Cransley Hospice Trust bid farewell to two valued Trustee volunteers and welcome three new members to the Board

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Cransley Hospice Trust bids farewell to two highly valued members of the Board of Trustees, Maxine Estop-Green and Daniel Freeland.

Paul Humphrey, Chair, said “Maxine’s input, knowledge and expertise have been hugely valuable in helping us to shape the future direction and culture of the charity. In particular, her support as Vice Chair throughout the unprecedented difficulties of the pandemic proved critical to Cransley Hospice Trust’s strong recovery since. Equally, Dan’s marketing expertise and knowledge has been instrumental in continuing to grow the Charity’s identity and reach within North Northamptonshire over the last six years. His clear strategic thinking and broad perspective will be greatly missed.

All of us here at Cransley Hospice Trust would like to thank Maxine and Dan for their dedicated service and wish them every success and happiness in their futures.”

Maxine Estop-Green joined the board three and a half years ago and brought with her over 20 years of senior level hospital operational experience.

Daniel Freeland brought his strategic marketing knowledge to CHT, gained from over 20 years in the retail sector, driving top brands including Dr Martens and Flannels.

At the same time, Cransley Hospice Trust are delighted to welcome three new appointments to the board of Trustees, Ros Doherty, Felix Connolly and Katie Summerfield. In their capacity as Trustees they are volunteers for Cransley Hospice Trust, each giving up their own valuable time to govern and manage the future direction of the charity.

Paul Humphrey, Chair said “I’m delighted to announce the appointment of these accomplished Trustees who bring a wealth of new experience to the Board. All three are already contributing enormously valuable skills at a time when our support for the development and delivery of the End of Life care services for the community of North Northamptonshire is more important than ever. All of us at Cransley Hospice Trust look forward to working alongside Ros, Felix and Katie in the coming years.”

Ros Doherty has worked in various senior management roles for Marks &Spencer for 30 years, she was seconded to the Cabinet Office to review complaint handling within Government Departments before becoming Director of Field Operations for Citizens Advice. Ros has degrees in Philosophy, Physiology & Biochemistry and a PhD in Medical Ethics.

Felix Connolly has broad experience supporting management teams across multiple sectors in his role as an advisor, lender and investor.

Katie Summerfield has over 15 years of accountancy experience and supported many charities in that time. She is the Chief Finance Officer for a local multi-academy trust and in her spare time can regularly be seen volunteering at Cransley Hospice Trust events.

The new Trustees join Cransley Hospice Trust in an exciting year as the Charity celebrates 25 years since the opening of Cransley Hospice in Kettering.