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Trustees and management

Meet Hospiscare's board members and our senior management team

The charity's volunteer board of trustees

Brian Aird

Brian Aird

Chair of Trustees

Dr Helen Enright

Dr Helen Enright

Vice Chair of Trustees

Greg Allen

Greg Allen

Trustee

Matthew Bryant

Matthew Bryant

Trustee

Jose Cortizo

Jose Cortizo

Trustee

Cathy Durston

Cathy Durston

Trustee

John Hawkins

John Hawkins

Trustee

Dr Sarah Jackson

Dr Sarah Jackson

Trustee

Peter Serjeant FCA

Peter Serjeant FCA

Trustee

Barbara Sweeney

Barbara Sweeney

Trustee

Mike Williams

Mike Williams

Trustee

Jenny Winslade

Jenny Winslade

Trustee

Brian Aird

Brian Aird

Brian joined Hospiscare in March 2022. His career in NHS management encompassed periods as a Director and a CEO. He has worked in management consultancy for KPMG, as a director of independent consultancy companies and as an executive coach. Other Board roles have included Vice Chair of the RD&E NHS FT.

His voluntary roles have embraced periods as a Trustee and Vice Chair of a large learning disability charity, Chair of a local community interest company in hospitality and a Parish Councillor.

He is Chair of the Board of Westward Housing Group, a provider of social housing and supported living across the SW peninsula.

He is a former President and a Fellow of the Institute of Health and Social Care Management and a Fellow of the RSA.

Brian is married with grown up children.

Dr Helen Enright

Dr Helen Enright

Helen served the Exmouth community for 30 years as a GP, from 1984 until her retirement in 2014. She became the vice chair of the Hospiscare Board of Trustees in 2019, having having been Chairman of the Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare Board of Trustees prior to the merger of the two charities.
Helen has lived in East Devon for nearly 40 years and is married with grown up daughters and grandchildren.

Greg Allen

Greg Allen

Greg is an experienced CEO, chair and non-executive director. With a 30-year career, his board roles span the commercial (plc), public, third sectors and consultancy. He has overseen many research and policy initiatives linking business, start-ups, national policymakers and academia in the UK and overseas.

He is currently CEO of Future Care Capital, a 70-year old national health and care charity with HM The Queen as Royal Patron. He is also a trustee of Arthritis Action and is Professor of Practice at the Exeter Centre for Leadership at the University of Exeter.

His expertise is in organisational transformation and development, board governance and assurance, the future of work, and HR.

Previous roles include CEO of the national Centre for Workforce Intelligence – a key research body for the government (part of a FTSE 250 plc), senior civil servant at the Department of Health, a national director of Nuffield Health and private banker at Coutts & Co. In his early career, he qualified as a teacher and, after being commissioned at Sandhurst, served in the UK and abroad as an Officer in the British Army Adjutant General’s Corps (Education & Training Services). He is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a Fellow of the RSA.

Matthew Bryant

Matthew Bryant

Matthew is Chief Operating Officer at Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Musgrove Park Hospital, the largest acute hospital in Somerset.

Since 1998 he has worked in the NHS in the South West. He spent over a decade managing medical and surgical services at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, and was part of the management team when it became one of the country’s first Foundation Trusts.

He was involved in the planning of cancer care across Devon and Cornwall, and helped to establish the Peninsula Medical School in Exeter, of which he became an Honorary Fellow, teaching undergraduate medical students about healthcare management.

Prior to joining the NHS he studied at Oxford University, where he was captain of the university cross-country running club and wrote for the Dictionary of National Biography. He lives just outside of Crewkerne with his wife and three young children.

Jose Cortizo

Jose Cortizo

Jose is co-founder and director of a local business group. He was formerly a business consultant and programme manager for organisations such as Defra, BP Amoco, Pfizer and Hyder, specialising in the delivery of complex change projects.

Jose lives locally and became a Hospiscare trustee in 2017, his late wife having been cared for by Hospiscare.

Cathy Durston

Cathy Durston

Cathy is an experienced senior leader, having worked throughout her career in science based organisations both in the public and private sector. Having completed her Chemistry degree from Southampton University she worked for 17 years on the Harwell Campus – culminating in managing the environmental consultancy division of AEA Technology.

