An experienced Chair who has worked across public, private and not-for-profit sectors, Neil is passionately commitment to social justice.
Neil’s private sector experience spans the leisure and hospitality sector. Over the years, Neil has served as a member of the Low Pay Commission, Chair of Clarion Housing Association and NHS Hospital and Ambulance Trusts.
Most recently, he served as Chair of Sue Ryder and Ambitious about Autism and is also currently Chair of Nottingham Trent University.
Neil said: “I was drawn to working with St Christopher’s because of its reputation for clinical excellence and innovation. As one of the leading providers of education and training in palliative care, St Christopher’s is already punching above its weight. I’m excited about the opportunity to work with the leadership team and the rest of the trustees to increase the influence of St Christopher’s, positioning the hospice as a major player in conversations about death, dying, palliative care and bereavement support.”
I’m excited about the opportunity to work with the leadership team and the rest of the trustees to increase the influence of St Christopher’s
Shaun O’Leary, Joint Chief Executive, said:
“We are pleased to welcome Neil to the team. His background in the commercial sector combined with his commitment to social justice makes an excellent addition to our board of trustees. I am confident that Neil’s values align with ours and that he will be an excellent ambassador of St Christopher’s.”
Heather Richardson, Joint Chief Executive, adds:
“We’d like to thank our departing chair, Morgan Jones for 19 years of service on our board of trustees and, for the last seven years as our Chair. His dedication to St Christopher’s and passion for improving end-of-life care has been pivotal to our success over the last decade.”
Neil joined the St Christopher’s team as their new Chair of Trustees in April 2021.