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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

Jose Cortizo

Jose Cortizo

Trustee

Anthony Martin

Anthony Martin

Trustee

Craig Smith

Craig Smith

Trustee

Cathy Durston

Cathy Durston

Trustee

Dr Sarah Jackson

Dr Sarah Jackson

Trustee

Nicholas Frost FCA

Nicholas Frost FCA

Trustee

Mike Williams

Mike Williams

Trustee

Tim Harlow

Tim Harlow

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 was the former 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.

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.

Anthony Martin

Anthony Martin

Anthony is NHS England’s South West regional head of regulation and assurance.

Having joined the NHS in 2002, he has managed a range of acute hospital and community health and care services, across Devon and the wider region.

A Law graduate, Anthony has a particular interest in good governance within health and care organisations, ensuring the needs of patients, service users and their families are put first.

He lives in Taunton with his wife and three children and has a grown-up son who lives in Exeter.

Craig Smith

Craig Smith

Craig joined Hospiscare in May 2024. He is a dispute resolution solicitor specialising in Inheritance, Trust and Estate disputes working for a Devon based commercial law firm. Craig, originally from Newcastle, relocated to Devon in 2018 after a career in the South East where he was a partner in a boutique law firm. He lives in Mid Devon with his wife and two young children.

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.

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.

Nicholas Frost FCA

Nicholas Frost FCA

Nick grew up in Mid Devon and lives locally. He became a Hospiscare trustee in 2023, his late wife having been cared for by Hospiscare. He brings extensive accountancy and financial knowledge, having worked in practice for a ‘Big 4’ accountancy firm and within commerce as a Group Treasurer for multiple FTSE350 multinational groups.

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.

Tim Harlow

Tim Harlow

Tim qualified as a doctor in Birmingham in 1982 then worked as a GP in Cullompton from 1987-2002. He then moved into Palliative Care at Hospiscare for 14 years until he retired in 2016. Since then he has volunteered at Searle House. He is interested in ethics, mountains, cycling and painting amongst other things. Tim lives in Exeter.

Meet our Senior Management Team

Andrew Randall

Andrew Randall

CEO

Ann Rhys

Ann Rhys

Clinical Director

Martin Cordy

Martin Cordy

Director of Finance and Governance

Rhodri Morgan

Rhodri Morgan

Director of Retail

Wayne Gale

Wayne Gale

Director of Operations and Deputy CEO

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.

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.

Martin Cordy

Martin Cordy

Martin joined Hospiscare as our Director of Finance and Governance in July 2022. He is a Chartered Accountant with 15 years of experience working within the healthcare sector having qualified with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP within their public sector practice. As well as working within Finance , Martin has held senior roles within Commissioning, Corporate Governance, Patient Safety and Quality, and Service Redesign teams across the NHS in Devon and Somerset. Martin is passionate about designing services for those in greatest need, ensuring that patients and their families get the necessary care they need when they are at their most vulnerable.

Martin lives in Sidmouth where is he an active member of the Sidmouth Town Band (where he is also treasurer) and other music groups. Martin is also treasurer of Project Return, a charity providing financial support for disadvantaged children in Vietnam.

Rhodri Morgan

Rhodri Morgan

Rhodri joined Hospiscare as our Retail Director in August 2022. He has over 20 years of senior management experience and has an extensive knowledge of creating great customer experience environments, along with developing customer service excellence and driving teams to deliver exceptionally high standards.

Rhodri is a strong and energetic leader with experience in developing, managing and motivating teams.

Rhodri says, “The store performance and team progression is incredibly important for the individuals and the charity which and I am proud to be part of”.

Wayne Gale

Wayne Gale

Wayne has worked 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 and deputises for the CEO.

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”.