Who’s who

Meet our Board of Trustees and Leadership team.

Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees are a dedicated group of local people who are legally accountable for the activities of the Hospice. 

Irene Dibben
Irene Dibben
(Chairman)
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Steve Barnes
Steve Barnes
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Eve Bignell
Eve Bignell
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Peter Dewhurst
Peter Dewhurst
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Charles Everett
Charles Everett
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Michael Foster
Michael Foster
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Nigel Gaymer
Nigel Gaymer
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Dr Rosie Guy
Dr Rosie Guy
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Nigel Kirby-Green
Nigel Kirby-Green
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Our roles include:

  • Leadership, ensuring that the charity has a clear purpose and an overall framework and standards
  • Development of overall strategies to achieve the Hospice aims and ensuring that there is a system to delegate the implementation of strategies to the staff team
  • Monitoring the progress of the Hospice to ensure it provides the highest standards of care, balanced with the effective, efficient and economic use of Hospice resources and assets
  • Ensuring compliance with the law and accountability to the Hospice stakeholders, including the local community
  • Ensuring the Board itself performs effectively, contains people with the skills and experience it needs and makes plans to ensure the recruitment, induction and development of new Trustees
  • Ensure the Hospice is adequately resourced to meet current and future needs.
Directors of the Lottery and Retail Boards
  • Steve Barnes
  • Tony Boardman
  • Irene Dibben
  • Mike Starr
  • Cordelia Woollard

Company Secretary

  • Richard Ostle
Leadership team
Vinyo Aidam
Vinyo Aidam
( Director of Finance and Facilities)
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Declan Cawley
Declan Cawley
(Medical Director )
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Perdita Chamberlain
Perdita Chamberlain
(Director of Income Generation)
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Karen Clarke
Karen Clarke
(Chief Executive)
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Penny Jones
Penny Jones
(Director of Nursing and Quality)
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Rebecca Tiberini
Rebecca Tiberini
(Director of Wellbeing Services)
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Caroline White
Caroline White
(Director of Organisational Development)
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