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John Savage

John Savage - ChairmanPortfolio

John Savage was appointed Chairman of University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust on 1 June 2008. From 1989, he was full-time Chief Executive of the Bristol Initiative and, from February 1993, Chief Executive of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative, after the merger of these two bodies.

He was awarded the CBE for service to Business and Regeneration in the 2006 New Year Honours List. He is Canon Treasurer of Bristol Cathedral, Chairman of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative, Chairman of Learning Partnership West and Chairman of Destination Bristol. He is the Patron of the Bristol Refugee Rights.

He served for 10 years as a board member of the Regional Development Agency and was Chairman of the South West Learning and Skills Council from inception until its closure. He has gained a broad range of business experience over a period of more than 40 years.

John is Chairman of the Trust Board of Directors, Chairman of the Council of Governors and Chairman of the Nomination and Appointments Committee of the Board.