Chief Executive Robert Woolley

Robert Woolley

Robert became Chief Executive of Weston Area Health NHS Trust on 1 April 2019. He is also Chief Executive of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol), a role he has held since 2010 having served on the UH Bristol Trust Board since 2002. In that time UH Bristol has; become the first Trust in the country to go from Requires Improvement to Outstanding in 2017 and is now the first Trust to do this and then retain this rating, completed a major redevelopment programme, achieved Biomedical Research Centre status in partnership with the University of Bristol and maintained a positive financial position in every year.

Robert is Co-Executive Lead for Healthier Together, the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, as well as a Director of the West of England Academic Health Science Network and a member of the Health Education England South of England Education and Training Board.

Before moving to Bristol, he spent nine years at Barts and the London NHS Trust (now Barts Health) in a range of senior planning and operational roles. He has an English degree from Lincoln College, Oxford, and an MBA with distinction from the University of Bath.