• Terry O’Leary
    Terry O’Leary Chair of Trustees

    Appointed as Chair Elect in May 2016, Terry O’Leary works in global finance and plans to retire in 2017. Terry was born and grew up in London, before going to Oxford University to study Modern History. Now living in Horsham, St Catherine’s is close to Terry’s heart after we looked after his wife Jenny. Terry has two sons and five grandchildren.

  • Catherine Blackburn
    Catherine Blackburn

    Catherine joined us in October 2016.With a professional background in brand marketing, she currently works part-time in business consultancy and volunteers for a Surrey charity that helps disadvantaged young people get into training and employment. Away from work, Catherine’s a keen walker and regularly battles with her garden! She lives in Dorking and has one son.

  • Torben Harris
    Torben Harris

    Since leaving the RAF in 2011, Torben has settled in East Grinstead. He has personal experience of our care after we looked after his father-in-law. In his own words, he was “in awe of the professionalism and dedication of all the staff.”

  • Alison Livesley
    Alison Livesley

    Alison is one of our newer Trustees. For much of her career she worked on the planning and development of Heathrow’s Terminal 5. Outside of work, Alison visits hospital patients with her two dogs Rufus and Jasper through the charity Pets as Therapy.

  • Christine Maclean
    Christine Maclean

    Christine joined us as a Trustee in October 2015. For almost 30 years, she worked in health and social care and has professional and personal links to the hospice. Today, Christine runs a consultancy and training company to support adult safeguarding. She lives with her husband Stuart, and has a son, daughter and four grandchildren.

  • Anne Oates
    Anne Oates

    Anne has been a Trustee since 2013. She is currently Director of Resources for Together for Mental Wellbeing, a national charity delivering services for people with mental health problems, so with a professional background in charity finance, supporting us felt a natural fit. Anne lives in Chaldon, Caterham and in her spare time she enjoys trips to the theatre and meeting friends.

  • Yogita Patel
    Yogita Patel

    Yogita has a professional background in Finance and has been a Trustee since 2012. She co-authored the fourth edition of the Good Guide to Financial Management for voluntary sector organisations, and has taken on voluntary roles since her teens, including offering support via a mental health crisis line. Yogita lives in Crawley with her two young children.

  • Robin Richman
    Robin Richman

    Robin has been a Trustee since 2013. He’s an Accountant and Finance Director and Company Secretary of Leeds Castle in Kent. We cared for his father at home and in the hospice and Robin became a Trustee to give something back for all the help we gave him and his family. When he’s not working, Robin’s a passionate but, in his own words, average ability golfer.

  • Duncan Rudkin
    Duncan Rudkin

    Duncan has been with us since 2013. He heads up the General Pharmaceutical Council, which sets and monitors education and practice standards for the pharmacy profession. He lives with his partner Robert, and an ever-growing collection of animals including: three dogs, two cats, two rabbits and too many aviary birds to count.

  • Chris Shearn
    Chris Shearn

    Chris has supported us since 2013. As a retired GP, he has a good understanding of our care, having referred people to us and worked with our Education Department to train GP registrars. Chris spends each summer on his yacht. When he’s home he enjoys walking his three dogs, tending the garden, maintaining his 500-year-old house and seeing friends.

  • Barbara Williams
    Barbara Williams

    Barbara has been a Trustee since October 2012. She works as a Director of Parkinson’s UK, and is responsible for the charity’s information and support services, support groups, volunteers and staff across the UK. She is also a self-confessed, compulsive volunteer herself! Her own volunteering has included: pregnancy counselling, DJ-ing for hospital radio, mini-bus driving and supporting Kurdish refugees in Hackney. Barbara lives with her husband John and three very pampered cats.

  • David Yates
    David Yates

    David’s been a Trustee with us since October 2011. He was previously Chair of the South East Regional Board of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a senior manager in British Gas plc and Centrica. David’s Vice President of the Horley and District Probus Club and enjoys business mentoring, industrial building archaeology and swimming.

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