Son of Phyllis and Edward Tuckwell, Chris has been the President of Phyllis Tuckwell since 1989. He was Chairman of Phyllis Tuckwell Council from 1987-1992, and Chairman of the Trustees from 1992-1999, before retiring as a Trustee in 2001. He worked for 40 years in the farming industry, managing a large local estate for 29 of those years, before a career change led to 12 years working as a funeral arranger. Chris has been a Church of England Local Lay Minister for the last 24 years and, along with his wife Philippa, has attended all Phyllis Tuckwell AGMs since 1972.
A Trustee since 2019. 37 years of working within healthcare at clinical through to Board level. Held responsibilities in clinical care and leadership, safeguarding, risk management, clinical governance, and staff & public engagement. After holding positions of Head of Patient Safety & Healthcare Governance, Deputy Director of Quality and Patient Safety, Chief Nurse, retired from being Director of Quality and Nursing for Surrey Heath CCG and previously NE Hants & Farnham CCG in 2018. Awarded a lifetime achievement award for outstanding commitment to the NHS presented by the Chief Nursing Officer.
A Trustee since 2019. After qualifying as commercial airline pilot, moved into transport, logistics and supply chain management. Successful leadership roles in commercial and Public Sector organisations - CEO of NFC UK & Ireland, Exel (now DHL), Go-Ahead Group (aviation) and others. International President of The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, Chairman of the London Ambulance Service, advisor to UK Defence as Commanding Officer of the Engineer & Logistic Staff Corps RE(V), Chairman of Trustees at Cystic Fibrosis UK. MBA from CASS Business School and Member of the Advisory Board of the Supply Chain Centre at Cranfield University School of Management. Awarded CBE in 2004 for services to logistics & transport.
Before joining Phyllis Tuckwell in March 2020, Sarah worked in Defra since 2002, having previously worked in the Cabinet Office, No 10 Policy Unit and Welsh Office. In 2016, when Director of DEfRA, she was appointed Companion to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB).
During her last 2 years at DEfRA, she was working within DEfRA’s Commercial Directorate supporting the Common Agricultural Policy Delivery Programme, and as Head of DEfRA’s Estate. She has lived in and around the area for much of her life.
Dr Cate Seton-Jones FRCP Dip Pall Med. Medical Director. Joined Phyllis Tuckwell in 2009. Qualified in 1997 from Guy’s and St Thomas’ London. Achieved her certificate of specialist training in Palliative Medicine in 2007 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2012. During her specialist training she worked at several hospices in the South East including Woking Hospice, Princess Alice, Trinity Hospice and St Catherine’s Crawley as a junior doctor. As Consultant in Palliative Medicine she has held posts at the Royal Surrey County Hospital and Woking Hospice. Her role at the Phyllis Tuckwell includes lead consultant for the In-Patient Unit, member of the Senior Management Team and performs the role of Responsible Officer for Phyllis Tuckwell. Externally, Cate works with the Royal College of Physicians by sitting on the Board that sets the Palliative Medicine speciality exam for doctors in training hoping to become consultants in palliative medicine. She is also a member of a guideline development group with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Catherine is an experienced leader of healthcare services and is a registered Physiotherapist. She worked in a variety of healthcare organisations and settings in Australia and in the UK and has taught at undergraduate and post graduate level. She has post graduate qualifications in management and physiotherapy and has a Masters in Rehabilitation Sciences. Catherine is passionate about high quality care for adults and children who are approaching the end of their of lives and feels privileged to be able to influence this in her own community.
Catherine is particularly interested in service improvement with and for patients and in working within teams and with partners to ensure that the whole system enables the people we work with. She works with Phyllis Tuckwell employees and volunteers to support people who access our services to, “Live Well” and to extend the reach of Phyllis Tuckwell to facilitate a rehabilitative palliative care ethos within our communities in West Surrey and North East Hampshire.
Mark studied Economics and German at Sussex University and went on to train as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in the City of London. The first part of his career was in the commercial sector mainly with tour operators where he held roles in the UK and overseas. Upon completion of an MBA at Cranfield Mark spent 4 years in the Far East (Hong Kong and Jakarta) planning and setting up subscription TV businesses across Asia for News Corporation. Returning to Europe Mark held several Finance and Commercial Director positions once again in travel. Mark was based in Mallorca for 5 years with Thomson Holidays and then returned to the UK with Thomas Cook. More recently Mark moved across to the third sector and spent four years in finance at the London School of Economics, whilst studying for an MSc in Voluntary Sector Finance and Management. Mark joined Phyllis Tuckwell in 2016.Mark is a keen skier, scuba diver and cyclist.
