Advisory Council

Our members play a key role in setting the agenda for our work. One of the ways they do this is through the Advisory Council, which advises the Hospice UK board and senior team on key issues and priorities relating to hospice philosophy, policy, practice and professional development.

The Advisory Council is made up of elected representatives who are part of the network through which we communicate with our members.

Elected representatives

Representatives are elected by members on the following basis:

  • one representative from each of the regions in England
  • one representative for each of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales
  • one representative for all members providing services for children (including combined adult and children's hospices).

Representatives are elected for an initial four-year term, and can be re-elected for a further four years before they have to stand down for at least one year.

Current Advisory Council representatives

Position or region Elected representative
Chair
Tony Collins – Chief Executive, St Michael's Hospice, Harrogate
Children
Mike Palfreman – Chief Executive, Haven House Children’s Hospice
East Midlands
Jane Bake – Director of Innovation and Integration, St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice
East of England
Liz Searle – Chief Executive, Keech Hospice, Luton
London
Kate Heaps – Chief Executive, Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice
North East
James Ellam – Chief Executive, St Oswald’s Hospice
North West
Dr Alan Baron – Chief Executive, Wigan and Leigh Hospice
Northern Ireland
Terri Sythes – Administrative Services Manager, Foyle Hospice 
Scotland 
Mandy Yule – Chief Executive, Ayrshire Hospice
South Central
Debbie Raven – Chief Executive, Thames Hospice
South East
Colin Burgess – Chief Executive, St Peter and St James Hospice and Continuing Care Centre
South West
Steve Statham – Chief Executive, St Luke’s Hospice – Plymouth 
Wales
John Savage – Executive Lead Capital Build Project, Nightingale House Hospice
West Midlands
Elizabeth Hancock – Chief Executive, Mary Ann Evans Hospice
Yorkshire and Humberside
Kerry Jackson – Chief Executive, St Gemma's Hospice


Further information

Email us to find out more about the Advisory Council, including meeting dates and how to contact your regional representative.

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