The Trustees meet four times a year to consider grant requests, fund-raising activities, strategic planning, and governance.

Trustee Profiles:

sally-hull-150x150 Sally Hull (Chair)
Appointed: 2016
Sally has a long career in the NHS and university sector. As a senior partner in a large east London general practice she has experience of medical and palliative care in a multicultural setting. Her academic post at Queen Mary University of London brings experience of postgraduate teaching, service improvement and research to the board. She has family connections in Kenya.
David-Worthington David Worthington
Appointed: 2006
David was born in Africa and has family connections in Kenya. He is a commercial solicitor with offices in Bristol and London and has considerable experience of international and cross border legal work. He is very interested in palliative care and also HCK governance and compliance.
angelika-pic Angelika Kitching
(Treasurer)
Appointed 2014
Angelika is a freelance management trainer. She has many years experience assisting small businesses with finance and development and was the North Yorkshire Area Manager for The Prince’s Trust for fourteen years. As such she has considerable experience in assessing and monitoring grants.
ruthogier Ruth Ogier
Appointed 2016
Ruth works on Programme & Partnership Development for Hope for Children. Ruth spent two years out in Kenya volunteering and working with a number of organisations and with the Kenya Hospice and Palliative Care Association. She brings a lot of experience in developing programmes, particularly in Kenya.
Julia Strong Julia Strong
Appointed 2016
Julia currently works as an International Foundations  Manager with Sightsavers. She brings experience managing philanthropic partnerships with trusts and foundations, companies, and major donors  She also spent a year working in Kenya as a fundraising advisor for the Kenya Hospice and Palliative Care Association through a VSO volunteer placement.
mike-hughes-web Mike Hughes
Appointed: 1997, re-appointed 2010
Mike is a consultant in palliative medicine working at a Sue Ryder Hospice in Yorkshire. His career in hospice care was inspired by the time he spent working at Nairobi Hospice from 1992 to 1996 as the hospice doctor. He initially went for a year, stayed for 4 and has been committed to helping the hospice movement in Kenya ever since.
mike s Michael Smalley

(Vice-Chair)
Appointed: 2011

Michael has experience of research, education and health development in Africa. After malaria research in The Gambia, he taught in Nairobi University, followed by senior management positions in international research centres in Ethiopia and Kenya. Latterly as Director General of the African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF) based in Kenya he continued AMREF’s commitment to community-based health care, including palliative care.
Director Profile:
Lee Barker Lee Barker
Appointed: 2014
Lee is an accountant who has held senior positions in charities for twenty years, including Chief Executive at Saint Catherine’s Hospice, Scarborough for 10 years. She was a trustee of Hospice UK and chaired the Finance & Major Grants Committee.