Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees is responsible for the strategic direction and governance of the charity, ensuring we fulfil our objectives and adhere to our philosophy and values.

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It does this by making sure that Hospice UK operates in a manner that:

  • Lets us fulfil the objectives set out in our constitution.
  • Uses assets and resources for charitable purposes.
  • Acts in the interests of its members.
  • Gives due attention to charitable and company law.
  • Adheres to the organisation’s philosophy and values.
  • Upholds the reputation of the organisation.
Two-thirds of our trustees are elected from within and by members, with the remainder being co-opted primarily for their specialist knowledge and skills (the number of co-opted trustees is not to exceed one third of the total number of trustees).

The chair of the Advisory Council and Forum of Hospice Chairmen also have a place on the board.

The role of trustee of Hospice UK is voluntary and trustees do not receive any remuneration for their services on the Board.

The term of office for each elected trustee is four years, with a maximum of two consecutive terms. Email us if you would like to find out more about the governance of Hospice UK 

Current trustees

Name Description
Paul Jennings,
Chief Executive Officer, Birmingham & Solihull CCG / BSol ICS Lead
Tony Collins,
Deputy Chair
CEO of Saint Michael's Hospice, Deputy Chair of Hospice UK
Emma Reynolds Co-opted
Kate Tompkins
Chair, Dorothy House Hospice Care – elected, first term of office ending in 2021
Dr Mike Miller Trustee, Naomi House and Jacksplace Hospices - elected, first term of office ending in 2022
Stephen Roberts CEO, North Devon Hospice – elected, first term of office ending in 2021
Michelle Rollinson CEO, St Andrew's Hospice - elected, first term of office ending in 2023
John Knight CEO, LOROS Hospice - elected, first term of office ending in 2023
David Smith CEO, Teesside Hospice - elected, first term of office ending in 2023

Each trustee sits on at least one board committee, and some also sit on the organisation’s expert committees.


Anne Duchess of Norfolk CBE (30 August 1927 to 8 April 2013)

Vice Presidents

  • The Rt. Hon. Lord Howard of Lympne, CH, QC
  • Ilora Finlay, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff
  • Robert Peston
  • Martyn Lewis
  • Mick Thorpe
  • Hugh Scurfield
  • Professor David Clark.

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