All our trustees are local people who volunteer their time, bringing a wealth of experience to ensure our charity is well run. From time to time opportunities arise to join our Board, please get in touch with us if you feel you could contribute in this role.
Peter became a Trustee in March 2007 and Chairman from April 2009 - July 2017
After studying engineering at university, Peter has had a career in the motor, marine related and rail transport industries, and in the further and higher education sector. He has been a manager, consultant, senior executive and director. Most of his working life has been spent in the north east of England.
He is a retired JP and undertakes a number of voluntary activities.
Appointed as Chairman July 2017
John’s business background is in the homebuilding and development industry where he has a wide experience in the UK, USA and Europe. He is a director and chairman of his own business Countylife Homes and also chairs Durham based Prince Bishops Homes. As a supporter of a number of local charities John is particularly pleased to be able to contribute to the important work of HospiceCare. John and his wife Claire live in North Northumberland at Glanton Pyke.
Tony Stapleton became a Trustee in 2013 after a career in management. He lives in Alnwick and represents the Trustees in their relationships with volunteers.
I worked as a GP in North Northumberland for many years and it was during this time I developed an interest in End of Life Care. Now retired, I hope to be able to support the Clinical Team in this very important but, at times, challenging aspect of care.
I joined the Hospice team of Trustees in 2015. I am a solicitor with a wide range of legal & commercial experience. I will assist the Admin Committee in the New Year.
I have worked as a Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist in North Northumberland for the past 11 years. Much of my time is spent assessing and treating people who suffer from dementia and I am keen to try to improve their experience of living with this condition.
I was aware of the excellent work undertaken by the hospice in providing end of life care and was delighted to hear that the organisation had plans to increase support to people with dementia at this stage of the illness. Becoming a Trustee enables me to offer my knowledge and expertise to the hospice to pursue this goal and is a really exciting opportunity!
John is a graduate of Birmingham University and a Chartered Accountant, and now is our Treasurer. After a long career in primary food industry businesses John is chairman of an international trade group bringing freshly frozen white-fish from the North Atlantic into the UK. John and his wife Judi have been active supporters of the Hospice since their return to Northumberland in 2012 after working in the south of England and Scotland.