Peter trained as a doctor at the University of Bristol, qualifying in 1986. He has been working as a GP in East Bristol for over 20 years with particular interest in care of the elderly, palliative care and minor surgery.
He has been involved in clinical governance, redesign of clinical services and commissioning of health for over 10 years through Primary Care Trusts and clinical commissioning. He is currently on the board of the Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group.
Peter is married to a midwife, has two teenage children and enjoys running and cycling. He became a Trustee in October 2012.
Helen was born in Northumberland and spent parts of her childhood in west Africa where her father worked. She settled in Sussex where she went to school before reading law at Bristol University.
Helen qualified as a solicitor and works full time as a litigation partner in international law firm DAC Beachcroft LLP. She is married with two daughters.
Roger is a Partner of Milsted Langdon LLP, where he co-ordinates the firm’s forensic accountancy activities. He is qualified as a licensed insolvency practitioner, a CEDR accredited mediator and member of the academy of experts. He became a Trustee in October 2010.
Claire is an experienced human resources and organisational development director. After graduating, she worked in the NHS until taking up her current role as Chief People Officer at the University of Bristol.
She has an MA in Human Resource Management, is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development and an Executive Coach. Claire lives in Bristol and is married with two teenage sons.
Mark was born in Dubai, before moving to the UK and studying at St Andrews University in Scotland. He worked in London for 13 years as an Investment Manager and latterly as a Private Banker, before moving to Bristol in 2011.
In 2012 Mark joined Lloyds Banking Group where he eads up Lloyds Private Clients team for the Wales and West region, which recently has set up a joint venture called Schroders Personal Wealth. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments. He lives near Chew Stoke with his wife, Louise, and their three young children.
Martin has over 25 years' experience as a Director and Business Manager in the IT services and software arena. He acts as a non-Executive Director and Advisor for small businesses and is also a trustee at the learning difficulties and autism charity Brandon Trust. Martin is married with grown up children and has lived in Bristol for over 40 years.
After training at St Thomas' Hospital in London and completing an Oncology Course at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Helen joined University Hospitals Bristol in 1987. During this time she worked as an Oncology Ward Sister and Palliative Care Nurse Specialist, before moving into clinical management roles as a Matron and Head of Nursing. In 2003 she completed a Masters degree at Reading University in Death and Society.
In 2012 Helen was appointed as the Deputy Chief Nurse, where her portfolio of work included operational, strategic and professional leadership for dementia care, reducing falls, end of life care, pre and post registration nurse education, the introduction of a new electronic rostering and acuity and dependency system, and adult and children's safeguarding.
Helen retired from her role in January 2021 and is currently working on a project in the Children's Hospital. Specific areas of interest for Helen are dementia, palliative and end of life care.
Rich is a Systems Engineer who retired from the British Army in October 2020, after over 35 years in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). His final role was as the senior Land Systems Engineering Officer based in Navy Command Headquarters in Portsmouth, as the lead authority for all aspects of Land Systems Equipment Support, to the Royal Marines, Commando Forces and wider Naval Service.
He was brought up in Brentry, with a Bristolian mother who was referred to St Peter's Hospice in 2010 and a Fijian father who served 22 years in the British Army.
Rich held various roles in Army Rugby in both codes, as a player, coach, team manager and administrator. He was awarded an MBE in the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to British Army Rugby League.
Darren has lived and worked in the Bristol area for over 20 years. He trained and qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG before working for AXA in a variety of senior financial and commercial roles.
He is now Director of Finance, HR and IT for an international events and market research business based in the city. Darren has a personal connection with the hospice who cared for his late wife.