Farleigh Hospice is a charity, governed by a Board of Trustees. They are responsible for ensuring that Farleigh is solvent, well-run and meets its purpose.
Our eleven trustees each make a valuable contribution to Farleigh. They bring their own talents, viewpoints and experiences to the Board and their individual committees, to support us in achieving our objectives.During national Trustees’ Week, held from 6-10 November, we have been learning more about our trustees at Farleigh Hospice, with the aim of highlighting their value and importance, along with the other one million trustees across the UK.
Jo Pittman, Vice Chair of the Board of Governance
Jo is a chartered accountant and partner at Sayer Vincent, a firm that specialises in audit and advice services for charities and social enterprises. Jo is the audit partner for several charities and she advises on charity accounting, VAT and tax and governance matters.
Prior to becoming a trustee, Jo had worked with several hospices and seen the amazing work that they do, so she knew that if she were ever to become a trustee, she would want to work with a hospice.
Read Jo’s interview here.
Liz trained as a nurse at Great Ormond Street and The London Hospital before moving into community nursing, and has held positions in NHS provider and commissioning organisations in London and Essex. For the last 20 years, she has specialised in safeguarding, working in partnership with statutory agencies. Liz retired from the NHS in 2017 and now works as a Care Quality Commission (CQC) children’s service inspector.
Liz wanted to give something back as two of her close relatives had been cared for beautifully by Farleigh.
Read Liz’s interview here.
Chris is an experienced finance professional with almost 20 years' experience in the financial services industry. Having graduated from Loughborough University, Chris qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young in 2009 and is currently an Executive Director at Coutts & Co, focussing on corporate finance and private equity investments.
Having directly experienced the care and support Farleigh Hospice provides, Chris was passionate about becoming a trustee to support the charity and to make a difference to families across the mid Essex community
Read Chris’s interview here.
Tracey has been a trustee since 2023 and is a member of the Board of Local Hospice Lottery Ltd. A Solicitor and Partner at Birkett Long LLP, specialising in Commercial and Corporate Finance work and GP partnerships, Tracey heads up the Commercial Department for the firm, also sitting on its Oversight Board. Before becoming a solicitor, she was a Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer in the NHS, worked for BT in estates management and in the communications team of a London insurance company. I am also a former trustee of another local hospice, being there for 12 years.
Read Tracey’s interview here.
To find out more about all of our trustees, please click here.