In 2007 she moved to the Met Office at Exeter, where as an Executive Head in the Business Development Directorate, she was responsible for the Met Office’s activities in the commercial sector. In March 2016 she moved to Exeter University where she is the Registrar for the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

Cathy lives just outside of Exeter. She has two children (one at Bath University reading mathematics). She has previously been a school Governor. Outside of work and her Trustee responsibilities she enjoys hiking and keeping fit.

John Hawkins

John Hawkins

John was educated at Exeter School and qualified as a solicitor in 1970. After a few years with a Bristol firm he became a partner in Messrs Linford Browns, now Everys, based mainly in the firm's Exmouth office dealing in commercial property and business law. He was a trustee of Hospiscare Exmouth and Lympstone for nine years before the amalgamation with Hospiscare last autumn. Married with two adult children, John's interests include cross-country running, skiing and hiking on Dartmoor.

Dr Sarah Jackson

Dr Sarah Jackson

Dr Sarah Jackson is a Consultant in Healthcare for Older people & Movement disorders at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. She has been in post since 2012 after completing her training in the Peninsula deanery. Sarah set up Schwartz rounds at RDE and is also the Clinical Lead and Facilitator for these. Prior to working for the NHS she trained at Bristol University Medical School. She currently lives in Exeter with her husband and two children. Her interests include hiking, travelling and triathlon.

Peter Serjeant FCA

Peter Serjeant FCA

Peter has been a trustee at Hospiscare since 2016. He brings a wealth of accountancy and commercial knowledge, having worked for a ‘Big 8’ international accountancy firm and as a partner at Francis Clark, where he co-founded the Exeter Commercial Department.

Peter is also a trustee of the Francis Clark Charitable Foundation and is a member of Hospsicare Shops Ltd’s Trading Board.

Barbara Sweeney

Barbara Sweeney

Barbara currently works in the Further Education sector, and has a strong background in strategic and operational management in Healthcare.

Barbara has extensive experience working in Senior Management roles at Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital and in Research and Knowledge Transfer at the University of Exeter. She served as a Governor at Exeter College from 2001-2009 and was an Ambassador for Exeter City Council for six years, between 1998- 2004.

Mike Williams

Mike Williams

Mike joined Hospiscare in January 2022. His career started as an officer in the Royal Marines, then a general manager and later a Director and CEO and non executive in the NHS. He has been an academic with an interest in patient safety and leadership. He is a self-supporting priest in the Diocese of Exeter and has just finished a five year stint as Canon Treasurer of Exeter Cathedral.

Jenny Winslade

Jenny Winslade

Jenny was appointed as the Executive Director of Nursing and Governance for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust in June 2014, her remit covering the Trust’s NHS 111 services, Out of Hours Services, Tiverton MIU, Patient Safety, Patient Experience, Risk, Safeguarding, Quality and Governance.

Jenny most recently held the role of Chief Nursing Officer for NEW Devon CCG, the largest CCG in the country leading patient safety and quality with a special interest in commissioning services for vulnerable groups and the role of non-medical professionals within commissioning.

Jenny was previously appointed as NHS Devon, Plymouth and Torbay Director of Nursing in June 2010, having previously been the Executive Board Nurse for NHS Devon, covering quality and patient safety. Before 2007 Jenny worked for East Devon Primary Care Trust as the Deputy Director of Nursing combined with a lead role for children’s’ services.

Jenny qualified as a nurse in 1991, initially working in acute and intensive care services within the UK before leaving to spend two years living and working in the USA. She then returned to the UK and trained as a District Nurse and Health Visitor and specialised in public health and children’s services in the community.

Jenny’s specialist areas of interest include primary and community urgent care, safeguarding and patient experience. Jenny has worked at a national level for the Department of Health, focusing on Nursing and Public Health.’

