Our Board of Trustees
The board of trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the Charity, and developing the aims, objectives and goals of the organisation.
Robert (Bob) was born and educated in Northern Ireland. He enlisted in the Royal Air Force in 1959 with a career in telecommunications, serving predominantly in Germany and Cyprus, and completing his service in 1981. Following this he studied Certified Accountancy at Sheffield Polytechnic for three years from 1981 to 1984 gaining a Polytechnic Associateship in Accountancy.
He subsequently joined the NHS in 1984 as an accountant and in a career stretching through to 2007 was employed in a variety of general management roles including that of Chief Executive of a Primary Care Group. In a specialist commissioning role he was also instrumental in the development of a Genetics Network across Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield.
Robert has been interested and involved in developing palliative care in the county from 1997. Working with Macmillan, Marie Curie, St Barnabas and other care providers he helped to keep palliative care in the forefront of commissioning plans. He also chaired the Mid Trent Cancer Network Palliative Care Group from 2002 to 2009 responsible for developing and implementing standards for palliative care across the network.
He was invited to become a trustee of St Barnabas in 2007 and subsequently elected as Chairman in the same year.
Originally from Merseyside, Sue has lived in Lincolnshire since 1989 and feels very settled in the county. Sue, a retired Registered General Nurse, worked in the NHS for 37 years and has always had an interest in palliative care. For the last 12 years of her career she worked in senior managerial positions in the NHS across Lincolnshire based in Lincoln and Boston hospitals. Sue has been a trustee since 2002. Her hobbies include travel, gardening, reading and supporting village life.
Ann was born in Lincoln and has spent all her working life in Lincoln. She originally trained as a secretary and has since qualified and progressed her career in the field of Human Resources.
Originally employed by Clayton Dewandre, which has now unfortunately closed, she spent a brief time working for Lincolnshire County Council followed by a period working for GEC Plessey in both their Carholme Road and Doddington Road sites. Ann then joined GEC Alstom which is now part of the Siemens organisation.
In her spare time Ann’s hobbies are travelling, reading and cooking.
Originally from Staffordshire, David has lived in Lincolnshire since 1987. He qualified and registered as a Pharmacist in 1973 and held senior posts in Hospital Pharmacy in both Cheshire and Lincolnshire until 1998.
David then held a number of senior management positions in the NHS until he retired in March 2013. David therefore brings 41 years of NHS experience to the role of Trustee.
David has also been a member of the Lincoln Prison Independent Monitoring Board since December 2012 and its Chairman since January 2015.
David's hobbies include cycling, football and reading. He has also been a regular road runner for 30 years and has run a number of marathons including raising money for charity.
Trustee and Company Secretary
Tony was born in Lincoln and educated at the Royal Wolverhampton School. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and after qualifying and having spent some time in Edinburgh to gain experience, he returned to Lincoln and joined the family Wholesale Pharmaceutical business F Maltby & Sons Ltd. Having worked in all departments he became the Sales and Product manager and director responsible for IT systems.
In 1989 with the passing of his father, he became the Managing Director of the business and he and his brother took the business forward becoming the only Independent Wholesaler in the East Midlands and owning a chain of retail pharmacies. The business was sold to the Lincolnshire Co-operative Society in 2009 and having worked on to assist in the transition, he retired in 2013.
He is a Trustee and the Treasurer of the Lincoln Civic Trust and a Trustee and the Company Secretary of the Lindum Sports Association Ltd.
Paul has spent all of his working life in commercial organisations, centered around marketing, design and print. Originally from Derby, Paul started his career as an apprentice printer, but worked through management levels until he moved to Lincoln in 1999 where he eventually became Managing Director of Ruddocks.
The role at Ruddocks brings him into contact with lots of people and organisations across the country and occasionally across Europe. There is a constant need for change in the sector and it means that he is constantly reviewing and adapting to the changes needed to meet demands of all stakeholders.
His career and personal life has brought him in touch with many of Lincoln’s well established charities and in particular with fundraising. It is through this that his working with St Barnabas came about and he was delighted to be invited to join the Board of Trustees.
