Our trustees

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.
Yvonne Sanders
Appointed 2019
Yvonne is a CIMA qualified accountant. She worked for a number of years for the NHS and then joined Oxfam as part of their humanitarian teams in projects based in Africa and around the world. More recently she has worked for a small community based charity in Scarborough and is now retired.
Suzanne Stevenson
Appointed 2019
Suzanne began her career as a journalist and wrote for regional and national newspapers before moving into communications. She has more than 15 years’ experience in public relations and communications, working for a range of organisations including: the Association of London Government, disability charity Scope, Westfield London and currently at the national hospice and end of life care charity Hospice UK.
Sarah Onyango Appointed 2017 Sarah is the Director, Technical at the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and leads the global technical leadership team. She also coordinates the IPPF International Medical Advisory Panel. She is a medical doctor and has worked in senior roles in global reproductive health and rights. Early in her career she served as a medical officer at the Nairobi Hospice in Kenya.
Sharon Maweu


Appointed 2021

Sharon is a Nutritionist and has worked at Aga Khan hospital and International rescue committee in Nairobi. She also worked as a project lead with Afro-Canadian Evangelical Mission in South Sudan. Sharon recently graduated with a MSc in Global Public Health Nutrition from the University of Westminster.
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


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.
Our staff




Pauline Everitt – Director
Appointed 2021







Catherine Nelson -Development and Fundraising 

Appointed 2017

Pauline started her career in the NHS, originally as an orthoptist and latterly as a manager in Public Health. For the last 15 years she has worked mainly within the voluntary sector, including posts working with the Red Cross and the UN in the Caribbean.








Catherine has worked in the international development sector on project management and fundraising for over 10 years.