Trustees and management

Meet Hospiscare's board members and our senior management team

The charity's volunteer board of trustees

Geoff Pringle

Geoff Pringle

Chair of trustees

Dr Helen Enright

Dr Helen Enright

Vice chair of trustees

Greg Allen

Greg Allen

Trustee

Matthew Bryant

Matthew Bryant

Trustee

Geoffrey Bush CB DL

Geoffrey Bush CB DL

Trustee

Jose Cortizo

Jose Cortizo

Trustee

Cathy Durston

Cathy Durston

Trustee

John Hawkins

John Hawkins

Trustee

Dr Sarah Jackson

Dr Sarah Jackson

Trustee

Charlotte McGregor

Charlotte McGregor

Trustee

Peter Sergeant FCA

Peter Sergeant FCA

Trustee

Barbara Sweeney

Barbara Sweeney

Trustee

Ben Turner

Ben Turner

Trustee

Jenny Winslade

Jenny Winslade

Trustee

Geoff Pringle

Geoff Pringle

Geoff became a Trustee in 2012, and Chair of Trustees in 2016. He retired in September 2015 as Chief Operating Officer from the University of Exeter, having joined as Director of Campus Services in 2009.

He previously worked at the University of Birmingham, with BT and in the hotel industry. He is now working part time as a consultant to a number of universities and companies.

Geoff lives with his partner in Topsham; he enjoys gardening, walking, good food, wine and European holidays.

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 joined the Hospiscare board of trustees as vice chair in 2019, 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’s experience includes the commercial (plc), public and third sectors as a chief executive, director and non-executive director. He has spent 15 years on boards in health and care.

Greg has worked across the UK in most areas of the NHS and was a director of NHS Devon for five years, during which time he was Devon Prisons’ Healthcare Commissioner and a governor of Devon NHS Partnership Trust. He was also a senior civil servant at the Department of Health & Social Care, Chief Executive of the National Centre for Workforce Intelligence and a national director of Nuffield Health.

Alongside governance and financial experience, his professional background is in organisational transformation and human resource management. He is currently Chief Executive of Future Care Capital, a 70 year old national health and care charity. In July 2020, Greg was appointed Professor of Practice at the University of Exeter Business School. Greg is also a trustee of the national charity Arthritis Action.

In his early career, Greg’s roles included Army Officer and Private Banker at Coutts & Co. He is a qualified teacher, Fellow of the RSA (FRSA) and Fellow of the CIPD (FCIPD).

Greg has lived in East Devon since 2005. Outside of work, his passions are family, cycling, and the great outdoors.

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.
Since retirement as Deputy Chairman and Director General of the Inland Revenue responsible for the department’s UK operations, Geoff has held non-executive roles with the Treasury, the Cabinet Office, the Bank of England and several other government departments.

In Devon, he has held leadership and trustee roles in a number of charities, including St John Ambulance, the Exeter University Foundation, the Council for Exeter Cathedral, where he is a Lay Canon, and the Devon County Agricultural Association, the umbrella charity for the County Show, where he is an Honorary Life Vice President and a former Chief Steward.

Geoffrey Bush CB DL

Geoffrey Bush CB DL

Since retirement as Deputy Chairman and Director General of the Inland Revenue responsible for the department’s UK operations, Geoff has held non-executive roles with the Treasury, the Cabinet Office, the Bank of England and several other government departments.

In Devon, he has held leadership and trustee roles in a number of charities, including St John Ambulance, the Exeter University Foundation, the Council for Exeter Cathedral, where he is a Lay Canon, and the Devon County Agricultural Association, the umbrella charity for the County Show, where he is an Honorary Life Vice President and a former Chief Steward.

Geoff lives in Exmouth with his wife Sylvia. They have two children and three grandchildren. His passions, apart from his family, include golf and supporting the Exeter Chiefs.

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.

She is Clerk to the Corporation at Exeter College, with responsibility for the overall governance of the organisation, ensuring standards of excellence and good practice.

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.

Charlotte McGregor

Charlotte McGregor

Charlotte is a Partner with Wollen Michelmore LLP which has 6 offices across Devon. Her specialism is that of Private Client law with an emphasis on Estate Administration. As well as offering advice to individuals, she also acts as a professional Trustee, Deputy and Attorney when required by the client.

Having studied in Reading and Bristol, Charlotte chose to return to Devon at the first opportunity after qualification and made Exeter her home some 14 years ago. She lives in Ide with her husband and two small children and has no spare time for hobbies other than those which her children choose to indulge in!

Charlotte is a keen supporter of Hospiscare and is delighted to be afforded the opportunity to be part of its continued success as a Charity which offers such vital support to patients and families alike.

Peter Sergeant FCA

Peter Sergeant 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.

Ben Turner

Ben Turner

Ben recently graduated from the University of Exeter with a First Class degree in BA (Hons) Politics with Geography and currently works in the public sector in Exeter. He works closely with local communities and a wide variety of people.

Outside of his work life, Ben is a keen traveller and enjoys exploring new places both far and near with his fiancée Rachel, who is a ward nurse at Hospiscare. He is a fan of football, nature, history and occasionally, politics, and his other interests include technology and social media.

Throughout his experiences, Ben has gained vital skills which he believes will help ensure Hospiscare’s continued success. As the youngest ever Trustee, Ben’s unique perspective and existing connections with young people across the area will prove invaluable in helping Hospiscare’s future development.

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

Brian Bargent

Brian Bargent

Finance and Commercial Director

Ken Groves

Ken Groves

Trading board member

Annette Hill

Annette Hill

Director of Workplace Development

Andrew Randall

Andrew Randall

CEO

Peter Sergeant

Peter Sergeant

Trading board member

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Trading board member

Sarah Snow

Sarah Snow

Trading board member

Brian Bargent

Brian Bargent

Prior to joining Hospiscare in June 2020, Brian was Finance Director at Cavanna Homes, a local family-run business, for ten years, where he was responsible for financial management, monitoring, business development and IT and Facilities.
Brian has had an extensive career, working for a number of years in the financial services sector and at Devon & Cornwall Police, before he joined Cavanna Homes.
Brian is also a street pastor, working with the homeless population in Exeter.

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 Workforce Development combines HR, Learning and Development 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 master’s 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.

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. 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 Sunderland and another a doctor in Plymouth. Andrew is an associate member of the Kennel Club, having been involved with breeding Golden Retrievers for a number of years, some of which have gone on to become therapy dogs.

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.

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Andrew retired in June 2015 as Relationship Director at Lloyds TSB Corporate in Exeter where he was responsible for managing the bank's portfolio of large corporate customers in the central south west, with turnovers ranging from £15m to £300m.

He is married with three grown up children and enjoys sailing.

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

Brian Bargent

Brian Bargent

Director of Financial and Commercial

Katie Chantler

Katie Chantler

Director of Marketing and Fundraising

Wayne Gale

Wayne Gale

Head of Estate and Facilities

Annette Hill

Annette Hill

Director of Workplace Development

Tina Naldrett

Tina Naldrett

Director of Clinical Services

Kelly Prince

Kelly Prince

Head of Governance and Data Protection

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. 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 Sunderland and another a doctor in Plymouth. Andrew is an associate member of the Kennel Club, having been involved with breeding Golden Retrievers for a number of years, some of which have gone on to become therapy dogs.

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

Brian Bargent

Brian Bargent

Prior to joining Hospiscare in June 2020, Brian was Finance Director at Cavanna Homes, a local family-run business, for ten years, where he was responsible for financial management, monitoring, business development and IT and Facilities.
Brian has had an extensive career, working for a number of years in the financial services sector and at Devon & Cornwall Police, before he joined Cavanna Homes.
Brian is also a street pastor, working with the homeless population in Exeter.

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 Workforce Development combines HR, Learning and Development 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 master’s 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.

Tina Naldrett

Tina Naldrett

Tina has been associated with Hospiscare since 2013 when she became a trustee, before moving into her current role with us. Tina is a registered general and mental health nurse, with a background in working with older people and those at the end of their lives in a variety of settings.
She worked as Assistant Director of Nursing NHS community and community hospitals in North, East and Mid Devon for 10 years.
Prior to this Tina worked as a Stroke Coordinator, Hospital Matron and a senior lecturer practitioner for Plymouth University; she has also worked nationally as a Senior Fellow with the Royal College of Nursing’s gerontological nursing programme. Tina has an MSc in health policy and gerontology, and has undertaken research on the sharing of roles between RMNs and RGNs.
As a neuro linguistic practitioner Tina has special interests in the language used in difficult conversations. She is also interested in practice development, improvement through appreciation and how we can all maximise our own and others potential.
Tina lives in Devon with her husband and daughter and enjoys the pleasure of living in such a lovely county.
She says: “I believe in the ability of people to achieve excellence, with insightful and motivated leadership; if we always remember we are here for the patients’ and their families we tend to get it right for people.
“I am delighted to be working for the charity Hospiscare, as their values are a perfect match for my own. There is a real feeling of team and people work hard to deliver the quality care of which so many people are proud.”

Kelly Prince

Kelly Prince

Kelly is our Head of Governance and the Data Protection Officer for the charity, leading in all areas of Data Protection compliance.
Kelly is a qualified GDPR Data Protection practitioner and holds an LLB law degree from the University of Plymouth after studying for a HND in Legal Studies at the University of Glamorgan.
Prior to joining Hospiscare, she was Head of Information Governance for the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and held information governance posts in local government and in the prison service.
Kelly is an avid Exeter Chiefs supporter and enjoys hobbies such as martial arts, weights and spinning classes.
She lives in Torbay and shares her home with her cat, Yoda.
Kelly says, “It’s a true honour to join the team at Hospiscare. I have had personal experience of how much a hospice can assist people in their final days and will strive to do all I can to help them to continue their fabulous work.”