Become a trustee.

There are no vacancies on the Board at present but expressions of interest are most welcome with successful applicants being held on the Register of Potential Trustees until a suitable vacancy arises.

The Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees provides the Hospice with strategic leadership in line with our aims and values. The Board is responsible for ensuring good governance and the ongoing performance of the Hospice in providing care to its beneficiaries, stakeholders and wider community. All trustees give their time and expertise on a voluntary basis.

Recruitment to the Board of Trustees
The Hospice has a robust and transparent process for the recruitment of trustees that plays a crucial role in ensuring the Board can draw on a diverse range of skills, expertise, experience and backgrounds and that the Board is as representative of the community we serve as possible.

Recruitment to the Board is a two-stage process. Firstly, we invite members of the public who are prepared to act as a voluntary trustee to express their interest and undertake our selection process. Successful applicants are recorded on our Register of Potential Future Trustees. Secondly, the Board identifies a vacancy and invites an individual on the Register of Potential Future Trustees to fill the vacancy. It is usual for potential future trustees to serve as a co-opted member of one of the sub-committees of the Board before becoming a trustee.

Full information about the recruitment process for trustees is contained in our Recruitment & Appointment of Trustees policy. We recommend that anyone considering making an application reads it first.

If you would like to express your interest in becoming a trustee please contact Glen Dewsbury, Strategic Development Manager for an application pack: Glen.Dewsbury@stleonardshospice.nhs.uk

Get in touch

Meet our board of trustees.

David Dickson.

Position on the Board 
Hospice Chair and a member of the Finance & Investment, Governance, Income Generation and Membership committees.

Background Information
I joined the board in November 2015. I was a senior partner of Garbutt and Elliott until June 2015 and am now a consultant to family businesses in governance and succession issues. I am also a member of the Hospice UK Forum of Chairs, the Deputy Chair of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP, Chair of the Regional Infrastructure & Asset Board and a member of the advisory board of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. I am a trustee of a number of charitable bodies and non-executive director in the regional NHS Innovation Hub and a couple of family businesses.

Best thing about being a Trustee
Working with an extremely talented and dedicated team who are committed to providing outstanding care with a smile.

Dan Cottingham.

Position on the Board
Trustee and member of the Workforce Development & Education committee.

 

Sandra Falcus.

Position on the Board
Trustee, Vice-chair of the People & Culture committee and member of the Membership committee.

Background Information
I became a Trustee/Co-opted Member of the Board in September 2018 and was then elected as a full Board member in September 2019. I am currently Head of HR at Portakabin, a very successful family owned business of which I am really proud to work for. In my role I have a responsibility for everything people and culture. I have significant experience in business partnering at Group Board, Director/Senior management levels and I am also an Executive Coach and Mentor.

Best thing about being a Trustee
I am truly honoured to be a Trustee of St Leonard’s as I get to work with a team of extraordinary, committed and empathic professionals who care deeply about patients, their families and each other.

Kate Flemming.

Position on the board
Trustee, Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees, Chair of the Service Development committee and member of the Workforce Development & Education, and the Governance committees.

Background Information
I have two roles: one as Professor of Hospice Practice and Evidence Synthesis in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York and the other as Head of Research and Clinical Innovation at a national charity, Hospice UK. I have a nursing background specialising in palliative care, and worked for a number of years at a hospice in Oxford prior to moving to York. My programme of research focuses on patient and carer experience of palliative care across disease types and morbidities, including motor neurone disease.

Best thing about being a trustee
Meeting people across the entirety of the organisation all of whom contribute to making St Leonard’s the excellent Hospice it is.

Juliette Healey.

Position on the Board
Trustee and member of the Finance & Investment and the Income Generation committees.

Background Information 
I became a trustee in February 2017. I am currently the Bank of England’s Agent for Yorkshire & Humber. Often described as the ears, eyes and voice of the Bank in the region I assess the UK’s economic prospects by talking with businesses from across Yorkshire covering all sectors of activity. I’ve had a varied career spanning economic policy, financial markets, change and project management, communications strategy and governance for central banks; including stints at HM Treasury and the International Monetary Fund in the USA.

