Board of trustees

  • Simon Knighton

    Simon Knighton

    Simon Knighton has held a number of Chief Executive and Board appointments in the social and private sectors. He is currently also Chairman of Sirona Care & Health CIC, an integrated health and social care provider, and Chair of Governors of St Michael's C of E Primary School.

  • Susan Gostick

    Susan Gostick

    Susan has over 20 years' experience in the investment industry and, as Head of Pensions for a leading investment house, has broad experience in investments and trusteeship. As an investment specialist, she has experience in evaluating long term investment strategy and tactical asset allocation.

  • Deborah Critchley

    Deborah Critchley

    Miss Critchley qualified as a Registered General Nurse moving into both primary and secondary care operational management. She runs a company providing consultancy and interim management in health-related sectors.

  • Jill Cox

    Jill Cox

    Jill Cox is a general and mental health nurse with wide experience working at board and chief executive level. Since 2000 Jill has run a successful company providing independent healthcare advice for organisations in the UK and for a Seattle (US) based Clinical Guidelines Company.

  • Susan Osborne CBE

    Susan Osborne CBE

    Susan is a professional nurse and midwife who has worked at director level in a number of senior management roles. Susan works as an Interim Director in NHS Trusts as a Management & Nursing Consultant through her own consultancy and is Non Executive Director on the Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Board.

  • Christina Edwards CBE

    Christina Edwards CBE

    Christina is the Vice Chairman of a Clinical Commissioning group in Northamptonshire and was awarded her CBE for services to the NHS.

  • Paul Jackson-Clark

    Paul Jackson-Clark

    Paul Jackson-Clark is a Fundraiser and has been the Director of Fundraising at Parkinson's UK since 2009. Paul has over 20 years’ experience in the voluntary sector and has a broad experience in all areas of fundraising.

  • Linda Thomas OBE

    Linda Thomas OBE

    Linda specialised in the care of older people as a Registered General Nurse prior to working as an adviser at the Royal College of Nursing, She then held various posts at RCN Publishing Company, including Managing Director, until her retirement in 2010.

  • Ian Bailey

    Ian Bailey

    Ian has worked in the investment industry for 39 years. His background is in fund management and he has broad experience in strategic asset allocation and fund manager evaluation as well as managing portfolios of assets. He is currently working in the UK fiduciary management business of one of the big three investment consulting and actuarial firms.

About our trustees

Our board of trustees is comprised of individuals with nursing, financial and business backgrounds. They meet quarterly to discuss the charity’s strategy and review the overarching decisions for the future of the Trust.

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