Our Trustees work together to support and guide Bedford Daycare Hospice through its long-term and short-term objectives, ensuring we stay on track and accountable to everyone involved in what we do.
Simon joined the Keech board of Trustees in March 2021 and has over thirty years’ experience working in various commercial and marketing roles in the pharmaceutical/vaccine industry.
Simon runs his own consultancy, specialising in launching new medicines and vaccines, and brings his extensive experience to assist Keech with governance and compliance.
Simon lives in Harpenden with his wife, has two sons and enjoys walking, travelling, scuba diving and watching sport.
Vice Chair and Trustee
Prior to retirement, Patricia enjoyed a career in I.T, primarily within the travel sector. Patricia worked for Britannia Airways for twenty years, before moving to Thomas Cook, where she held the positions of Programme Director and Chief Information Officer (U.K.). Patricia then setup her own Consultancy Business, specialising in Management and Implementation of Business and I.T programmes.
Patricia is married with two sons, and enjoys walking holidays with her husband, and learning Mandarin and Spanish.
Judy has recently joined the Keech Hospice Board following her role as a trustee on the Bedford Daycare Hospice Board. She has spent her career working in various public and private sector organisations in HR and her last position was as an HR Director in the Civil Service working in Whitehall. She has lived in and around Bedford for over 30 years and been involved with various local organisations including the hospital charity. She knows from personal experience how important the type of services offered by the hospice are and is delighted to be able to support this work.
Judy enjoys golf, tennis and singing in her local choir in her spare time.
Debra has recently joined the Keech Board following her role as a trustee with Bedford Daycare Hospice since 2019. Prior to her retirement, Debra had a long career in the NHS, which spanned from her initial training as a registered nurse in Bedford, to leadership positions across the East Midlands, managing both clinical and non-clinical services. As an executive director, Debra developed expertise in strategic planning, clinical/ corporate governance and performance management. She is keen to support the Hospice in the future development of patient services across Bedfordshire in her role as a Trustee of the Board of Directors at Keech Hospice Care.
A family man with four children and six grandchildren, Pete retired from Vauxhall after thirty-four years. Pete’s personal experience of Keech, where his Father received care in 2016, inspired him to volunteer as a Trustee. Pete understands the physical and psychological impact of a life-limiting diagnosis and the importance of the care and support Keech provides.
Pete lives in Dunstable, loves to spend time with his grandchildren and enjoys keeping fit.
An accountant, Frank has over thirty years’ experience across a wide range of business sectors, from SME’s to large multinationals. Frank brings invaluable financial skills and knowledge to the Keech Board including, investment appraisal, cashflow management, budgeting and statutory reporting. Frank is a member of the audit and risk committee and also sits on the remuneration committee. Frank lives in St. Albans with his family and enjoys cycling and various sports.
Mike worked for Luton Borough Council for forty-five years in a variety of senior positions across a range of services, completing his career as a Service Director. Now semi-retired, Mike is Director of a management consultancy and community interest company, and a trustee of Luton Town FC Community Trust and Hatters’ Heritage.
Mike brings his extensive experience and expertise in corporate governance and strategic planning to really make a difference at Keech Hospice Care.
A qualified solicitor, Jeff has over forty years’ experience across the private and public sector. Prior to retirement, Jeff was Borough Solicitor and then Director of Corporate Governance for one of London’s largest boroughs. A trustee of two other charities, Jeff brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of law, governance and strategic management to Keech, helping strengthen the delivery of our mission to lead the way in providing excellent care.
Mim has a personal connection with Keech Hospice Care as her son, who had severe life-limiting disabilities, was cared for by the hospice until 2015. As a Trustee, Mim continues being part of a legacy for others in a similar situation to her son. Mim was previously co-owner of Moseley Road, part of a larger Turkish manufacturing group that designs, develops and produces garments for high-street retailers. Mim lives in London with her husband and two children.
Did You Know…
The Board of Trustees all give their time voluntarily
and receive no remuneration for their services.