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Trustees

St. Michael’s Hospice is governed by a Board of Trustees who are all volunteers. They meet each quarter to review performance and make strategic decisions about the future direction of the Hospice. The Board of Trustees is made up of individuals with various skills and expertise and is led by the Chairman Andrew Chancellor. A list of the Trustees can be found below.

Trustees at St. Michael’s Hospice

Andrew Chancellor

Chairman

Andrew has been a Trustee at the Hospice for 10 years and is currently the Chairman.

Andrew has been a Trustee at the Hospice for 10 years and is currently the Chairman. With an initial background in Banking and Management Consultancy, Andrew is now CEO of his own Stem-Cell business based in London and works with many high-profile sports stars around the world. In his role as Chairman he works closely with our Chief Executive providing support and advice along with developing operational objectives.

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David Salisbury

Vice Chair

David spent over 40 years in investment management in a variety of professional and management roles.

Dan Bowden

Honorary Treasurer

Dan is a qualified accountant with an MBA, he is currently Head of financial planning and analysis at The AA and is hoping to use that finance and strategy experience to support the charity. In the past he has worked at Naomi house in finance. Dan lives in Basingstoke and is the chair of the local hockey club.

Chris Burghes

Chris joined the charity Blue Cross as Chief Executive in June 2020 and has worked with several charities to support strategic change.

Chris joined the charity Blue Cross as Chief Executive in June 2020. Prior to that he was CEO at the Royal Free Charity, which supports the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, since 2010. At the Royal Free, Chris oversaw the strategic change of the organisation from a grant making body to direct service provider and a rapid increase in income. Prior to that he held senior roles at the National Farmers’ Union and the Fire Fighters Charity.

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Mark Dolby

Mark’s fundraising expertise enhances the Hospice Income Generation Committee as well as providing vital local knowledge to the Hospice Board of Trustees.

Mark has lived in Basingstoke for over 30 years and is extremely proud of the town and the people and community within. For many years he has been a very active philanthropist making a difference to numerous local causes. Mark is one of four Directors of Beaufort Financial in Reading which they founded 10 years ago. He has a huge personal connection to the hospice, having seen both of his parents pass away, 10 years apart in the same room. Mark’s fundraising expertise enhances the Hospice Income Generation Committee as well as providing vital local knowledge to the Hospice Board of Trustees.

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Dr Charlotte Hutchings

Charlotte qualified as a doctor in 1993 and has always had a special interest in palliative care. Charlotte is part of St. Michael’s rota of weekend doctors.

Charlotte qualified as a doctor in 1993 and has been a GP partner at Whitewater Health in Hartley Wintney since 2000. As well as being a GP, Charlotte is also a GP trainer, teaching prospective GPs and medical students, and has worked with Wessex Macmillan since 2012, and is the End of Life Clinical Lead and Deputy Clinical Chair for the North Hampshire CCG. Charlotte has always had a special interest in palliative care and is part of St. Michael’s rota of weekend doctors.

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Jane Lyons MBE

Jane represents the Friends of St. Michael’s Hospice on the Trustee board.

The Friends have been prominent fundraisers for the Hospice since before it was opened and Jane has been involved with the Hospice for over 20 years. She has been Chair of the Friends since 2010. In 2020, Jane was honoured with an MBE for services to charitable fundraising during Covid-19 in the Queen’s birthday honours list. Jane is also a committee member of the NSPCC locally and a Governor of Elstree School.

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Tory Simpson

Tory brings marketing and technology expertise to the board.

This expertise helps the leadership team to plan and the Income Generation Committee to strategize. Tory runs a digital marketing agency for technology businesses based in Bramley and has lived in Basingstoke for almost 30 years. As our youngest Trustee, Tory is a proud advocate for diversity and inclusion and is part of many DEI initiatives with other local and global businesses promoting women and millennials in leadership. Tory has a personal connection to the Hospice through her grandmother and she wanted to give back to the Hospice as much as she could!

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