“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.”
CHAIR OF TRUSTEES
Fiona has over 30 years corporate commercial business experience, starting her career in marketing roles and over time moved into international general management. In recent years she has had a portfolio of activity, mixing board level advisory roles with hands-on marketing practitioner work with voluntary board positions.
Fiona has previously sat on the Board of the Chartered Institute of Marketing chairing their Appointments and Remuneration Committee and currently chairs their Disciplinary Committee. She was a Trustee and then Chair of the Board of University of Gloucestershire Students’ Union.
Originally from Yorkshire, Fiona lived in Paris and in various locations in the UK before settling in Cheltenham in 1998.
Alan joined the Board of Trustees in November 2014. Previously a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality he spent most of his life working overseas. At first as Purser Officer with P&O and then in commercial aviation in the Sultanate of Oman, Hong Kong, Beijing and Australia. Retiring from aviation he and his wife purchased and jointly managed Beaumont House, a 16 bedroom Guest house in Cheltenham. Having sold the business he is now retired.
Janet began her working life as a teacher and then lectured in a range of higher education colleges. She was the founding Vice Chancellor of the University of Gloucestershire. Dame Janet has held a number of posts within the NHS, including as Regional Chair (1996-2000) and Chair of the Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust (2002-2010).
She was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire by The Queen in 2010, a role she relinquished in 2018. She is now Chair of the Nelson Trust and a Govenor of the Barnwood Trust. Dame Janet received an OBE in 1991, a DBE ten years later and a CVO in 2018.
Gareth lives and works in Cheltenham and is an experienced solicitor specialising 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.
Martyn is a Chartered Accountant. He has worked in a range of finance roles in industry and now works part-time in his own consultancy business. He was on the board of a local housing association for ten years (three as Chair) and was President of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He was a trustee of Resthaven for several years before joining Lilian Faithfull following the merger. Martyn is currently Chair of the Finance Committee.
Fiona is a local Consultant Breast Surgeon working at both Cheltenham General Hospital and The Nuffield. In her spare time she enjoys creative pursuits with watercolour painting and jazz. She has spent many years caring for her elderly disabled parents and therefore has a very personal interest in the provision of high quality care. She finds travel a great way of broadening her experience of different cultures, finding inspiration and learning new skills and uses every opportunity to visit new parts of the globe.
Partner and joint head of the Gloucester office of one of the top 25 property consultants in the UK. A RICS Registered Valuer, Phil has over 30 years’ agency and professional experience within Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties. Phil specialises in residential land, advising land owner sales, options and promotions, and non-core agency instructions. Phil also undertakes valuations, landlord and tenant work.
Sandra is a chartered and HCPC registered physiotherapist with more than thirty-five years’ experience in the public and private healthcare sector.
She has managed several clinical services, been executive director of an independent hospital, and led the national physiotherapy service for an independent healthcare provider. In 2017 she co-founded a business which supports clinical professions to illustrate robust governance – keeping clients, staff and business owners safe.
Sandra is also a trustee with the advocacy charity POhWER. She is on the board of a Large NHS Hospital Trust as an associate non-executive director. She is vice chair of governors at a primary school, a Winston Churchill Fellow, and a parish councillor. She has a love of family, exercise, and food!
Emma has worked in a variety of professional roles in public and private sector. Her 35 year career spanned senior management positions in the procurement field, corporate security, fraud prevention, project and programme management. She was a Trustee of a large local academy school for 6 years prior to joining the Board.
Now retired, her passions include travel and swimming at Sandford Park Lido during the summer season. Emma is currently chair of the Risk Committee.
Leaine currently works for a National Charity as Head of Quality, Compliance & Safeguarding and lives in Cheltenham. Leaine is passionate about working with people and ensuring everyone lives their best lives and receives excellent quality of care and support. Throughout her career, she has been privileged to have worked in the charity, public and private sectors in governance, quality, and compliance roles for over 30 years.
Leaine is pleased to be a Trustee for Lilian Faithfull Care and joined the Board in May 2023 and is looking forward to supporting the excellent work and support provided by staff. The things important to Leaine are living her own personal values, spending time with her husband, family, and friends in the Cotswolds.
Eve is a people professional with wide-ranging experience, including nearly 20 years in the NHS. She has worked in acute, ambulance, community and commissioning settings in addition to holding a number of regional and national roles. Most recently, Eve was national director for elective workforce recovery within NHS England. She is a chartered fellow of the CIPD (The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) and holds postgraduate qualifications in HR management, strategic workforce planning, and executive coaching.
Adam is a qualified CIMA accountant with over 30 years’ experience. During this time, Adam has held senior management roles in a variety of local organisations within the health, medical device, financial service and IT sectors.
Adam lives in Cheltenham with his family, and for the past 10 years has coached a local youth football team.