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Marie Curie appoints five new trustees

Author: Leila Hawkins
27 March 2017

Marie Curie has appointed five new trustees to its Board of Trustees. The new members are doctors and chief executives from the healthcare, retail and utilities sectors.

Dr Rachel Burman has been a Consultant in Palliative Care for over 20 years. She has worked in a variety of settings including community homes and hospices and has been at King’s College Hospital for the last 12 years. She has a particular clinical and research interest in palliative care for people with a non-cancer diagnosis, especially neurodegenerative disorders. She is an integral part of the MND Clinic at King’s. 

An MA in Medical Ethics and Law combined with her clinical experience, inform her role in teaching and training, as well as positions past and present with the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland, and the University of London Senate Panel. Previously she was King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust governor.  

Steve Carson is Director of Retail and Customer Operations at Sainsbury's Argos. He began his retail career by helping out in his parents’ grocery shop before joining Sainsbury’s in 1988 as a trainee manager. He went on to hold various store, regional and head office management roles at Sainsbury’s, before culminating as Managing Director for the London and east zone.

He joined Argos as Retail General Manager for the central region in 2006, and has since been Head of Retail at Homebase and Argos Retail Operations Director, before taking up his current post as Director of Retail and Customer Operations in 2013. He was appointed to the Group Executive Board in June 2014. 

John Compton CBE has worked in the Northern Ireland Health & Social Care system for over 40 years. He has held a number of positions with Health & Social Care Trusts, most recently Chief Executive of the Regional Health & Social Care Board, the commissioning organisation for Northern Ireland. In that role, he led the development of Transforming Your Care, a strategy for the future shape of Health & Social Care in Northern Ireland. In 2013, he was awarded the CBE for services to Health & Social Care. 

Richard Flint has been Chief Executive of Kelda Group and Yorkshire Water Services Ltd since April 2010. Prior to that he was the Chief Operating Officer of Yorkshire Water and Director of the Company’s Water Business Unit.

He is the Chairman of Kelda Water Services, Keyland Developments, a trustee of the global water and sanitation charity WaterAid, a Board member of the water industry trade body Water UK, Chairman of the Business in the Community (BITC) Advisory Board for Yorkshire and the Humber and a member of the BITC Water Taskforce. 

Patricia Lee has over 35 years’ experience in the health and social care sectors. She started her career as a nurse and has worked in the NHS as a clinician, a manager and finally as a director of a Trust in East London. She then joined Nuffield Health and spent 15 years in various roles including Hospital Director, Regional Director, Commercial Director, Group Clinical Director and ultimately Chief Executive of the Hospitals Division. 

She is currently Chief Executive of Embrace Group, an independent provider of health and social care providing residential, educational and supported living services to children and adults. Trish is passionate about ensuring people engaging with services receive personalised care and support of the highest quality.  

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