Our Trustees

John Bryce

John Bryce joined the Board in 2000 following a career in the Inland Revenue advising Treasury Ministers on policy issues affecting direct taxation. He was awarded the CBE in 1999. He has served on a number of Hospice committees concerned with clinical governance and finance, and was elected chair of the trustees in 2011. He also chairs the Board’s Development and Remuneration Committee.

Sanjay Bhaduri

Sanjay Bhaduri joined the Board in 2011. He has over 30 years experience as a Chartered Accountant within the Financial Services and other industries in the UK and other international centres. He has acquired multiple skills in business development, finance, funding, programme management, operations, strategy formulation, marketing, and market research. He is a member of the Board’s Finance Committee and of the Retail Expert Group.

Julia Brown

Julia Brown joined the Board in 2015. She has 33 years clinical and senior leadership experience in the NHS and is currently working as a Leadership & Development Consultant. She has a strong belief in supporting those with a life-limiting illness and is passionate about improving quality and meaning to the patient journey. She is a member of the Board’s Quality, Safety and Risk Committee and of the Fundraising Expert Group.

Lis Burgess Jones

Lis Burgess Jones joined the Board in 2009 following a 35-year Nursing career in the NHS, primarily in Central London Mental Health Services. Lis retired as a full time Director at Camden & Islington Mental Health Foundation Trust in 2009, and is currently part time Director of Nursing at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She currently chairs the Board’s Quality, Safety & Risk Committee and is a member of the Board’s Development and Remuneration Committee.

Lesley Ann Nash

Lesley Ann Nash joined the Board in 2013. She has over 20 years experience in the front office of top financial institutions, most recently as a Managing Director with Morgan Stanley. She is an active Angel investor with a particular focus on female entrepreneurs. In September 2013, Lesley Ann joined the Cabinet Office and is now a director leading on cross Government Public Body Reform. She is a member of the Board’s Finance Committee and of the Fundraising Expert Group.

Geoffrey Hill

Geoffrey Hill has been a trustee for over 20 years. He is a Chartered Accountant having spent the whole of his career specialising in General Practice advising small and medium sized enterprises and individuals. The expertise that he has gained is brought to the Board of the Hospice ensuring that the Hospice has a sound financial base from which to serve the community. He recently retired as a partner in a West End firm of Chartered Accountants, but continues in an advisory role. He is the honorary Treasurer and honorary Secretary of the Hospice and also chairs the Board’s Finance Committee.

Carol Holmes

Carol Holmes joined the Board in 2014.She was for many years a partner in a City law firm, specialising in real estate with a particular interest in charities and the retail sector. She gained experience in the running of charity shops whilst on the board of Trinity Hospice Shops Limited and is a member of the Retail Expert Group.

Simon Morris

Simon Morris joined the Board in 2011. He qualified as a social worker and is now CEO of Jewish Care, one of the largest Health and Social Care charities in the UK – he brings his experience of social work, fundraising and running a charity to the hospice. He is a member of the Board’s Development and Remuneration Committee and of the Fundraising Expert Group.

Judith Tobin

Judith Tobin joined the Board in 2013. She has spent over 34 years as an NHS GP in Barnet and 6 years as a Macmillan GP. She has recently retired from the End of Life Care lead role for the Barnet Clinical Commissioning Group, a position she held for 5 years. She is a member of the Board’s Quality,Safety & Risk Committee and assists the education team at the Hospice.

Gareth Wilson

Gareth Wilson joined the Board in 2009. He spent approximately 25 years working in private practice as both a Barrister and a Solicitor. For 8 years he ran his own soliciting firm in Hampstead in North London and is currently retired. In addition to his general legal expertise, he lends the Board long experience of property and commercial disputes. He is a member of the Board’s Development and Remuneration Committee.

John Reid

John Reid joined the board in mid 2017. With an honours degree in Civil Engineering John has spent the last 20 years of his career in property and project management. He is the current Director of Project Management for Grosvenor's Estate Development Programme specialising in heritage assets and complex projects. Outside work he is the director of a local resident’s management company, a post he has held for over 10 years. He is a member of the association of Project Management and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building.

Michael Stearns

Mike Stearns joined the board in 2017. He has been an ENT (ear, nose and throat) consultant surgeon for the last 25 years only retiring completely from clinical practice in early 2017. His diverse experiences in medicine, with particular interest in ear, nose and throat has allowed him to travel the world delivering lectures and examining in his field of medicine. He is an active member of the Radlett Green Belt and Village society.

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