Meet our trustees

Our hospice trustees are also volunteers and ensure proper governance of our charity. They offer invaluable advice and expertise, and they each give significant amounts of time each year in support of St Ann’s. They are all from a variety of backgrounds and hold senior positions in their chosen field.

Jackie Oldham

Jackie Oldham, BSc(Hons), RGN, PhD.

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Jackie is a Professor at the University of Manchester and Director of Strategic Initiatives for Health Innovation Manchester and Manchester’s Innovation District - Oxford Road Corridor both sitting at the heart of a devolved health and social care economy. Jackie is also Director, Manchester Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology (MIMIT) and Honorary Director, Edward Centre for Healthcare Management Research - part of the Edward Healthcare group of companies established in China with presence in the UK and Asia. She is also proud to be a Manchester Global Ambassador.

Contact Jackie

PA to the Board Sue Gilburn
E-mail: SGilburn@sah.org.uk
Phone: 0161 498 3634

Mike Brown, MSc, FHSM, CMIPM.

Vice Chair and Trustee

Mike was Chief Executive of South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust then undertook consultancy work on clinical governance for Bury Health Authority and the North West Regional Health Authority, including an association with the Regional Cancer Team. He led a project funded by Macmillan Cancer Relief to establish quality standards for cancer care in primary care, and was then for seven years Director of the NHS Retirement Fellowship. Mike sits on the One Organisation Group, the Audit Committee, and is a Director of the Trading Company. He is also Chair of the Clinical Governance Committee.

Contact Mike

PA to the Board Sue Gilburn
E-mail: SGilburn@sah.org.uk
Phone: 0161 498 3634

Allan Beardsworth

Allan Beardsworth, MA (Cantab) ACA CTA.

Treasurer

Allan is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor. He was a tax partner at Deloitte LLP, Manchester until his retirement in December 2014. Allan and his wife Jane (whose father died at St Ann’s) live in Bramhall with their three children, two of whom have now left home. Allan is a trustee of Withington Girls’ School and a Governor of The Manchester Grammar School. His professional work at Deloitte included advising a number of charities and also many North West businesses and individuals.

Contact Allan

PA to the Board Sue Gilburn
E-mail: SGilburn@sah.org.uk
Phone: 0161 498 3634

Alan Bond

Alan Bond, FCCA, ACIS.

Trustee

Alan is an Associate Director of Tradition (UK) Ltd, a global leader in interdealer broking. Following the death of his Father in Heald Green, chartered accountant and chartered secretary Alan offered his help to St Ann’s and was appointed member of the Finance Committee and a Trustee in 1991. He was appointed Treasurer in 1994 and later became a Trustee of the St Ann’s Pension Fund and Chairman of the Trading Company and Finance Committee.

Contact Alan

PA to the Board Sue Gilburn
E-mail: SGilburn@sah.org.uk
Phone: 0161 498 3634

Luke Dillon

Luke Dillon, BA.

Trustee

Luke is currently semi-retired working as an educational consultant following thirty six years teaching in Manchester schools. He was head teacher of three different schools over a twenty eight year period. Luke is married with three grown up children and is also a grandfather. He has joined St Ann’s as a Trustee having been involved in other fundraising projects in Manchester.

Contact Luke

PA to the Board Sue Gilburn
E-mail: SGilburn@sah.org.uk
Phone: 0161 498 3634

Dr Stephanie Gomm

Stephanie Gomm, MD; FRCP.

Trustee

Stephanie has a long association with the hospice and development of clinical services in her previous role of Medical Director and Consultant in Palliative Medicine St Ann’s from 1994-2002. She left St Ann’s to become Consultant in Palliative Medicine for Salford and Trafford until 2009, and was subsequently appointed as Consultant for Salford Royal Foundation NHS Trust until May 2015. From 2002 to 2012 she continued to undertake a weekly clinical session at St Ann’s Little Hulton and provided on call for both hospices. She has held a number of local, regional and national strategic and educational roles and is currently on the Association for Palliative Medicine Executive Committee and Workforce Lead.

Contact Stephanie

PA to the Board Sue Gilburn
E-mail: SGilburn@sah.org.uk
Phone: 0161 498 3634

Fiona Taylor

Fiona Taylor, RGN, RM, RHV, Dip HE, Bsc(Hons), MA.

Trustee

Fiona has over 35 years of service at the NHS, most recently in her current role as chief officer at NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG. Her career started as a registered general nurse in Salford, followed by her work as a midwife and health visitor that included a period as a paediatric liaison health visitor, leading service redesign. Fiona has also worked as deputy director of nursing, and then acting director of nursing at Mancunian Community Health Trust, later joining Bradford City Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT). Since 2001 she has worked at director level in a variety of roles including acting chief executive of Bradford City Teaching PCT in 2006 before she moved to Sefton in 2007.

Fiona is married to Steven, has a son Cameron, three stepchildren and four grandchildren. She is also a chair of governors at a primary school and is a board member of Advancing Quality Alliance (AQUA).

Contact Fiona

PA to the Board Sue Gilburn
E-mail: SGilburn@sah.org.uk
Phone: 0161 498 3634

Kate Squire

Kate Squire, BA (Hons).

Trustee

Kate has more than 30 years experience of broadcasting at the BBC in radio, television and also online. She’s worked as a presenter, producer and reporter in both news and sport at the highest level. For the last 15 years she’s been a manager running local stations. She’s been in Manchester for the last 5 years leading BBC Radio Manchester to its highest listening figures for a decade. She’s passionate about making a real emotional connection with audiences and making a difference. She has three children in their 20s and loves life in Manchester.

Contact Kate

PA to the Board Sue Gilburn
E-mail: SGilburn@sah.org.uk
Phone: 0161 498 3634

Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson BA (hons), CPFA, Dip MHC.

Trustee

Steve is the Executive Lead – Finance & Investment for Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, the devolved body for health and care in Greater Manchester. He has worked in NHS finance for 21 years having started his career on the North West Graduate Financial Management Training Scheme in 1996.

He has worked in a variety of roles across the North West including provider experience in community, acute, mental health and specialist NHS Trusts and has gained commissioning experience across several PCTs, culminating in a period as acting Director of Finance for NHS Manchester and Director of Finance and Development for Wirral Community NHS Trust. Immediately prior to moving back to Greater Manchester Steve was the Director of Financial Control for NHS England, a post he took up at the beginning of August 2014.

Steve lives in Manchester with his wife Claire, who is also an NHS Director of Finance, and two teenage children. He is an avid Derby County fan.

Contact Steve

PA to the Board Sue Gilburn
E-mail: SGilburn@sah.org.uk
Phone: 0161 498 3634