The Hospice Boards Council is a part of Hospice UK's governance. It enables Chairs of trustees to communicate their views to Hospice UK.

The role of the group


The group aims to:

  • enable chairs to contribute their expertise, communicate local governance issues at a national level and inform the work of Hospice UK
  • communicate the work of Hospice UK to the boards of member organisations.

Each region of the UK has an elected representative who sits on the Council. All Chairs of trustees from Hospice UK member hospices are eligible to stand for election.

Executive Committee


The chairs of members of Hospice UK in each region elect a representative to sit on an executive committee.

Ros Keeton, Chair of Compton Care, is the current chair of the Hospice Boards Council.

Regional representatives

Region Representative
Chair Ros Keeton, Chair, Compton Care
North East Vacant
Yorks & Humber David Dickson, Chair, St Leonard's Hospice
East Midlands Joanne Brunner, Chair, Nottinghamshire Hospice
South West Stephen Taylor, Chair, Dorothy House Hospice
South East Coast Karen Warden, Chair, Pilgrim's Hospice
South Central Andrew Meegan, Chair, Naomi House & Jack’s Place 
North West David Brown, Chair, Pendleside Hospice
East of England Terry Philpott, Chair, Isabel Hospice
West Midlands Ros Keeton, Chair, Compton Care
London Sean Hilton, Chair, Princess Alice Hospice
Wales Michael Baker, Chair, City Hospice
Scotland Shona MacDougall, Chair, Highland Hospice
Northern Ireland Gerry Millar, Chair, Northern Ireland Hospice