North Bristol appoints new Chief Executive

Maria Kane OBE has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT) and will start in April 2021.

Maria is currently Chief Executive of North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, where she has been in post since December 2017.

She was previously Chief Executive of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust for 10 years and also worked as Executive Director at North West London Strategic Health Authority between 2002 and 2006, being responsible for strategy, planning, corporate development, communications and engagement.

In 2019 Maria was made an OBE for services to health care leadership  over two decades, particularly in North London.

Maria said: “I am thrilled to have been appointed as the new chief executive at North Bristol NHS Trust, and looking forward to taking up the role next Spring.”

“Although it will be a geographical move for me – I have been in north London for many years as my family has grown up – I am already aware that our local communities around North Mid and in North Bristol have a considerable amount in common, and I will bring to NBT my passion for using the profile and position which acute hospitals have as anchor organisations in their community to lead by example in transforming the health and care of the local population.”

“I am firmly of the belief that we can only do that by working in genuine partnership with our local community, health and care partners, the voluntary sector, patients and their representatives, and of course, staff in all positions and professions, and I look forward to building strong relationships with you all, and putting our values at the heart of what we do and how we do it.”

NBT’s existing Chief Executive Andrea Young is due to retire in December. Deputy Chief Executive Evelyn Barker will then take on the role of interim Chief Executive until Maria starts.