Our Board of Trustees
HospiceCare North Northumberland is governed by a Board of Trustees who are appointed to undertake the role on a voluntary basis. They are recruited from the beneficiary community from a range of professions and bring a range of skills to help manage and lead the direction, policy and strategy of the organisation.
Harriet hails from Scotland but has lived in Northumberland for almost thirty years, bringing up her four children in the countryside where her husband grew up and where they live. Harriet has been involved with her community and with various charities during these years.
During 2019 and 2020 she has been High Sheriff of Northumberland travelling around the county getting to know many parts of it much better and seeing what wonderful work goes on, much of it voluntary. She has long been a supporter of HCNN and was honoured to asked to be Patron.
Mrs Lucy Carroll
Chairman Board of Trustees
Lucy qualified and worked as a State Registered Nurse in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders. Lucy has lived in Northumberland for 32 years bringing up 2 children and working as a self-employed businesswoman with her husband in the agricultural industry on the family farm.
Lucy has always enjoyed work as a volunteer with a range of voluntary organisations including The Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Berwick Voluntary Forum, Scottish Children’s Tribunal, and more recently as High Sheriff of Northumberland.
Mr Simon Hulme
Vice-Chairman Board of Trustees
Simon trained as a pharmacist and qualified in 1984 after which he worked in operational roles for Moss chemists / Alliance pharmacy before moving into HR. For the last ten years of his career, he worked across wholesale and retail business for Walgreens Alliance Boots in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, before retiring in 2015.
Simon now lives in Callaly with his wife, Joanne, and their Cockapoo, Alfie . He enjoys walking, golf, occasional cooking (but more often eating out) and lots of UK and Foreign travel.
Dr Jane Lothian
Chairman of Integrated Governance Committee
Jane has been a GP in Northumberland since 1998 following the move to Northumberland with her family. Jane has had a varied medical career that has embraced medicine for older people, public health, the pharmaceutical industry medical politics and commissioning healthcare for the Northumberland population.
Outside medicine Jane loves working in her garden in the lovely Coquet valley, walking the dogs and music, particularly our local variety.
Mr John Rutherford
John has a Business Degree from Birmingham University and is a Chartered Accountant. His career in the primary food industry, first agriculture then fish, based John and his family in the South of England and Scotland.
John and his wife moved back to Alnwick in 2012 and enjoy country life to the full, both helping the Hospice as volunteers. John is an ardent supporter of the Hospice at Home services experienced first-hand with the death of his own elderly mother. He became a trustee in 2017 and is committed to providing the financial stability for the Hospice on which our vital services depend.
Dr Jenny Reid
Dr Alison McKenna
I worked in my local community in North Northumberland for many years as a General Practitioner. This role was enjoyable and very fulfilling, enabling me to develop an interest in Palliative Care. I became a Trustee once retired and feel very privileged to be supporting our wonderful team here at HospiceCare.
Mr Robert Rushton