Our Trustees are the people who together are responsible for controlling the management and administration of St Peter's Hospice. They make decisions and work together through meetings of the Board of Trustees.
Dr Peter Goyder (Chairman)
Peter Goyder trained as a doctor at the University of Bristol, qualifying in 1986. He has been working as a GP in East Bristol for over twenty 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 ten years through Primary Care Trusts and clinical commissioning. At present he is on the board of Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group. He is married to a midwife and has two teenage children. He enjoys running and cycling. He became a Trustee on 17 October 2012.
Helen Staines (Vice Chair)
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 coming to Bristol University to read law. Helen qualified as a solicitor and work full time as a litigation partner in international law firm DAC beachcroft LLP. She is married with two daughters at university.
Roger Isaacs (Treasurer)
A Partner of Milsted Langdon LLP, licensed insolvency practitioner and co-ordinates the firm’s forensic accountancy activities. Qualified as a licensed insolvency practitioner, a CEDR accredited mediator and member of the academy of experts. He became a Trustee in October 2010.
Prof Karen Forbes
Currently employed by the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, providing clinical leadership to the Trust's advisory palliative care team. Became a Trustee in April 2010.
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 a Private Banker, before moving to Bristol in 2011. In 2012 he joined Lloyds Banking Group and heads up Lloyds Private Clients team for the South West and South Wales. He is married and lives near Chew Stoke with his wife Louise and three young children.
Alison is a Registered Nurse and has a wealth of experience in both primary and secondary health care provision and commissioning. She is currently Director of Quality and Transformation with Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group. Alison became a trustee in July 2012.
Martin Mohan has 15 years Director and 20 years Business Management experience operating in the IT services and software arena. He is owner of MM Connections Limited, a Business to Business introductions and management consultancy company. Martin provides interim and non-executive director cover, Sales and Marketing services and Board level introductions.
Paul was born in London before moving to the country and growing up in a small Oxfordshire village. He studied Building Surveying in Liverpool, moving to Bristol on graduation. Paul is a Partner at Alder King where he has worked for over 20 years heading up the Building Consultancy and Project Management team, working on a wide variety of commercial properties and projects across the UK. He is married and lives in Westbury on Trym with his wife Katie and two teenage children.
Shaheen came to the UK in the mid 1960s from Pakistan, travelling extensively in the South West due to her father's occupation. Her Secondary and University education was completed in Bristol. In the mid 1980s Shaheen founded and directed Maternity and Health Links, whose Linkworkers enable non-English speaking users to access health services. Currently, self employed as a Consultant Advisor to the Private, Voluntary and Public Sector when they are setting up new services for the Black and Minority Ethnic Communities. She sits as a Specialist member on Mental Health Tribunals and of the General Medical Council. She has been a Justice of Peace on the Bristol Bench for over 20 years, and is married to Mahboob Alam, with three wonderful Children and four gorgeous grandchildren.
Claire is an experienced human resources and organisational development director, and worked in the NHS since graduating 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.
Dr James Dodd
Dr Dodd qualified from the University of Bristol in 2001 and is currently a consultant in respiratory medicine and clinical lead for complex airways disease (severe asthma and emphysema) at Southmead Hospital.
He has a PhD from St George's and is a member of the British Thoracic Society, advisor to the British Lung Foundation and member of the South Gloucestershire integrated respiratory service board. His research interests include cognitive function and brain pathology in lung disease, digital technologies and interdisciplinary assessment of breathlessness.
Dr Dodd is married with two young children. He enjoys camping and walking with his family and friends.
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.