Chair of Trustees
Soline joined St Wilfrid’s as a Trustee in 2015 and was elected Chair of the Board in 2019.
Soline’s career as a Nurse in the NHS spans over 40 years, holding roles in direct clinical care, as an advanced practitioner and consultant nurse for older people and long-term conditions, in operational management and as an executive director. She continues to work as a registered nurse part time.
Soline’s commitment to St Wilfrid’s stems from personal and professional knowledge of the work of the Hospice and the importance of locally provided high quality support for those with life limiting conditions.
Soline has lived in Chichester all her life and is proud to serve an organisation which has provided care and support to so many residents for so long. An organisation which is so well supported by the community via its local staff, volunteers, and fundraisers in such an extraordinary way.
Lou joined St Wilfrid’s as a Trustee in 2021. She brings expertise in business as well as clinical practice and senior management in healthcare settings from her background as a nurse and senior manager in the NHS and Private sector. More recently, she owned her own nursing home in West Sussex which achieved accreditation in the Gold Standards Framework in End of Life Care and was awarded an Outstanding rating by the CQC.
Lou wanted to become a Trustee after volunteering for a short while on the Ward. She felt that her values were really aligned to those of St Wilfrid’s and that she could help this wonderful organisation, which is such an important part of the local community in some way through her long years of relevant experience.
Lou finds being a Trustee so fulfilling and although the work is of a very serious nature, the team are so supportive that it doesn’t feel burdensome or stressful in any way. I really feel like a valued part of the organisation.
Julian had a successful career first in international book publishing and then as a founder and developer of a successful online learning business which was bought by Wiley in New York. He took the opportunity to relocate himself to the Wiley office in Chichester which brought him into contact with St Wilfrid’s Hospice first as a supporter then in 2017 following retirement, as a volunteer. Julian provided advice and experience to assist the retail team as they developed strategies for online commerce.
In 2018 Julian became a Trustee and joined the Voluntary Income Generation committee where his skills and experience can provide support and insight to the retail and fund-raising income team. Julian also serves as Vice Chair of the Hospice and sits on the Board Development Committee.
‘As a new-comer to West Sussex I became aware of St Wilfrid’s Hospice at my childrens’ school fund-raising events. On this first contact with St Wilfrid’s I was impressed with the purpose of the organisation and awed by the quality and dedication of the staff. I am proud to now do my small bit to help the hospice continue its valuable work for our part of the West Sussex community’
Alan has held Executive positions at some of the world’s largest financial institutions in the UK, US and Europe. He now offers his knowledge and experience to C Suite individuals and Boards.
Pete, Alan’s Dad, passed away in the care of St Wilfrid’s. Investing time and energy to help is Alan’s way of saying thank you.
‘It is truly an honour to help such a great team of people. The provision of dignity to those that need it the most is a privilege, and I am ever grateful for the opportunity.’
Nick retired in September 2011 after 40 years as a Health Service Manager and Health Strategic Planner, including 12 years as a Director at the Royal West Sussex NHS Trust, St Richards Hospital, Chichester. During this time he was responsible for the complete redevelopment of the site, providing new buildings for the inpatient wards, theatres and day surgery.
Nick became a Trustee in April 2015, is Chair of the Resources SubCommittee and a member of the Finance SubCommittee. He also served on the Capital Project SubCommittee. His experience benefits the Hospice especially in terms of his understanding of construction management, land and property; health care in the local environment; the development and assessment of corporate and local strategies, and the significance of public, patient and staff engagement.
Nick has been a local resident some 20 years and is involved in other areas of the community including the Chichester Harbour Conservancy, as a Governor of Chichester College, the President of Bosham Sailing Club, and Chairman of the Chichester Harbour Federation.
Hilary is relatively new to the Chichester area, having lived here for three years but born and brought up in West Sussex. She is a Management Consultant in the cultural and heritage sector, and has previously been a Trustee, Vice-Chair and Chair of Barnardo’s over a period of 11 years.