Our Trading Board

Ken Groves

Ken Groves

Trading board member

Annette Hill

Annette Hill

Director for People

Jack Nex

Jack Nex

Trading board member

Dominic Rogers

Dominic Rogers

Interim Director of Finance

Andrew Randall

Andrew Randall

CEO

Peter Sergeant

Peter Sergeant

Trading board member

Sarah Snow

Sarah Snow

Interim Trading Board Chair

Ken Groves

Ken Groves

Ken Groves FCIB comes originally from Blackpool and worked for NatWest Bank from leaving school until taking early retirement after 33 years. Following a short spell of self-employment, he joined Nationwide BS Commercial Division as South West Regional Credit Manager.

Following retirement in 2006 he moved to Lympstone from Bristol.

Ken is married to Christine and they have two grown up daughters, the youngest of whom also lives in Lympstone. He enjoys golf, the theatre, supporting Liverpool FC and, particularly, spending time with his two grandsons aged 10 and 8.

Annette Hill

Annette Hill

Annette joined Hospiscare in June 2016. Her role of Director of People combines HR and Volunteering Management into one team responsible for the support and development of everyone who works with us, whether paid or on a voluntary basis.
Annette spent most of her career in the NHS, working in general management and then in Leadership Development and HR, and more recently worked in the Probation Service, leading HR and Learning and Development. She has a masters degree in Human Resource Development from Sheffield Hallam University and her first degree is in French and Art. Having a particular interest in people development, Annette also has qualifications in personality psychometrics, coaching and leadership.
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Annette also carries out various voluntary work; as a CIPD Steps Ahead Mentor, as a facilitator of on line professional development discussions and she formerly held the position of Chair of Trustees of Bristol-based charity ARA. Annette is married to an engineer, has two grown up children, a dog and a cat and lives by the coast in Somerset.

Jack Nex

Jack Nex

Jack has lived in Exeter all his life and is a true fan of the Westcountry. His career in the retail sector has encompassed roles as Home Services & Home Design Manager for John Lewis, covering the Devon & Cornwall area, and in operational management roles for Sainsburys across its various shops in the South West.

Dominic Rogers

Dominic Rogers

Dominic is an ICAEW member with over 10 years of experience as Finance Director within small and medium enterprises. Dominic's experience includes managing finance teams, company restructuring, bank/investor relationships, and developing e-commerce business within the manufacturing and retail sectors, followed by interim Finance Director roles in engineering and heritage manufacturing.

Andrew Randall

Andrew Randall

As Chief Executive Officer of Hospiscare, Andrew is responsible for running the charity in partnership with the senior management team and with support from the Hospiscare Board of Trustees.

Andrew is a Chartered Certified Accountant and has held numerous posts in the banking, insurance, financial services and manufacturing sectors prior to joining Hospiscare in 2011 as Finance Director. In 2019, Andrew was appointed as Chief Executive. Andrew is Company Secretary to the charity and also director and Company Secretary to Hospiscare (Shops) Ltd, the trading subsidiary.

Andrew lives in East Devon with his wife and has two daughters, one a teacher in Tiverton and another a doctor in Australia.

Andrew and his wife are also foster carers, looking after children aged 8 -18.

Peter Sergeant

Peter Sergeant

Peter Sergeant FCA has been a trustee at Hospiscare since 2016. He brings a wealth of accountancy and commercial knowledge, having worked for a ‘Big 8’ international accountancy firm and as a partner at Francis Clark, where he co-founded the Exeter Commercial Department.

Peter is also a trustee of the Francis Clark Charitable Foundation and is a member of Hospsicare Shops Ltd’s Trading Board.

Sarah Snow

Sarah Snow

Sarah is an experienced Commercial Director who has held leadership roles within the Higher Education and not for profit sectors. Having held three voluntary Non-Executive Director roles, Sarah has extensive experience of operating at Board level.

In Sarah’s current role she has responsibility for Residential and Commercial Development at the University of Exeter. This involves managing the portfolio of c. 5500 bedrooms, setting commercial strategy to achieve income generation targets, event sales and delivery, marketing, business improvement and overseeing the commercial lease portfolio which includes High Street brands.

Sarah lives in Exminster with her husband Colin and has two grown up children, Katie and Ben. As much as she loves her work and volunteering roles, she’s at her happiest when surrounded by her family or walking in the lovely Devon countryside with Colin and their Cavapoo Archie.

