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
Tony Collins - Chief Executive, St Michael's Hospice, Harrogate
Toby Porter - CEO, Acorns Children's Hospice
East Midlands
Hayley Wardle - Director of Quality and Patient Care, Ashgate Hospicecare 
East of England
Liz Searle - Chief Executive, Keech Hospice, Luton
Alpana Malde - Chief Executive, St Luke's Hospice, Harrow & Brent
North East
Mike Thornicroft - Chief Executive, Tynedale Hospice
North West
Val Stangoe - Chief Executive, St Mary's Hospice, Ulverston
Northern Ireland
Terri Sythes - Administrative Services Manager, Foyle Hospice 
Kenny Steele - Chief Executive, Highland Hospice
South Central
Stewart Marks - Chief Executive, Rennie Grove Hospice Care
South East
Imelda Glackin - Chief Executive, The Martlets Hospice
South West
Steve Statham - Chief Executive, St Luke’s Hospice – Plymouth 
Grant Usmar - CEO, Hospice of the Valleys
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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