• Terry O’Leary
      Terry O’Leary Chair of Trustees

      Appointed Chair Elect in May 2016, Terry O’Leary has worked in global finance and retired in 2017. Terry was born and grew up in London, before going to Oxford University to study Modern History. Now living in Horsham, St Catherine’s is close to Terry’s heart after we looked after his wife Jenny. Terry has two sons and five grandchildren.

    • Alison Livesley
        Alison Livesley

        Alison has been a Trustee since 2016.  Her professional career was in planning and project management, working on major airport developments including Heathrow Terminal 5.  She has been a Trustee for a special education charity, and a governor of a local special needs school.  Alison is a keen sewer, member of the Contemporary Quilt Guild and Secretary of local textile art group Curious Threads.

      • Catherine Blackburn
          Catherine Blackburn

          Catherine joined us in October 2016.With a professional background in brand marketing, she currently works part-time in business consultancy. Away from work, Catherine’s a keen walker and regularly battles with her garden! She lives in Dorking and has one son.

        • Nicola Neal-Smith
            Nicola Neal-Smith

            Nicky has a professional background in Financial Services where she held Director level roles in Client Operations, Risk and Digital Channels.  Nicky is currently working in Project Management and is a qualified Business Coach.

            She is also Chair of Trustees for the West Sussex Mediation Service and is a Parish Council Chair in the Horsham District.  Nicky had personal experience of the service delivered by St Catherine’s when they cared for her grandparents, and she has supported through fundraising over many years since.

          • Kate Midgley
              Kate Midgley

              Kate has worked in the construction and build environment around compliance and governance for over 20 years and is looking forward to focusing her energy, time and commitment in St Catherine’s. She lives in Copthorne and feels passionately about the invaluable work of the hospice, and has supported us through fundraising for many years.

            • Greg Andrews
                Greg Andrews

                Greg grew up in Australia and recently retired as Chief Operating Officer at Christ’s Hospital. He’s a qualified chartered accountant and spent most of his working life in finance, banking and investment management. He lives in Horsham with his wife, and enjoys music, cycling and travel. He’s looking forward to engaging with his local community and joining the team at St Catherine’s.

              • Philip Ingleby
                  Philip Ingleby

                  Philip is a Chartered Surveyor and has worked in the business and property world for over 30 years, both in the UK and internationally.  He grew up in Horsham but now lives in Reigate with his wife and three children, and is a keen cyclist and beekeeper.  He is very much looking forward to supporting St Catherine’s in its vital work for the community.

                • Richard Griffin
                    Richard Griffin

                    Richard was born and grew up in Crawley. He has worked in finance for over 30 years, mainly in technology and energy markets. St Catherine’s has a special place in his heart as his dad Geoff was cared for at the Hospice. Richard lives with his wife in East Grinstead and they have a son and a daughter. He enjoys cycling and golf in his spare time and is excited to be joining the team as a trustee.

                  • Yolanda Fernandes
                      Yolanda Fernandes

                      Yolanda enjoyed a rewarding career as a senior leader, operational manager and paediatric nurse in Healthcare.  She retired in 2015.  Her professional interests, skills, and lived experience include Experience Based Design (EBD), Shared Decision Making (SDM), Clinical Governance and Quality Improvement.  She is an active advocate of nurturing inclusive leadership in organisations.  She lives in Faygate and works as a Life Transition Coach and Inclusive Leadership Development Facilitator.  She also volunteers as a Dementia Champion.  She is looking forward to joining the Hospice as a Trustee and engaging with staff, volunteers, and the local community.

                    • John Abbott
                        John Abbott

                        John became Trustee Elect in March 2022. He was a global managing partner of a professional services firm and retired in June 2022. John remains a strategic advisor on a number of company boards and a Trustee of other charities. His wife, Tracy, was cared for by St Catherine’s so the hospice has a place in his and his family’s hearts. He and his three sons have been active in raising money for St Catherine’s over the last two years. In his spare time John enjoys travelling, walking, sailing, and golfing – and best of all time with his three grandchildren.

                      • Di Riley
                          Di Riley

                          Prior to retirement, Di had a scientific background in cancer research and strategic planning for cancer at Director level in both the NHS and the New Zealand healthcare system.  Di grew up in the local area and spent many years working with local and regional cancer service teams in Surrey, West Sussex, and Hampshire.  St Catherine’s is very close to Di’s heart after we looked after a very close friend, and more recently her mother and family, through Covid.  Di is very much looking forward to joining the team and St Catherine’s to give her experience and knowledge back to the local community.  With more free time on her hands, Di enjoys playing golf, hiking, and travelling, especially in the Southern Hemisphere.

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