How we are governed

Our Board of Trustees and Leadership Team are responsible for the day-to-day running of our organisation.

How we are governed

Herriot Hospice Homecare and its family of services are governed by a Board of Trustees, with a Leadership Team responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation. We are accountable to a number of external bodies. As a charity we report to the Charity Commission, as a limited company we answer to Companies House, and as a provider of direct healthcare, we are held responsible by the Care Quality Commission.

Our Board of Trustees

Our trustees donate their time and are responsible for the overall governance of the organisation. They must satisfy themselves that the appropriate strategic planning and policy development processes are in place to achieve the charity’s strategy within the parameters of an agreed budget.

They include specialists from the world of finance, healthcare, local government, media, and religion. They are responsible for the appointment of the Chief Executive, to whom they delegate the day-to-day management of the organisation. Our Board of Trustees oversees all of the organisations who are part of North Yorkshire Hospice Care:

Chair of trustees

Joanne Crewe


Lesley Bers

Catherine Walters

Darryn Hedges

Dr Hilary Enevoldson

Karen Wheeldon

Mark Robinson

Peter Gibson

Jon Park

Brendan Gough

Dr Nick Palmerley

Tim Milburn

Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team has a broad range of experience and skills and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation. The team includes:

Chief Executive: Tony Collins

Deputy Chief Executive: Tina Hedges

Director of Strategy and Development: Emily Dobson

Director of Strategy and Development: Gemma Umpleby

Director of Client Services: Clare Schmidt

Our ambassadors

As an organisation we are committed to growing positive relationships across the communities we serve, including through raising awareness of the care and support we provide. Our ambassadors represent us to do this. They are:

Countess Charlotte Peel

Dr Rosie Page

Peter Wright


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