The trustees give their medical, financial, legal and business expertise on a voluntary basis, meeting regularly throughout the year, supported by several sub-committees.
Professor Fiona Ross CBE
Fiona joined the Board in 2011. She took a degree in Nursing at Edinburgh University before becoming a district nurse. Later she moved into academic roles, teaching community nursing, carrying out research at King’s College London and most latterly working as Dean at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London. She now has part time roles at the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and Kingston university. In 2015, Fiona was appointed CBE for her services to nursing and higher education
Andrew joined the Board in 2007, having served as a committee member throughout the previous year. He was appointed Vice Chairman in 2016. After studying Philosophy, Politics & Economics at Oxford University, Andrew joined the rail industry where he has worked in a number of commercial roles, across public and private sectors.
Peter retired as a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers in the summer of 2005, having worked there for some 31 years. He wanted to give something back to the community and make use of his Chartered Accountancy skills and so he joined the Board of Trustees as Treasurer in March 2007, having served as a committee member throughout the previous year.
Gail has over 25 years’ experience in fundraising, starting at Help the Aged in direct marketing. Since then she has worked in a number of different roles and has been a Director of WPN Chameleon, a direct and digital agency in London for 12 years. She joined the Board in 2015. She is married with a grown up daughter and lives in Hampshire.
Despina joined the Board in 2016, having served as a committee member on the Finance and Retail committees for a number of years. Despina is a Chartered Management Accountant and has more than 20 years’ experience working for a number of FTSE100 companies. She currently works in the Real Estate sector, and has experience across a number of other sectors including consumer goods and the airline industry.
Ann Duncan has had a long career in the NHS, moving from front line clinician to Director of Nursing and Quality. She has worked in Social Care as well as for the Care Quality Commission. She is now an independent Consultant. A strong advocate of improving standards and quality through innovation and learning, her experience includes risk, governance, safeguarding and development of quality metrics. She joined the Board in 2013.
Jane Formby MBE
Jane is our longest serving Trustee, having joined the Board of Princess Alice Hospice in 1983. Jane was a PA and Medical Secretary in Harley Street and Wimpole Street. After she married she became involved in a wide range of voluntary work. Jane was Vice-Chairman of the Appeal Committee, which was set up in the 1980s to raise funds for the Hospice.
Professor Sean Hilton
Sean is Emeritus Professor at St George’s, University of London. He was a GP partner for 30 years in Kingston upon Thames, and appointed Professor at St George’s in 1993. He joined the Board in 2012 Throughout his clinical and academic career he was committed to palliative care and is continuing this interest with the Hospice.
Nigel is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and an Elmbridge Borough Councillor. Nigel expects to apply his experiences in business and as Treasurer in the “not for profit sector” for the benefit of Princess Alice Hospice. He joined the Board in 2016 and is a member of the Finance Committee. His interests include travel, long distance walking and recreational skiing.
Jane joined the Board in 2009 and has been the Chairman of the Clinical Strategy Committee since 2011. Jane is the Integration Director at Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to joining the NHS, Jane worked in the charity sector.
Jeannine joined the Board in 2012. She runs her own independent communications consultancy, which has a strong bias towards the healthcare sector. After studying French and Spanish at Trinity College, Dublin, Jeannine gained a postgraduate diploma in Business Studies with Languages at Edinburgh University.
Christopher Roshier joined the Board in 2011. As a Chartered Accountant he spent 20 years in the City as a merchant/investment banker. Christopher feels that as a Trustee he can use his skills and expertise to the benefit of the Hospice.
Andrew joined the Board in 2016. An entrepreneur who has successfully grown and sold 2 businesses, including one in the healthcare sector, Andrew is experienced in strategy, change management and turnaround management. Andrew is currently a Business Mentor for small and family businesses.
Sean joined the Board in 2012 and is a member of the Governance and the Finance Committees. He read law at Manchester University. He is a consultant to City law firm CMS Cameron McKenna, where he was until recently a partner. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Argus Media.
Dr Peter West
Peter is a health economist with over 40 years’ experience working for consulting groups, universities and government agencies across the UK, Ireland, Australia, USA and in developing countries on a wide range of cost-effectiveness studies in health economics. He has had two terms as a non-executive director of NHS Trusts. He joined the Board in 2014 and also works as a freelance consultant to pharmaceutical firms and NHS bodies.
How to become a trustee or committee volunteer
The Hospice is fortunate to have the support of a diverse and committed group of Trustees and Committee Members.
They help us in a variety of ways and all act as Ambassadors in promoting our work throughout the community and beyond. They all give their time and professional expertise to us for free.
We regularly review our needs and if you have skills and experience in the fields of law, marketing, business development, public relations, retail and fundraising, then why not put them to good use for a vital local charity?
If you are interested in volunteering at the Hospice please contact Nicki Shaw, Chief Executive, for an informal chat on 01372 461820 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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