Sarah is a trustee on the board of Hospiscare Shops Ltd.

Meet our Senior Management Team

Andrew Randall

Andrew Randall

CEO

Katie Chantler

Katie Chantler

Director of Marketing and Fundraising

Wayne Gale

Wayne Gale

Director of Estate and Facilities

Annette Hill

Annette Hill

Director for People

Ann Rhys

Ann Rhys

Clinical Director

Dominic Rogers

Dominic Rogers

Interim Director of Finance

Andrew Randall

Andrew Randall

As Chief Executive Officer of Hospiscare, Andrew is responsible for running the charity in partnership with the senior management team and with support from the Hospiscare Board of Trustees.

Andrew is a Chartered Certified Accountant and has held numerous posts in the banking, insurance, financial services and manufacturing sectors prior to joining Hospiscare in 2011 as Finance Director. In 2019, Andrew was appointed as Chief Executive. Andrew is Company Secretary to the charity and also director and Company Secretary to Hospiscare (Shops) Ltd, the trading subsidiary.

Andrew lives in East Devon with his wife and has two daughters, one a teacher in Tiverton and another a doctor in Australia.

Andrew and his wife are also foster carers, looking after children aged 8 -18.

Katie Chantler

Katie Chantler

Katie joined Hospiscare in 2014, where she became Assistant Director of Income Generation, before becoming the charity’s Director of Fundraising and Marketing in 2020.
Prior to joining Hospiscare, Katie was Head of Fundraising at Sue Ryder. She has over 20 years of experience in fundraising, marketing and PR.
Katie lives in mid-Devon with her husband and young daughter.

Wayne Gale

Wayne Gale

Wayne has worked as Estates Manager at Hospiscare since 2010. Previously, he was the National Contracts Director for SGP, managing several contracts throughout the country.

His current role encompasses all Hospiscare sites and includes the management of all building and fabric works, the Catering and Housekeeping departments, as well as IT. Wayne is also the lead for Health and Safety within the organisation.

Wayne says, “The maintenance and progress of the Hospiscare environment is incredibly important for patient welfare and I am proud to be part of such an important and indispensable local charity”.

Annette Hill

Annette Hill

Annette joined Hospiscare in June 2016. Her role of Director of People combines HR and Volunteering Management into one team responsible for the support and development of everyone who works with us, whether paid or on a voluntary basis.
Annette spent most of her career in the NHS, working in general management and then in Leadership Development and HR, and more recently worked in the Probation Service, leading HR and Learning and Development. She has a masters degree in Human Resource Development from Sheffield Hallam University and her first degree is in French and Art. Having a particular interest in people development, Annette also has qualifications in personality psychometrics, coaching and leadership.
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Annette also carries out various voluntary work; as a CIPD Steps Ahead Mentor, as a facilitator of on line professional development discussions and she formerly held the position of Chair of Trustees of Bristol-based charity ARA. Annette is married to an engineer, has two grown up children, a dog and a cat and lives by the coast in Somerset.

Ann Rhys

Ann Rhys

Ann qualified as a registered nurse in 2000 and her career has primarily been in the fields of oncology and palliative care across acute, community and charity settings.

Ann joined Hospiscare in 2012 as the team leader of our community palliative care nursing team, later becoming our Assistant Director of Care and then Chief Nurse and Deputy Clinical Director.

As well as being passionate about ensuring patients and those important to them receive excellent end-of-life care that meets their needs, Ann has particular interest in education and career development for all, for service development and for developing links with communities who may otherwise feel excluded from our services.

In 2022, Ann was appointed as Hospiscare's Clinical Director. In this role Ann oversees the delivery of all Hospiscare care services and leads on developing new models and services to ensure our patients and their families receive the best possible end-of-life care.

Dominic Rogers

Dominic Rogers

Dominic is an ICAEW member with over 10 years of experience as Finance Director within small and medium enterprises. Dominic's experience includes managing finance teams, company restructuring, bank/investor relationships, and developing e-commerce business within the manufacturing and retail sectors, followed by interim Finance Director roles in engineering and heritage manufacturing.