St Helena has a reputation for developing new models of care, income generation and collaboration winning National Council of Palliative Care, Hospice UK and Institute of Fundraising awards in the last three years. He combines his CEO role with a part-time secondment as the Chair and Executive Lead of the North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance, one of three Alliances within the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System, of which he is also a Board member.
He is a non-executive director of Dignity in Dying and a trustee, and Vice Chair, of Compassion in Dying.
One of the founding directors and the first Chairman of the Hospice Quality Partnership, a social enterprise working for UK hospices, Mark was also on the Advisory Council of Hospice UK for three years.
He has previously worked in senior commissioning, operations and policy roles in the NHS and HM Prison Service. Mark has a degree in Politics, and an MBA.