Professional Services Trustees

The Board of Trustees includes two Professional Services Trustees.

  • Kirsty Bright Professional Services Trustee
    Current post-holder: Mrs Kirsty Bright

    First appointed: 7 June 2021

    Current term of office ends: 31 July 2023


    Kirsty Bright joined the University of Bristol in December 2010, and her current role is Medical Undergraduate Tariff Manager, working in collaboration with Health Education England to manage a £28M annual budget for clinical placements for undergraduate medical students. Kirsty has a BA in American Studies & Art from the University of Reading, an HND in Horticulture and management qualifications. Before coming to the University, she worked in the Civil Service (Ministry of Defence; Royal Navy), retail management (Sainsburys), in the charity sector and in finance for various IT companies.
  • Jane Khawaja Professional Services Trustee
    Current post-holder: Dr Jane Khawaja

    First appointed: 5 October 2018

    Current term of office ends: 31 July 2024


    Dr Jane Khawaja has a degree in Physics and PhD in Plasma Physics. She has worked for Applied Materials, a global leader in the semiconductor industry, and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. She joined the University as part of the Research Development Team and is currently Head of Research Development (UK). Jane is a member of Bristol City Funds Investment Advisory Committee. She also has a keen interest in equality, diversity and inclusion, being a member of several groups including co-chairing the University’s Anti-Racism Steering Group, a member of the University’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic network and is part of the University’s Inclusion Forum. She is also a commissioner for Bristol City Council’s Commission on Race Equality.

    Jane is also a member of the Pensions Task and Finish Group.
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