Our Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for supervising the management and administration of the charity. The Board meets four times a year, and provides strategic leadership, counsel and advice to the Executive Team.

When required, St Margaret's Hospice will appoint new members to its Trustee Board. To view our current Trustee vacancies simply click here

Appointed Chairman of the Board at the end of 2015, Jennifer is a widely experienced international Human Resources professional with over thirty years’ insight into a variety of industries.

She has held board positions and led large global and regional teams for many years. She has considerable experience in leading the human capital aspects of acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring and major change initiatives, working directly with top business leaders. 

She is a former Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a former Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Leadership Studies at Exeter University Business School, and a highly experienced Executive Coach.

Dr Deborah Stalker is a Consultant Paediatrician at Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton. She is the Trust Lead for safeguarding children and also leads the appraisal system for medical staff. She is the Designated Doctor for Safeguarding Children for Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group. She trained in Manchester and completed GP training before going on to train in paediatrics in the South West.

Jonathan is Chairman and Founding Partner of Milsted Langdon Chartered Accountants. Outside of work, he is a governor at Richard Huish Sixth Form College and a director of Passion for Somerset. He is married with 3 grown up children and, as often as work permits, enjoys getting back to Cornwall, where he spent the first 19 years of his life.

Kevin Jones is a partner at national law firm Clarke Willmott and head of their Bristol office. Kevin specialises in employment law and advises organisations not only in the South West but also across the country. Kevin is also a Trustee for the Bristol Rugby Community Foundation and the Gloucestershire Cricket Trust.

Tom is the Managing Director of Harmonic, a locally based services company which he founded in 2003. His expertise is in growing business through development and execution of a coherent strategy. He is passionate about the wider community benefits which are generated by successful businesses.

Pat is Head of Commercial Development (Europe) at Clarks. He is responsible for leading and managing the Franchise Business Unit in the UK & ROI through retail chains and online. He has extensive knowledge and experience of sales operations across distribution channels. Pat is a keen traveller, with special interest in South Africa, alongside a variety of other leisure interests, including tennis, running and swimming.

Alison has always had an interest in end of life care since working as an elective in India, which then became a special interest during her years as a GP. Alison moved from General Practice to specialise in palliative medicine, and ultimately she was based in Lichfield working with the local district general hospitals in the area. Alison’s final position before taking retirement was as a lead physician, and acting Medical Director at St Giles’ as well as visiting physician to Queens’ Hospital Burton on Trent.

Libby is a Chartered Surveyor, recently semi-retired. She has extensive property experience, particularly in the retail sector having worked for Clarks Shoes in varying capacities for nearly 30 years on their European portfolio. Libby has been a Trustee of Clarks Pension Fund since 2008 and now Chairs both the C&J Clark Pension Fund and the Clarks Flexible Pension Scheme.

Pip has been a Public Health Specialist at Somerset County Council for the last four years, with responsibility for assembling and communicating the health and social evidence to help set priorities in health and social care in the county. He previously worked in a similar local authority role in Devon County Council, and as Director of the South West Observatory, again working in evidence to support policy-making. He has also worked as an academic geographer, with research interests in Romania and the Sudan.

Peter is a retired Hospital Consultant form Musgrove Park Hospital. He was Medical Director of the Trust for 9 years with an 18 month period as acting Chief Executive. He has developed a strong interest in patient safety leading the Trust’s participation in the Patients Safety Initiative and later played a key role in the national Safer Patients Initiative. He has a strong track record of developing clinical leadership in healthcare.


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