Our trustees

The charity is overseen by a Board of Trustees who are unpaid. They bring their experience and expertise to the operation of the charity ensuring that we adhere to our Charity objectives, establish a strategy and comply with laws and regulations. They challenge and support the Executive Team and monitor the organisation in its use of best practice.

We are currently seeking new members of our Board of Trustees. Please contact us at info@cransleyhospice.org.uk for additional information.

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Paul Humphrey (Chair)

Paul is an experienced General Manager and Non-Executive Director, with an M.B.A. from Cranfield University Business School. With a bachelor's degree in Music from Hull University and an early career in UK Manufacturing and Human Resources Management, he has held a number of senior executive positions in the international fashion/consumer sector.

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John Smith

My entire working life was spent in the NHS – Hospital Doctor, General Practitioner, Macmillan Fellow and then finally Consultant in Palliative Medicine.  For much of that time I was responsible for the ongoing education of doctors, initially as course organiser for GP training and later as Oxford University Clinical Tutor.

While I was Consultant I was responsible for the formation of Cransley Hospice and on retirement became its Patron.  I am also Patron of Northamptonshire Motor Neuron Disease Association and Vice President of Parkinson’s UK Kettering.  In 2006 I was ordained Priest in the Anglican Church.

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Daniel Freeland

Dan has a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from the University of Derby. He has gained extensive experience working on the Dr. Martens brand since 2003. His core experience lies in using consumer insights to build marketing campaigns which encompass brand communications, PR, events, music and brand partnerships. In addition, he has significant retail marketing experience working across both direct to consumer retail channels and by working with some of the UK’s biggest high street partners. He also has wide experience of managing extensive budgets, teams and agencies to deliver results in line with global strategies.

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Andy Attfield

Andy is educated to Master level in HR and Employment Law and Chartered Status Member or the CIPD. Commercially astute and self motivated HR professional, possessing 13 years of sound generalist experience in fast pace multi-site environments. A strong record of coaching and developing others and experience of business partnering Managing Directors and Functional Directors across various disciplines including Supply Chain, Commercial, Category, Marketing, Multi-Channel, Pricing and Branch Operations.

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Maxine Estop Green

Maxine has over 20 years of hospital operational experience. She was the first Hospital Director of an independent hospital in the UK to gain an outstanding CQC inspection report . Along with strong operational delivery experience, she has directed various major multi-million pound projects to build new hospitals and healthcare facilities in the UK. Maxine lives with her family in a small village near Kettering.

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Chris Turner

Chris is a chartered accountant with 20 years experience, particularly in working with charities (including NHS charities) and has worked at senior level in a number of large organisations. His main professional interests are process automation and the future of finance, clarity of reporting, and tax issues affecting charities. Chris lives in Kettering with his family.

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Deirdre Mukhtar

Deirdre retired after working as a consultant in audiovestibular medicine at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in London for over 30 years.

She has held a variety of management, quality assurance and teaching roles including clinical director and honorary senior lecturer in UCL, has undertaken formal functional evaluations of departments at other major teaching hospitals and has served on a number of national committees, both professional and charitable.

She was privileged to meet Dame Cicely Saunders, the founder of the hospice movement (‘there is so much more to be done’), many years ago. Deirdre lives in a very small village in North Northamptonshire.