The team and its work at Prospect Hospice is overseen by a Board of Trustees – locally-based, professional people who volunteer their time, skills and experience to the hospice in areas relevant to their own personal and professional experience
The members of our Board of Trustees are profiled here:
Tim Willis (Chair)
Tim is Chairman of the Board of Trustees and also sits on the Patient Services Committee. In his professional career he is Associate Director of International Relations at the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Tim has been a direct beneficiary of the work of the hospice; his partner Hugh was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, and died in the hospice in April 2007. Since becoming a trustee, Tim has been active in raising the profile of the work of the hospice more widely through the National Council for Palliative Care, and through interaction with staff.
Clive Bassett (Deputy Chair)
Clive chairs the Finance and Income Generation Committee and sits on the Audit and Risk Committee. Clive trained as a chartered accountant and is the Commercial and Finance Director for Sirona Care and Health, an independent, not-for-profit organisation, providing publicly-funded health and social care services in Banes and South Glocestershire. Prior to this, Clive worked in a variety of senior roles including roles for a FTSE 100 company and KPMG. Clive is Swindon born and bred and has two grown up children. In his spare time Clive enjoys sport, photography and motorsport.
Dr Peter Alberry
Peter sits on our Finance and Income Generation Committee and chairs our Audit and Risk Committee. Peter ran an international power generation consultancy business, following his retirement from National Power plc in 1999, where he was Director of Engineering. He has a wide experience of international power projects, and has also been a visiting professor at Swansea University for the last 17 years. Peter was previously chairman of Threshold, a charity for homeless people in Swindon for a number of years, and is particularly interested in helping young, homeless addicts to recover their lives. Peter is married to Nicky who is actively involved with Rotary and the charity Swindon Cares.
Angela sits on our Patient Services Committee, and is a Non-Executive Director of Great Western’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. She is also a trustee of the Holborn Estate Charity (HEC). Angela’s professional background is in finance and corporate governance. Angela has experience of charity administration both at the HEC and the GWH, where she chairs the Charitable Funds Committee. As a Non-Executive Director she actively tries to improve the patient experience, particularly with respect to dignity in care.
David sits on our Finance and Income Generation Committee. He moved to Swindon in 1983 to work for Intel. His various jobs with the software giant have given him a wealth of business experiences, as well as the chance to run large international projects. A number of David’s close relatives have benefited from the care offered by the hospice movement and, since becoming a trustee, he has been very impressed by the professional yet caring environment that the Prospect Hospice provides. David lives in Swindon’s Old Town with his wife and three daughters.
Joined March 2013
Caroline has worked in the financial services industry for over 25 years with an extensive background in business conduct and risk management. Caroline sits on the Finance and Income Generation Committee and the Audit and Risk Committee. She has been passionate about volunteering throughout her career and has volunteered for a number of charities over the last 30 years. Caroline has lived in or around Swindon all of her life and currently lives in Old Town with her husband and two young daughters. She loves gardening, cooking and entertaining friends.
Joined March 2013
Douglas sits on our Finance and Income Generation Committee. He lives in Chippenham and works in Bristol as Head of Corporate Affairs for the Military Aviation Authority, with a background in project and programme management, and risk management, with qualifications in HR, training and development. He first encountered the work of a hospice when his wife was cared for at home in the last few weeks of her life. Douglas’ pub quiz team is a prolific fundraiser for Prospect Hospice. Outside of work, he has two adult sons and, when not in his garden, Douglas can be found on his bike or learning to play the piano - although only rarely in combination!
Dr Penny Tidbury
Joined August 2012
Penny chairs the Patient Services Committee and has had a long-standing interest in palliative care following working at the Royal Marsden Hospital after qualifying as a junior doctor in the 1980s. Penny has worked for the NHS for 35 years, and she had management experience as Lead Clinician in the pathology service at Great Western Hospital. Penny is currently Consultant Cellular Pathologist at North Bristol NHS Trust. She is a member of the South West Regional Quality Assurance Team, visiting laboratories throughout the South West.
Dr Lindsay Whittam
Joined January 2013
Lindsay has been qualified as a doctor since 1990 and has been a consultant in Swindon since 2000. More recently, Lindsay has been Trust Lead Cancer Clinician at the Great Western Hospital since 2010. Lindsay sits on the Patient Services Committee and the Audit and Risk Committee. Her interests outside of work include the theatre, cinema and pilates.
Dr. Fiona Baskett
Joined Autumn 2013
Fiona graduated from Aberdeen University Medical School in 1982. After brief spells in Canada and Australia, she has spent most of her professional life as a family doctor in the UK. Fiona works as a GP and medical educator in Wiltshire, where she has lived for nearly 20 years. Fiona sits on the Patient Services Committee. Her non-professional interests include bee-keeping, walking and local history.
Joined Autumn 2013
Mandy sits on the Patient Services Committee and is a Solicitor at Royds Withy King LLP. She has over 12 years experience in law and specialises in private client practice, dealing with wills, lasting powers of attorney, trusts, taxation and estate planning generally. She has an interest in the local community and has just starting out as a respite foster carer for Swindon. Her non-professional interests include gardening, her chickens and art.
Joined September 2015
Eleanor is an Account Director at local public relations consultancy, Vox, where she represents and advises businesses of all sizes and industries, with a specialism in heathcare, education and the public sector. She sits on the Finance and Income Generation Committee. Eleanor lives in Old Town and in her spare time enjoys running, spending time with her family and good food.