He is a regular on BBC Radio Lincolnshire, both on the newspaper review and the lunch bunch. Paul is a keen networker, helping connect people that could help each other and is also involved in other business groups around Lincoln, including the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce, where he is the current Lincoln area President until October 2017 and also the Institute of Directors.
Outside of work (and sometimes on his commute to work) Paul loves getting out on his road bike and tries to fit in a spot of golf where he can too. Paul and his partner Sally share four children between them and love spending time with family and friends and having a house full of visitors. They also love to spend time up in the Lake District where they have a family place on the edge of Windermere.
Karen initially trained as a physiotherapist at the London Hospital, qualifying in 1980. After enjoying a number of clinical and managerial posts within her own profession, Karen was accepted onto a regional accelerated development programme where she had the opportunity to gain experience working in different environments and managing staff from a wider range of backgrounds.
In 1997, Karen was appointed as the first Director of an innovative therapy consortium which provided therapy services across a number of acute, community and mental health trusts.
In 2001, due to her husband’s relocation, Karen moved to Lincolnshire and worked at executive level at both United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust and North Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Trust.
In 2011, Karen became self-employed and undertook a number of projects on behalf of St Barnabas and in April 2015, stepped into the role of Interim Chief Executive prior to retiring at the end of December 2015.
On retirement, Karen accepted the invitation to become a trustee, thereby continuing her relationship with St Barnabas.
Karen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, is an active member of her local church and is learning to play bridge.
After training at Cambridge University and St Mary’s Hospital in London, David qualified as a doctor in 1978. His specialist training in respiratory medicine, including doing an MD on lung cancer, was undertaken in Birmingham. He moved over to Lincolnshire as a consultant in 1993, working at the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, until his retirement in 2014. Other activities during that period included membership of the British Thoracic Society’s Standards of Care Committee (the group that develops guidelines on how to best manage chest illnesses) for six years and then medical management, including Medical Director for United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust between 2007 and 2010.
Since his retirement, David has been a member of the Governing Body of Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group, which commissions healthcare for the east side of the county, extending from North Somercotes to Holbeach. He joined the Board of Trustees at St Barnabas in December 2015.
Phillip has been associated with Andrew & Co LLP for almost forty years. Over that time he has held a number of senior roles. He retired from the Partnership at the end of March 2016 and now acts as a Consultant for the firm.
Phillip has a keen interest in the Charitable Sector and, in addition to being a member of our Board of Trustees, is Vice Chairman of the Lindum Sports Association and a trustee of Bransby Horses and Stamford Endowed Schools Foundation.
Phillip enjoys walking in the Lake District, watching cricket and rugby, swimming and has a keen interest in politics.
Donna was born in Peterborough. She has had a career that spans over forty years in Healthcare, from her start as a student nurse, in the seventies, to latterly as Hospital Director of St Hugh’s Hospital in Grimsby.
After qualifying as a registered nurse, Donna specialised in critical care which took her to Birmingham for very specific additional training, resulting in her being appointed as a Sister in Intensive Care.
This experience galvanised Donna’s passion for ‘caring’ for each and every one of her patients as an individual, a passion that remains with her to this day.
Since moving to Lincolnshire in the early nineties she has held a number of senior positions in the county, in both the public and private healthcare sectors.
Donna recently retired after eight years at the helm at St Hugh’s and feels privileged to have been invited to join the Board of Trustees at St Barnabas.
Donna is a keen gardener and an enthusiastic golfer, who loves travelling. She lives with her partner, David, and their Westie, with attitude, Molly.
Graham was born in Lincolnshire and has spent over 17 years working in the charity finance sector; starting straight from school he worked for Children’s Links, a local children’s charity, where he stayed for over eight years and dealt with numerous government funding bids. He went on to become the Finance Manager for the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust where he spent the next five years expanding the lottery side of the charity. Graham now works for the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society who own the Lincolnshire Showground, he is heavily involved in all aspects of the charity including the organisation of the annual Lincolnshire Show.
Graham lives with his partner, Kirsty, and their two year old son, Sidney. His hobbies include motorbikes, specifically Pre 65 Trialling in which he competes all over the UK, he also enjoys cycling, shooting and cooking.