Introducing the board

Chairman and Chief Executive

John Pattullo – Chairman NHS Blood and Transplant
(voting member)

John Pattullo joined NHS Blood and Transplant as Chair in June 2013. He also is also a Non-Executive Director of Electrocomponents PLC, Chair of the Prince's charity, In Kind Direct, and Chair of Marken Logistics.

John has more than 30 years´ experience in international logistics, manufacturing and supply chain. Most recently he was Chief Executive of CEVA, an Amsterdam-based global logistics company, retiring in 2012. Prior to this he was Chief Executive in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Exel (later DHL/Exel) and held a broad range of roles with Procter & Gamble in the UK, Europe and Asia.

Chair of the National Administrations Committee

Ian Trenholm – Chief Executive (voting member)

A Geology graduate of the University of London, Ian started his career as an Inspector with the Royal Hong Kong Police and then moved to Surrey Police before working in the private sector. Ian holds an MBA from Durham University Business School. Ian first worked with local government as a project manager for a Business Process Outsourcing company, before joining Buckinghamshire County Council as Strategic Director of Resources in 2003. Ian was appointed Chief Executive of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead at the beginning of May 2008, before moving to DEFRA as Chief Operating Officer in June 2012. Ian Joined NHSBT as Chief Executive in July 2014

Non-executive directors of NHSBT

Shaun Williams (voting member)

Shaun is a former Director of Corporate Affairs for Leonard Cheshire Disability, Guardian News and Media, and Carlton Communications plc. He is a former journalist, BBC Director, and ITV Producer.

Chair of the Remuneration Committee

Roy Griffins CB (voting member)

Roy has been Chairman of the Board of London City Airport since January 2007. He was formerly the British Chairman of the Channel Tunnel Intergovernmental Commission, and spent eight years as a Non-Executive Director of the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust. He is also an Advisory Board member of Bristol University's Cabot Research Institute.

Chair of the Trust Fund Committee

Chair of the Governance and Audit Committee

Jeremy Monroe (voting member)

Jeremy was appointed Deputy Chair of NHSBT in October 2013. Jeremy was the Global Industry Leader in IBM covering Defence, Security and Revenue Management in the Public Sector. Prior to joining IBM he was a Partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers specialising in Supply Chain Management. He served on PwC's UK Supervisory Board.

Chair of the Transplant Policy Review Committee

Louise Fullwood (voting member)

Louise is a Legal Director at Pinsent Masons LLP, and was previously a Medical Research Scientist. She was appointed to the Board of NHSBT on 7 October 2013 for four years.


Keith Rigg (voting member)

Keith is a Consultant Transplant Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust; has been involved in organ donation and transplantation for the last 25 years and is a former President of the British Transplantation Society. He was appointed to the NHSBT Board on 7 October 2013 for four years.

Charles St John (voting member)

Charles was formerly a Partner at private equity investment firms Cognetas and Electra where he sat on a wide range of Boards, and is a chartered accountant. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Capstone Fostercare, Marken Logistics and Whiteline Windows. He was appointed to the Board of NHSBT on 1st April 2016 for three years.

Professor Paresh Vyas (voting member)

Professor Vyas is a Professor of Haematology at Oxford University. He studied medicine at Cambridge then Oxford. For the last 15 years he has been working as a Consultant Haematologist. He runs an active research laboratory in the MRC Molecular Haematology Unit, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford. He was appointed to the Board of NHSBT on 1st April 2016 for three years.

Chair of the Research and Development Committee

Directors of NHS Blood Transplant

Léonie Austin – Director of Communications (non-voting member)

Léonie joined NHSBT in April 2010. Prior to this, she spent five years as Director of Communications at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and was central to transforming its service and profile. Before moving to the RICS she enjoyed a successful career in Government communications at the Highways Agency, Department of Trade and Industry, Food Standards Agency and as Director of Communications at the Cabinet Office.

Rob Bradburn – Director of Finance (voting member)

With more than 20 years´ experience of senior financial management, Rob joined NHSBT in April 2008 from Premier Foods, where he was interim Head of Finance, Group Procurement. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Ernst & Young, he began a long career at ICI in 1985, culminating in the role of Global Vice-President Finance & Planning, Foods at Quest International in the Netherlands. From 2004-2006, he was Group Finance Director of ABF Ingredients at Associated British Foods PLC.

David Evans – Director of Workforce and Transformation Services (non-voting member)

David has 20 years' experience at Director level and joined NHSBT in June 2006. Previously David held HR Board Director posts in acute NHS Trusts in North and East London. His NHS career has also included strategic HR posts at Regional and Health Authority level. Outside of the NHS, David has experience as Operations Director of an organisation providing outsourced HR services to the public sector.

Sally Johnson – Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation (voting member)

Sally joined NHSBT in September 2008. Previously she was Programme Director responsible for achieving clinical reconfiguration across four South East London Acute Hospital Trusts. Before that she was CEO of Enfield Primary Care Trust for six years. She has also led reviews of seven Ambulance Trusts in South East England and of the NHS contribution to the 2012 Olympic Games.

Aaron Powell - Chief Digital Officer (non-voting member)

Aaron Powell joined NHS Blood and Transplant in January 2010 and, following a number of roles in the Organ Donation and Transplantation directorate, was appointed Interim Director of ICT in November 2014. Aaron was appointed NHSBT's first Chief Digital Officer in July 2015 to lead the development of world class digital services and transform our technology. Aaron joined NHSBT from the United Network for Organ Sharing, the organisation which manages the transplantation system for the United States, prior to which he held a number of programme management and software development roles in the UK and the Middle East.

Peter Lidstone – Director of Blood Manufacturing and Logistics (voting member)

Peter joined NHS Blood and Transplant in November 2015 with extensive experience in manufacturing and logistics. He has previously worked for Unilever, ICI Paints and following the acquistion of ICI by Akzonobel, Peter then served as the Global Integrated Supply Chain Director for Decorative Paints.

Dr Gail Miflin – Medical and Research Director (voting member)

Gail took up her current post in June 2016. She joined NHS Blood and Transplant in 2010 having previously worked as a Consultant Haematologist at the Royal Free Hospital and then UCLH Foundation Trust where she specialised in treating patients with red cell disorders. Since 2012 she has been an Associate Medical Director at NHS Blood and Transplant. Gail qualified from Cambridge University and trained in haematology in Nottingham and Yorkshire.

Dr Huw Williams – Director of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services (voting member)

Huw joined NHSBT in August 2012. He has a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Birmingham Medical School and has held posts at the Medical School; at Sandoz Pharmaceuticals; Novartis Pharmaceuticals; Baxter Healthcare and most recently at Cephalon UK. His expertise is in biopharmacy, medical devices and renal and cancer services to the NHS.

Mike Stredder – Director of Blood Donation (non-voting member)

Mike joined NHSBT in June 2015. He has a broad range of experience in operations, transformation, customer and patient care with leading healthcare organisations and retailers including Lloyds Pharmacy, Alliance Boots and Marks and Spencer.

Ian Bateman – Director of Quality (non-voting member)

Ian joined NHSBT in September 2009 and then the NHSBT Board in May 2015 when he was appointed Director of Quality. He has over 25 years experience in senior national and international Quality and Regulatory Compliance roles in both public and private organisations such as the Health Protection Agency and Kodak Clinical Diagnostics (now Ortho Clinical Diagnostics).

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