Best thing about being a Trustee
It’s an honour to support St Leonard’s Hospice given the vital and caring role they play in the community – the Hospice can change people’s lives. Hospices are likely to be increasingly important as our population ages over the next 50 years.

Mike Holmes.

Position on the Board
Trustee and member of the Service Development Committee.

Background Information
I joined the board in July 2019. I am a GP partner at Haxby Group in York and have been since 2002. Haxby Group cares for over 60,000 patients, half of which are in York and half in Hull. I also chair an organisation called Nimbus Care which is a community provider in York responsible for delivering one of the new Primary Care Networks, and providing extended hours GP services. I am the Vice Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners – The College is the professional body for General Practitioners. My responsibility there is to oversee services for our 53,000 members globally and I also lead on the international work of the College. We are currently involved in projects in almost 40 different countries. My interests include at scale collaborative working across the health and social care system, the development of multiprofessional teams and the pursuit of wellbeing for all those working in healthcare. I feel privileged to be an Honorary Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York.

Best thing about being a Trustee
Working with a fantastic team dedicated to the provision of high quality care.

Eamonn Keogh.

Position on the Board
Trustee and member of the Finance & Investment, Income Generation and Service Development committees.

Background Information 
Information coming soon…

Best thing about being a Trustee
Information coming soon…

David Miller.

Position on the Board
Trustee, and Chair of the Income Generation committee.

Background Information
I joined the St Leonard’s Hospice Board in February 2012 after over 40 years of business experience working within service-based industries, software design and development and manufacturing companies. I have held various senior board level positions, at Chairman and CEO level, in public and private companies throughout my career in the UK and in Holland.

Best thing about being a Trustee
The very best thing about being a Trustee of St Leonard’s is working and being a part of a team of extraordinary, committed and empathic professionals who care deeply about patients, their families and each other.

Jacqueline Myers.

Position on the Board
Trustee, Chair of the Governance committee and member of the Human Resources and Service Development committees.

Background Information
I commenced as a Trustee in June 2017. I am currently the Director of Strategy and Planning at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust. I started working in the NHS in 1993 and have held a variety of strategy, planning and operational management roles, including 5 years as the Divisional General Manager for Oncology and Surgery at Leeds Teaching Hospitals during which time I was the Trust Lead for Cancer and End of Life Care.

Best thing about being a Trustee
The opportunity to be part of an organisation and a team that is caring, compassionate and ambitious, constantly seeking to improve and expand what it can offer to patients and their families and loved ones.

Lavinia Norton.

Position on the Board
Trustee, Chair of the Workforce Development & Education committee and member of the Human Resources and Income Generation committees.

Background Information
I started as a Trustee in June 2017. I worked at Leeds Beckett University within the Faculty of Health for over twenty years, moving from teaching to management, where my final role was an Associate Dean. I have recently retired. My academic interests include health care ethics and I completed a Doctorate focusing on the allocation of health care resources. I am a trained nurse and was a Charge Nurse on a renal unit.

Best thing about being a Trustee
The best thing about being a Trustee at St Leonard’s Hospice is working with committed and expert teams of people, within a caring and positive environment.

Michael Sturge.

Position on the Board
Trustee and member of the Finance & Investment and the Governance committees.

Background Information
I became a St Leonard’s Trustee in September 2010. I trained with Price Waterhouse to become a Chartered Accountant in 1973 and moved to York in 1980 to be Director of Finance at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. I was the Deputy Director from 2002 and retired in 2010. I am currently Treasurer of the Yorkshire Arboretum and Chair of Cober Hill Ltd.  I used to be Treasurer of the University of York and York Civic Trust.

Best thing about being a Trustee
To be associated with an organisation providing outstanding care to residents in York and the surrounding area.

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