Our Trustees

Lis Burgess Jones

Lis Burgess Jones became Chair of Trustees in May 2018. She 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 of Nursing at Camden & slington Mental Health Foundation Trust in 2009 and took up a role as Director of Nursing at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust in 2010. She remained there for six years before leaving the NHS in December 2016. She has chaired the NLH Board’s Quality, Safety & Risk Committee for the last seven years and currently Chairs the Board 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 NLH Board in 2015. She has 33 years clinical and senior leadership experience in the NHS. Julia is currently working as a Director of Operations for a local Learning Difficulties charity. She continues to enjoy working as an executive and health coach across a range of health & social care organisations focused on improving services and enabling colleagues to perform at their very best. 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. Julia is delighted to Chair the Board’s Quality, Safety and Risk Committee and remains a member of the Fundraising Expert Group.

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. A Chartered Accountant, he has spent the whole career specialising in General Practice advising small and medium sized enterprises and individuals. His expertise on the Board ensures the Hospice has a sound financial base from which to serve the community. He retired as a partner in a central London firm of Chartered Accountants, but continues in an advisory role. Geoffrey is the honoraryTreasurer 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 and the NLH Board Development committee.

Simon Morris

Simon Morris joined the Board in 2011. He qualified as a social worker before joining Jewish Care, one of the largest Health and Social Care charities in the UK. He stepped down as CEO of Jewish Care in June 2018. Simon has a wealth of experience in social work, fundraising and running a charity. He is a member of the Board’s Development and Remuneration Committee and of the Fundraising Expert Group and in June 2018 took on the role of Deputy Chair of Trustees for NLH.

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.

Lynn Davidson

Lynn Davidson joined the board in 2018. She is the vicar of St John the Apostle Church, Whetstone and Sub-Dean of the Central Barnet Deanery in the London Diocese.

She holds a safeguarding advisory role, and delivers
training on domestic abuse awareness on behalf of the Diocese. Prior to being ordained to the Priesthood, Lynn was a Social Worker, working in a variety of roles, including managing safeguarding teams and managing disabled children's services within a Primary Care Trust.

Lynn is a member of the Board's Quality, Safety and Risk Committee and is part of the Chaplaincy team at NLH.

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