. The Trust was also ranked amongst the top 4 in the annual staff survey for 3 consecutive years – with the best scores nationally for staff engagement and empowerment.

A nurse by background, Eugine brings a wealth of experience across senior clinical and operational roles in the private sector and in acute and mental health organisations in the NHS. Eugine completed his MBA at Warwick Business School and has broad experience of partnership working and developing new models of care to improve the experience and outcomes for people who use health and social care services.

In 2023, Eugine was appointed as a Visiting Professor for the College of Health, Science and Society at the University of the West of England.

  • Start date: 3 May 2022

Click here to find out about our Executive Directors and Non-executive Directors.