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Who we are

Our Board

Our Board of Trustees consists of local people who bring a wide range of professional and life experience with them. They guide the organisation on all issues which ensure we are compliant with our legal requirements, meet the charitable aims for which we were established and the strategic direction of the charity. They listen to patients, staff, volunteers and our wider community and together with the Executive team, set the strategic direction and ensure we live our mission and achieve our vision.

Main Responsibilities

  • To ensure that the charity and its representatives work within the legal and regulatory framework of a charity, a company limited by guarantee and our articles and memorandum.
  • To act for public interest, reflecting the trust gifted to the charity by our patients, their loved one, our communities, staff and volunteers.
  • To ensure that the resources of the Charity are used for the purpose they were made available, whether a voluntary donation, a statutory contract, a legacy or a simple act of kindness.
  • To determine the overall direction and development of the charity through good governance and clear strategic planning.
Joane Brunner

Joane Brunner

Chair of the Board

Joanne has worked at a strategic level in large companies and uses her expertise to guide the Board towards excellence in charity governance.

Collin Peacock

Colin Peacock

Treasurer and Chair of Strategy Corporate Governance

Colin is an accountant and leads one of the largest accountancy firms as managing director, he supports us in all financial issues.


Mike Holt

Vice Chair of Strategy Corporate Governance

Mike has worked across both private and statutory sectors and brings his expertise grown from his charitable works to support the strategic development of the Board.

Anne Rowe

Ann Rowe

Member of Quality and Safety

Ann is a registered nurse and supports the work of the Quality and Safety committee with her specialist knowledge of health systems and building resilience.


Dipak Datta

Member of Quality and Safety

Dipak is a retired Consultant previously specialising in neurological conditions. He brings his clinical assurance and compassion for those enduring long-term conditions.

Shahnaz Aziz

Shahnaz Aziz

Vice Chair of Quality and Safety

With a professional background in Social Work, Shahnaz has significant experience of health and social care across charities, the NHS and local authority. She has previously managed community nursing teams and her expertise in Patient Public Involvement and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion will support our growth in these areas.

Siobhan Kesari

Siobhan Kesari

Member of Quality and Safety

Siobhan is a lawyer specialising in Clinical Negligence. She brings a depth of understanding of legal compliance, patient rights and her passion for excellent end of life care as a basic human right.

Janusz Jankowski

Janusz Jankowski

Member of Strategy Corporate Governance

Janusz is a consultant working in the area of oesophageal cancer with a local health trust. He shares his wide knowledge of national policy and best practice as well as a real understanding of fundraising.

Jennifer Richmond

Jenifer Richmond

Member of Strategy Corporate Governance

Jenifer is a Human Resources expert and supports the development of our People Services drawing on her expertise as a director of a large national transport company and independent consultant.

Saurabh Zindal

Saurabh Zindal

Member of Strategy Corporate Governance

Saurabh is an independent consultant and supports board colleagues with his extensive understanding of management development and contracting.

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Patrick Taylor

Member of Strategy Corporate Governance and Quality and Safety

Patrick has worked at Director level in the housing and charity sector and brings to the board a range of strategic experience in project management, charity retail and care services.

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Vanessa Doel

Member of Quality and Safety

Vanessa is an experienced Nottingham based GP and a GP Specialist Advisor for the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Her focus on the quality and safety of Healthcare provision brings additional clinical knowledge and skills to the Quality and Safety Committee.

Join our board

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of Nottinghamshire Hospice – overseeing our financial health and ensuring all activities comply with the necessary rules and regulations. We’re always looking for new trustees and are keen to hear from people with relevant professional skills and experience.