Most recently Director of Communications at North Bristol NHS Trust, Stephen has spent almost twenty years supporting and advising senior figures in highly complex and pressurised environments. With a focus on stakeholder engagement and listening to the needs of service users and partners Stephen has also led a number of change programmes led by the voice and needs of the service user. Stephen is a paraplegic wheelchair user, former Trustee of the Back Up Trust and a published poet. His first poetry collection was published in 2019 and a second will follow in June 2021.
Stephen Lightbown is a senior leader with significant experience in director level communications roles in the NHS.