Meet the Trustees

 

David Dickson

Position on the Board 
Chair, and a member of the Finance and Investment Committee and Governance Committee.

Background Information
I joined the board in November 2015. I was a senior partner of Garbutt and Elliott until June 2015 and am now a consultant to family businesses in governance and succession issues. I am also the Treasurer of the University of York, Deputy Chair of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP, Chair of the Regional Infrastructure Board and a member of the advisory board of Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. I am a trustee of a number of charitable bodies and non-executive director in the regional NHS Innovation Hub and a couple of family businesses.

Best thing about being a Trustee
Working with an extremely talented and dedicated team who are committed to providing outstanding care with a smile.



















David Alexander

Position on the Board
Trustee and member of the Service Development sub-committee.

Background Information
I have been a Trustee since November 2009. I am a Consultant Surgeon and Lead Clinician for Cancer Services at York Hospital.

Best thing about being a Trustee
I like the great attention given to detail around patient care and experience, as well as the fact that each pound raised is carefully spent.


























Alistair Duncan

Position on the Board
Trustee and member of the Service Development, Governance, Membership and Fundraising, Retail and Communications committees.

Background Information
I have been a Trustee since September 2010. I am a retired solicitor, and was formerly the managing partner of Denison Till (now part of Lupton Fawcett).

Best thing about being a Trustee
Interaction with the wonderful professional staff, volunteers, patients and events organised by the Hospice. 



 


















Kate Flemming

Position on the board
Trustee and member of the Workforce Development and Planning Sub-Committee and Service Development Sub-Committee.

Background Information
I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York. I have a nursing background specialising in palliative care, having worked for a number of years at a Hospice in Oxford prior to moving to York. My programme of research focuses on patient and carer experience of palliative care across disease types and morbidities, including motor neurone disease and heart failure.

Best thing about being a trustee
Meeting people across the entirety of the organisation all of whom contribute to making St Leonard’s the excellent Hospice it is.




















Juliette Healey

Position on the Board
Trustee and member of the Finance and Investment and the Fundraising, Retail and Communications sub-committees. 

Background Information 
I became a trustee in February 2017. I am currently Bank of England's Agent for Yorkshire & Humber. Often described as the ears, eyes and voice of the Bank in the region I assess the UK's economic prospects by talking with businesses from across Yorkshire covering all sectors of activity. I've had a varied career spanning economic policy, financial markets, change and project management, communications strategy and governance for central banks; including stints at HM Treasury and the International Monetary Fund in the USA.

Best thing about being a Trustee
It's an honour to support St Leonard's Hospice given the vital and caring role they play in the community - the Hospice can change people's lives. Hospices are likely to be increasingly important as our population ages over the next 50 years.
















Christine Kirk

Position on the Board
Vice-Chairman, Trustee and member of the Governance, Membership and Service Development sub-committees. 

Background Information
I have been a St Leonard's Trustee since February 2008. I am a retired Consultant and Old Age Psychiatrist who previously worked in Middlesbrough and York (1985-2004). I was particularly involved in developing community facilities and teams for working with older people with mental health problems, and their families and carers. 

Best thing about being a Trustee
It means a lot as I have personal experience of the excellent work of St Leonard's Hospice as my husband was a patient there. I have learned so much in my time as a Trustee and am proud to work with the wonderful staff.



















David Miller

Position on the Board
Trustee, and member of the Fundraising, Retail and Communications sub-committee.

Background Information
I joined the St Leonard's Hospice Board in February 2012 after over 40 years of business experience working within service-based industries, software design and development and manufacturing companies. I have held various senior board level positions, at Chairman and CEO level, in public and private companies throughout my career in the UK and in Holland.

Best thing about being a Trustee
The very best thing about being a Trustee of St Leonard's is working and being a part of a team of extraordinary, committed and empathic professionals who care deeply about patients, their families and each other.




















Jacqueline Myers

Position on the Board
Trustee and member of the Governance and Service Development sub-committees.

Background Information
I commenced as a Trustee in June 2017. I am currently the Director of Strategy and Planning at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust. I started working in the NHS in 1993 and have held a variety of strategy, planning and operational management roles, including 5 years as the Divisional General Manager for Oncology and Surgery at Leeds Teaching Hospitals during which time I was the Trust Lead for Cancer and End of Life Care.

Best thing about being a Trustee
The opportunity to be part of an organisation and a team that is caring, compassionate and ambitious, constantly seeking to improve and expand what it can offer to patients and their families and loved ones. 


















Lavinia Norton

Position on the Board
Trustee and member of the Education and the Fundraising, Retail and Communications sub-committees.

Background Information
I started as a Trustee in June 2017. I worked at Leeds Beckett University within the Faculty of Health for over twenty years, moving from teaching to management, where my final role was an Associate Dean. I have recently retired. My academic interests include health care ethics and I completed a Doctorate focusing on the allocation of health care resources. I am a trained nurse and was a Charge Nurse on a renal unit.

Best thing about being a Trustee
The best thing about being a Trustee at St Leonard's Hospice is working with committed and expert teams of people, within a caring and positive environment.



















Michael Sturge

Position on the Board
Trustee and member of the Finance and the Governance sub-committees. 

Background Information
I became a St Leonard's Trustee in September 2010. I trained with Price Waterhouse to become a Chartered Accountant in 1973 and moved to York in 1980 to be Director of Finance at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. I was the Deputy Director from 2002 and retired in 2010. I am currently Treasurer of the Yorkshire Arboretum and Chair of Cober Hill Ltd.  I used to be Treasurer of the University of York and York Civic Trust.

Best thing about being a Trustee
To be associated with an organisation providing outstanding care to residents in York and the surrounding area.