Joined Phyllis Tuckwell in 2013. Began his career in leading London advertising agencies including Ted Bates and Boase Massimi Pollitt (BMP), working across clients including Electricity Council, Courage and Lancome. Became Business Manager of the qualitative research unit in BMP before leaving in 1988 to become MD of Richardson Carpenter Advertising – a B2B communications agency in Basingstoke, working with Yellow Pages, Security Pacific, Autodesk and TNT. MD of Douglas Grove, a communications consultancy in Farnham since 2008.
With over 20 years' experience in HR gained in the public, private and third sector across the UK, Jaci initially joined Phyllis Tuckwell in 2002 as an HR Consultant. At this time she was supporting a diverse range of clients by providing practical employment law advice and support in the management of employment issues and undertaking specific HR projects, such as change management programmes. Jaci joined the in-house team in 2010. In October 2015 Jaci completed an Msc in Organisational Psychology.
Peter has spent much of his career working in the Retail industry both in the Commercial and Charity sectors, working for Argos, Wickes and PDSA before joining Phyllis Tuckwell in 2010 as Head of Retail. Having delivered a step change in retail income in 2014 Peter took on the wider brief of Director of Income Generation and is responsible for leading the fundraising and retail teams to raise a total of £9 m each year, from multiple income streams. As Capital Appeal Director Peter will lead the £6 million fundraising appeal for the New Hospice. Outside of work Peter has a keen interest in cricket, and particularly encouraging young people to take up the game.
A Trustee since 2022. Andy is a GP in Camberley and a senior visiting fellow in the Chief Executive’s Office at The King’s Fund.
Before joining The King’s Fund, Andy worked as a senior policy adviser in the system transformation team at NHS England. He has spent more than 20 years working in health care, with 10 years’ experience as a chief executive. Andy has achieved ‘outstanding’ ratings in both commissioner and provider organisations. He has overseen the development of innovative solutions for care, and financial and governance arrangements between health care services, local government, public health, social care and the voluntary sector.
Andy has postgraduate qualifications in child health, surgery, and general practice. He is a senior fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and was previously a GP trainer. He is currently studying for a masters in international health leadership and training to be an executive coach.
A Trustee since 2017. A chartered accountant with broad finance and business experience. Justice of the Peace having sat for 27 years as a Magistrate and Tier 1 Judge in the Family Court and, until September 2015, was College Accountant at Epsom College, a large private school with charitable status. Also formerly a school governor at St.Hilary’s School in Godalming and currently a non-executive director in the oil & gas industry. Was co-founder and former Finance Director of Ensign Geophysics Ltd and Geokinetics Processing UK Ltd, having held senior management positions with Seismic Geocode Ltd, Tenneco Corporation and Merlin Geophysical Ltd. Formerly a keen rugby player and martial arts/self-defence instructor.
A Trustee since March 2020. Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Royal Surrey. Until recently was Chief of Service for the St Luke's Cancer Centre and specialises in the treatment of Breast and Prostate Cancer. He is one of the UK's leading Prostate Brachytherapy specialists. Following completion of his training at The Royal Marsden Hospital, he undertook research into stereotactic radiation techniques, so he was ideally placed to develop the procedure of prostate brachytherapy (a minimally invasive technique of implanting radioactive seeds into the prostate gland to treat cancer). He has been instrumental in driving award-winning research in prostate cancer and prostate brachytherapy. He is also the local principal investigator on several breast cancer trials, exploring novel targeted therapies. He has been published widely and co-supervised academic research at the University of Surrey, leading to the award of two PhDs to date and is held in high regard within the field of oncology in the UK.
A Trustee since September 2022. Digital transformation, marketing and communication experience across multiple sectors including Entertainment, Automotive, Retail and Government. Joined the NHS in 2017 to lead a digital transformation programme at Guy's and St Thomas's Foundation Trust in London, now working at NHS England responsible for the NHS App and NHS.UK. Having grown up in Surrey, she spent several decades in London and has returned to roost. Enjoys travel and the big outdoors and is a keen horse rider and vegetable grower.
