Our Trustees

Douglas Macmillan Hospice’s Board of Trustees consists of members of the community from across North Staffordshire.

The role of our Trustees is to provide strategic direction for the Hospice and to ensure the local community is represented in its aim to meet its objectives whilst fulfilling its core philosophy and values.

The Board of Trustees includes a number of Committees with responsibility for the different areas of the Hospice’s work.

Ted-Turner-1Edward Turner is a retired Chartered Accountant.  He was a partner in KPMG for 21 years being the managing partner of their Stoke on Trent office for 8 years.

On retiring from KPMG in 1998 he moved on to become the finance director of W Moorcroft PLC for 5 years.  He was appointed a director of the Hanley Economic Building Society in 1998 and was subsequently appointed Chairman in 2000, a role he retired from in 2009.

He joined the DMH Board of Trustees in 2009 and was appointed Chairman in 2012 and was reappointed for a second term of office in November 2015.

He has also been involved with Lichfield Cathedral for several years as Chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Cathedral Finance Committee.

David-PlattDavid has been a Trustee since 2006 and became Vice-Chairman in 2013. He chairs the Investment, Finance and Internal Audit [IFIA] sub-committee, is a member of the Corporate Governance Group and Chairs the Hospice FPS Pension Scheme.

David spent 35 years with a major UK bank before retirement, spanning a wide range of roles including branch and corporate management and Human Resources roles at various locations in London, the Midlands and North.

He is involved with a number of local charities and service organisations and undertakes several treasurerships.

Jessica-CostelloJessica was elected as a Trustee of the Hospice in 2010 and is a member of the Remunerations & Nominations Subcommittee

Jessica is a partner in a local law firm and she specialises in will, trust and inheritance disputes. 

A member of the Property Litigation Association (PLA) and the Association of Contentious Trust an Probate Specialists (ACTPS)

Sue-EvansChief Executive of the Ceramic Industry Forum, Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development with an MA in Industrial Relations

Sue was elected as a Trustee of the Hospice in 2009 and is the Chair of the             Remunerations &  Nominations Subcommittee and a member of the Corporate Governance Subcommittee

AndrewMillwardAndrew Millward has been an elected Trustee since 2013.  He is a Member of the Remuneration & Nominations sub-committee, newly appointed Chairman of  the Lotteries Board and is also a Trustee of the Federated  Pension Scheme for the Hospice.  He has had earlier much governance experience including past Chairman of North Staffordshire  NHS Primary Care Trust,  Independent Member of Staffordshire Police Authority and was a Public Member of Network Rail, with the role of holding its Board to account.  He was also a Non-Executive Director within the Chamber of Commerce & Industry movement for many years

Angela-PhillipsAngela was elected as a Trustee in 2013 and is the Chair of the DMHSEL (Shops) Board and a member of the IFIA  committee

A financial background including healthcare (NHS and private) and also in the retail marketing area

Laura-Rowley-1Laura was co-opted as a member of the Board in November 2015 for election in October 2016.

Laura is the Chief Operating Officer of Stoke on Trent City Council and is the City Council’s Finance Officer.  Previously she was the treasurer of the States of Jersey and has over 20 years experience  at the level of Treasurer, Director or Assistant Director within public bodies in London, Birmingham, Shropshire and Jersey

Eddie-SladeDr Slade was elected as Trustee in 2015 and is a member of the Clinical Governance and IFIA Subcommittees.

Dr Slade’s full time career was spent at the University of Keele from which he retired as the Director of Academic Affairs in 2000.  He has a wide experience of healthcare services having served as a non executive of the local acute trust, non-executive and Chairman of North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust.