Trustees

Wirral Hospice St John’s Board of Trustees

 

Mr Steve Schroeder, Chair of Board of Trustees

Steve spent most of his working life with the BBC, moving from programme making into management for the latter 17 years prior to retirement.

His time is now taken up with a range of charitable work which draws on his management experience, and he tries to maintain his operational skills producing the occasional video, as well as sound and lighting work for amateur dramatics and a local folk group.

Steve joined Wirral Hospice as a Trustee in February 2015.

 

Dr Bev Oates, Deputy Chair of Board of Trustees

Dr Bev Oates qualified from Birmingham University In 1993 and undertook her specialty training in Mersey Region, including completing a Doctorate of Medicine at Liverpool University. She is a Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist at Wirral University Teaching Hospital (since 2003) and Clinical Service Lead for Gastroenterology & Endoscopy there. She is Programme Director for Gastroenterology Training in Mersey (since 2007) and National Recruitment Lead for Gastroenterology (since 2009).

Bev joined Wirral Hospice as a Trustee in September 2011 and became Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees in 2015. She cares passionately about high quality palliative care and knows just how important our services are to patients, their families and carers.

 

Mr Graham Ridgway, Treasurer / Chair of Finance & Resources Governance Committee

Graham studied Accountancy at Sheffield University and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982. He spent two years on secondment in South Africa before returning to Grant Thornton in Liverpool.

Graham joined Wirral Hospice as Treasurer / Trustee in February 1993.

 

Dr Hilary Leggat, Chair of Clinical Governance Committee

Hilary trained in St Andrews and Manchester qualifying in 1981. She obtained her MRCP and then entered higher specialist training in Haematology and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. She was appointed as a Consultant Haematologist in 1995 and continued with this until retiring from Chester in 2017. Throughout her career she was a member of a number of regional and national medical committees.

Hilary joined the Board of Trustees in February 2018.

 

Dr Jean Quinn, Chair of Workforce Governance Committee

A former GP, Jean qualified MBChB in 1970 at Liverpool Medical School and remains a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Previous roles include at the University of Liverpool Medical School where she was a Lecturer, Local Councillor with Wirral Borough Council, where she was Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Transport, and Non-Executive Director at Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust.

Jean joined the Board of Trustees in February 2018.

 

Mr Stephen Burrows DL, Trustee

Stephen joined the Royal Bank of Scotland in 1961, serving in various positions before moving to the bank’s Houston, Texas branch in 1975. Appointments held before returning back to the UK included Senior Vice President for the bank in New York and Executive Vice President (North America).

Stephen remained with the Royal Bank of Scotland in a number of senior UK positions until his retirement in 2001, when he joined Brabners LLP as Chairman and for whom he is now an Ambassador.  He is a past Regional Chairman of Coutts in Merseyside and North Wales and is an Ambassador and past Chairman of Professional Liverpool.

Stephen is a Deputy Lieutenant in the Merseyside Lieutenancy and is a former High Sheriff of Merseyside. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Liverpool Management School, a member of the Board of Regents at Liverpool Hope University and is an independent member of the Preliminary Investigation Committee of the International Cotton Association.

Stephen joined Wirral Hospice as a Trustee in July 2004.

 

Mrs Lyn Meadows, Trustee

Lyn Meadows was the HR Director at Bangor University until her retirement. She has extensive experience in the public sector specifically managing change and fostering good employment relationships.

Since 2015, she has been an Independent Member of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and has taken an active role in the area of quality and safety.

Lyn has a Masters in Business Administration, a law degree and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.

Lyn joined the Board of Trustees in August 2019.

 

Dr Roger Platt, Trustee

Roger received a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Manchester and was a research fellow of Christ’s College Cambridge.

In 1971, he joined Unilever and, after spells in Holland, the United States and London, was appointed head of the Port Sunlight laboratory.

Following his retirement in 2004, he completed a PhD in Anglo-Soviet relations at the University of Liverpool and was also a non-executive director of a number of public sector organisations. He is currently a member of the Council of the University of Liverpool.

Roger joined Wirral Hospice St John’s as a Trustee in August 2019.

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Are you interested in joining the Board of Trustees to help Wirral Hospice St John’s meet all of its charitable aims?

Wirral Hospice’s Trustee vacancies can be found here

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