Derian House Trustees offer guidance and support to the Senior Management Team through regular sub-committee meetings and bi-monthly Board meetings. Our Trustees are all volunteers and receive no financial reward for the significant amount of time they give to the charity.  Offering a wide range of skills to support the diverse nature of a hospice the Trustees ensure we maintain our culture, values and governance alongside providing the very best care and support to those who need our services.

Karen Swindley

Chair of Trustees

As Chair, I am responsible for leading the Board of Trustees. We are responsible for developing the strategy and for holding the senior management team to account for delivery of the strategy and performance of the charity.

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Helen Rotheram

Vice-Chair of Trustees

I am chair of the Finance and Investment Committee and ensure that the hospice adheres to relevant regulations and has sufficient funds to provide excellent care to our families.

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Rick Bolton


As a trustee and a Derian parent, it’s important for me to ensure that Derian continues to provide the best possible care and support to the children and families who use the hospice.

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Davina Hanlon


As a public health specialist, my focus was always about tackling health inequalities and this is something I would like to bring to my Trustee role, ensuring Derian is able to reach out to those families who are in most need of our support and services.

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Andy Chatt


As a trustee I ensure that the organisation is governed correctly, spends the amazing donations that we receive in line with the charity’s purpose, and to make sure we are able to deliver our services well into the future.

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Arshad Rafiq


My role as a trustee is to ensure that the hospice will continue to deliver excellent care, and ensuring the organisation is in a strong position to long continue its work into the future.

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Lisa Kauffmann


Currently: Senior Paediatrician Trustee since February 2019

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Chris Monk


Helen Curtis