A Trustee since 2022. A chartered professional in architecture, with more than 30 years’ experience working across the built environment, particularly NHS healthcare facilities, University estates, and housing sector within the UK and internationally, working in UK, Hong Kong, Zambia, Botswana, and at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
Significant experience in the development of estate strategies, capital projects, carrying out large refurbishment works without interrupting core services and managing the delivery of soft & hard facilities services.
Worked in the NHS for the past 17 years, spending the majority of that period as Director of Capital Planning, Estates & Facilities. Currently Regional Head of Strategic Capital for London Estates Delivery unit (LEDU) to establish grant agreements with several devolution partners to deliver sector-wide, NHS estates related projects which will benefit the London system as a whole.
Other experience includes Associate Director at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, responsible for the delivery of the new Emergency Department building and Helipad; Director of Capital Projects at East London NHS Foundation; Director of Estates, Facilities and Capital Planning at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; Director of Estates and Facilities at University of Creative Arts; Portsmouth Hospital Foundation Trust; London Ambulance Services.
I love theatre, walking/hiking, paddle boarding and swimming.
A highly experienced dual-qualified commercial solicitor (England and Australia), Andrew graduated from University of Wollongong in Australia in 2001
Starting his career in Australia, he then worked as a paralegal at British law firm, Lovells, in 2003 and 2004. After then spending three years as an in-house Legal Advisor at The Royal National Institute for Deaf People, he joined ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) as a senior solicitor in 2007, and is now Head of Legal, advising on all areas of legal risk affecting the organisation and its operations. He brings valued commercial and legal experience to the Phyllis Tuckwell Board.
A Trustee since 2021. Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Absolute Aromas Ltd, a company specialising in essential oils and aromatherapy products based in Alton, Hampshire. After graduating from Oxford, he worked in various countries around the world for Coats, in Sales and Marketing positions. He is Chairman of Finance at the International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades, the global Trade Association for the essential oil industry, and Director of the Aromatherapy Trade Council. He is also a member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Barbers in London. An enthusiastic runner, cyclist and skier.
A Trustee since 2020. A Cambridge graduate, worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers for ten years with two and a half years on secondment in Seattle, USA, working with large technology clients and gaining valuable insight into technological solutions. Joined PTHC to bring experience in digital, financial and change management. Has experience and understanding of commercial framework of organisations, and the role IT and digital technology play. Having grown up in Farnham, spent many years volunteering at PTHC and taking part in fundraising events, gaining a deep understanding of the charity and its ethos.
A Trustee since 2017, Anne has over 40 years’ experience as a nurse, working both in the NHS and University and holds a Masters degree in Nursing.Recently retired, she continues to serve the community as a Magistrate both in the criminal court and as a Tier 1 Judge in the family court, which she has done for many years.Currently Anne is a Trustee for a Nursing charity and cares for her Husband at home gaining valuable experience in End of Life care.
Beata is the Medical Lead for the Phyllis Tuckwell community palliative care team. This role entails providing senior medical input to the multi-disciplinary management of the patients who are looked after by the PTHC community team. She works closely with local GPs and Hospital specialists to ensure best care for our patients and a collaborative approach to their clinical management. She is also involved in teaching, supervising trainee doctors and Hospice Care service development. Beata says: ‘I deeply share Phyllis Tuckwell’s passion for driving excellence in palliative care and am very proud of its well-deserved high local profile. I feel privileged to be able to help patients to remain at home during their terminal illness and provide comfort for them and their families.
Helen joined Phyllis Tuckwell in October 2013. She is responsible for the medical care of patients admitted to the Hospice In-Patient Unit, provides education to medical and non-medical colleagues and acts as clinical supervisor and educational supervisor for trainee doctors. When asked why she loves working at Phyllis Tuckwell, Helen said "I love working here because every day is different!"
Claire has worked at Phyllis Tuckwell since December 2003 and managed the Patient and Family Support Team until 2021- a group of 12 professionals that include Counsellors, Chaplains, Psychologists and Social Workers. Claire is also a qualified Social Worker and some of her work involves supporting patients, carers and a group of 70 volunteers who enable the team to provide a wide range of support. When asked why she loved working at PT, Claire said: "I feel I make a difference for patients and carers every day." Claire now works as a consultant to PT and is our Safeguarding Lead.
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