She was delighted to be asked to join the Finance SubCommittee in 2017, especially as she has a first-hand appreciation of the vital work undertaken by Hospices, who have cared for various family members over the years. Hilary also represents the Trustee Board on the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group.
Vicky joined St Wilfrid’s Hospice as a Trustee in 2019. She spent over 35 years in the UK private equity industry, latterly running her own small business providing investor related services covering strategy, marketing, fundraising and advising on long term effective investor relations. Over the past 30 years, Vicky has been a Trustee and worked with a range of small UK charities on governance, trustee engagement, HR, marketing, fund raising, looking at ways to improve operational processes and organisational impact.
Vicky finds working on the Board, the Hospice environment, staff and volunteers a very caring, supportive and nurturing one which reflects the values of St Wilfrid’s. She says she has learnt so much and continues to do so from colleagues on the Board, the senior management team, volunteers and on the work of the hospice movement – a subject she knew nothing about at the time she applied to be a Trustee but one which she now feels passionate about.
Vicky knows the impact the Hospice’s services has in the local community and feels honoured to be part of such a well loved and respected hospice in West Sussex.
Adam has been a resident in Slindon for over 16 years and has spent the majority of that time as consultant physician for St Richards hospital, specialising in the diagnosis and management of stomach, bowel and pancreas cancer.
As a liaison between the hospital and hospice, Adam brings a wealth of experience in understanding patients medical needs and looks forward to giving back to an organisation like St Wilfrid’s that has done so much for patients over the years. Adam is also a Trustee for the Hamamleis Trust in Guildford and spends his spare time on walking tours, theatre and driving his beloved MGB.
Ursula’s skills as a solicitor and her high profile within the Chichester community are put to good use as a member of the Voluntary Income Generating (VIG) SubCommittee on which she has served for some time, joining St Wilfrid’s as a Trustee in 2016. She has always been impressed with the service given by St Wilfrid’s: professional visits to clients at the Hospice have always filled her with great respect for the care and dignity offered to patients.
Ursula also supports – either personally or at work – a number of other charities including Stonepillow, the Prebendal School and Priory Park Cricket Club. In her remaining spare time, she enjoys swimming, tennis, walking, theatre, cinema and gardening.
Karla joined St Wilfrid’s as a Trustee in April 2023. She brings her expertise in clinical practice and senior management, as well as business, from her background as a Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Director in both the NHS and private sector. She also has a MSc in Mental Health Law and continues to carry out Mental Capacity Act work with a wide range of vulnerable people for the Ministry of Justice.
Karla works part-time in order to balance her work and family life. She wanted to become a Trustee at St Wilfrid’s to be able to use her skills and knowledge to support the local community within an organisation whose values very much align with her own. As a newcomer, Karla is looking forward to settling into the trustee role and learning from her new colleagues at St Wilfrid’s.
Alastair joined St Wilfrid’s as a Trustee in 2023. He has recently retired after 36 years in the NHS , working as a GP principal in Hampshire for 27 years and has experience in NHS management as a clinical and prescribing lead in South Eastern Hampshire CCG and more latterly in Hampshire ICB. As a GP he has been involved in community end of life care and in the effective prescribing of medications in end of life care.
Alastair was keen to become involved with St Wilfrid’s after personal experience of losing a parent before hospice care was available locally and having seen the difference having hospice care available has made to both family and friends who have needed and benefited from the Hospice’s support in recent years.
Alastair is looking forward to learning more about the fund raising and retail side of the Hospice’s work and hopes to be able to use his recent NHS clinical and managerial experience to support the vital work the hospice does in our local area. He has lived in West Sussex for most of his life and in Chichester for the last 20 years.
Jim joined St Wilfrid’s Hospice as a Trustee in 2023. Jim is a Chartered Accountant and has worked in the IT industry for 35 years. He brings management and financial expertise to St Wilfrid’s.
After looking for volunteering roles Jim chose to join St Wilfrid’s because of its incredible contribution to the local community.
Jim is looking forward to learning about St Wilfrid’s and, with the many volunteers and staff, supporting its valued work in the coming years.