Our trustees donate their time and are responsible for the overall governance of the organisation. They must satisfy themselves that the appropriate strategic planning and policy development processes are in place to achieve the charity’s strategy within the parameters of an agreed budget.
They include specialists from the world of finance, healthcare, local government, media, and religion. They are responsible for the appointment of the Chief Executive, to whom they delegate the day-to-day management of the organisation. Our Board of Trustees oversees all of the organisations who are part of North Yorkshire Hospice Care; Herriot Hospice Homecare, Just ‘B’, Saint Michael’s and Talking Spaces.
Dr Hilary Enevoldson
Chief Executive (non-voting member): Tony Collins
“Saint Michael's Hospice has changed in many ways since I first became a trustee in 2002. We developed a skills matrix for the recruitment of trustees, ensuring that we had as many local experts in their relevant field as possible. This means our trustees are up to date and business-savvy and can help our charity negotiate the ever changing landscape that is the healthcare sector today."
- Lesley Bers, Joint Chair of Trustees
The Saint Michael’s Hospice Leadership Team has a broad range of experience and skills and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation. The team includes:
Chief Executive: Tony Collins
Deputy Chief Executive: Tina Hedges
Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Community Relationships: Cora Purnell
Clinical Director: Dr Liz Brown
Director of Strategy and Development: Emily Dobson
Director of Strategic Services: Gemma Umpleby
Director of Client Services: Clare Godden
As an organisation we are committed to growing positive relationships across the communities we serve, including through raising awareness of the care and support we provide. Our ambassadors represent us to do this. They are:
Countess Charlotte Peel
Dr Rosie Page