Our Patron & Trustees

Our Patron The Rt Hon The Countess Lady Bathurst

“To say it is a privilege to be the Patron of Lilian Faithfull Care would be to completely understate the huge pride I feel being a part of such an amazing charity.  I have met with many members of staff and spent time with the extraordinary residents and had the opportunity to learn some of their stories.

Too often the senior members of society are side lined as unimportant, or no longer of use to modern life, but what we so easily forget is they formed our modern life and ways. I relish being an integral part of Lilian Faithfull Care, its past, present and future.”

Rt Hon The Countess Lady Bathurst

Trustees

As a charity, Lilian Faithfull Care is governed by an experienced board of trustees. This volunteer team, all experts in their field, meet regularly with our executive team to set the strategic direction and oversee the work of the charity.

Gill Pyatt

CHAIR OF TRUSTEES

Gill retired from being a Headteacher of a comprehensive school and joined LFH Trustees in 2010 taking over the Chair in 2014. Gill is also a member of the Independent Monitoring Board of a women’s prison and a Lay Chair for the Severn Deanery (postgraduate medical education).

Jane Woodley

Vice-Chair of Trustees

Jane is a former Headmistress of an independent school and was also an inspector of schools.  Immediately upon retirement she went to Birkbeck College, London and studied for an MA after which she lectured there for several years.  More recently, through different personal circumstances, Jane has gained extensive experience of conditions and quality in care homes in both London and the South West.

Chris Dickenson

Trustee

Chris has retired from a career in human resource management, also serving on employment tribunals.  He became a trustee in 2014 and is also a British Red Cross volunteer. After a lifelong interest Chris achieved a Masters in international relations as a rather mature student!

Janet Ballinger

Trustee

Janet is a Certified Accountant, who is employed as a Finance Business Partner for a national construction company, she works mainly from their Gloucester and Bristol offices. Janet has been a trustee of LFH since 2010 and is currently the Chair of the Finance Committee.

Alan Bishop

Trustee

Alan joined the Board of Trustees in November 2014. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality and has spent most of his life working overseas first with P&O and then in aviation airport based. Retiring from aviation he and his wife purchased and jointly manage Beaumont House, a 16 bedroom Guest house in Cheltenham.

Ellie Fox

Trustee

Ellie Fox originally trained as a nurse, working in the NHS, specialising in cardiology care. She then moved to Cheltenham to manage the Nuffield Hospital for 18 years. She has a keen interest in quality care and became an inspector for the Health Quality Service. She later joined the local care home inspection team where she worked for 4 years before finally retiring.

Tim Griffin

Trustee

Tim is a Chartered Surveyor and was a Consultant with a large international Property Consultancy. He is now semi-retired and continues to advise a number of Clients on property matters. He was appointed a Trustee with Lilian Faithfull Homes in1986 and was Chairman of the Society from 1991 to 2004.

Richard Lyons

Trustee

Richard Lyons is the Chair of Strategy and Development Committee. He lives in Montpelier and has been resident in Cheltenham for the better part of thirty years. He is involved in other charities in a variety of capacities. By profession he is a solicitor now retired though he still assists his previous firm in a consultative capacity largely restricted to trust work.

David Nye

Trustee

In 1981 David inherited Faithfull House and its Chapel (where two weekly services were held) as part of his new Cheltenham parish. He became a Trustee in 1989 since when he has served on every committee at some stage and as Chairman of the Board for six years from 2004.

Gareth Parry

Trustee

Gareth is a partner in a local firm of solicitors, where he specialises in wills, trusts and elderly client matters. Prior to joining Lilian Faithfull in 2012, Gareth was a trustee of our fourth home, Dowty House, and oversaw its merger into the Lilian Faithfull fold.

Julia Manning

Trustee

Julia has been a Trustee since 2006. She spent her working life in Social Services, Education and the Health Service. In retirement Julia is an active member of the W.I. and enjoys walking, gardening and playing Bridge.