The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance of LOROS and meets six times each year.

The Board comprises up to 15 members who are both trustees of the registered charity and directors of the company, which is limited by guarantee.

All of our trustees are unpaid volunteers.

The President holds an honorary position but does attend board meetings. The role also involves conferring awards to LOROS staff and volunteers and promoting and representing LOROS in the local community.

Jennifer, Lady Gretton, DCVO JP LLD (Hon) D Univ (Hon) Hon DLitt

President

Date of joining LOROS board

  • 1999 as LOROS President

    Work/occupation

  • Retired

    Activity on LOROS sub-groups/committees

  • LOROS Special Events Committee

    About Jenny

    As president, Lady Gretton involves herself in LOROS activities and events. She recently has become more involved in the 1,500 volunteers by trying to make this large group of people feel more connected and part of the Hospice and the wider LOROS community.

    Jenny has a daughter, who is married with three children, and a son, who is also married with three children. Jenny’s hobbies are music, sport and all aspects of steam.

    Lady Gretton’s husband died in LOROS in April 1989 after being looked after by the nurses and doctors for 14 months after his diagnosis of terminal cancer.

    Other community involvement

    Organisation Position
    Leicester Early Music Association Patron
    SSAFA President of Leicestershire and Rutland branch
    Radio Leicester Applause Charity President
    Soft Touch Arts Patron
    Menphys President
    Leicestershire Historic Buildings Trust Patron
    1279 Squadron Air Cadets Melton Mowbray President
    Jo Humphries Memorial Trust Committee for Inspire Awards
    Leicester Cathedral Music Foundation Trustee
    Friends of Leicester Catherdral Member

  • Professor Robin Graham-Brown, BSc(Hons) MBBS FRCP FRCPCH

    Chairman of the Board of Trustees

    Date of joining LOROS board

  • 2012

    Work/occupation

  • Retired Dermatologist/Medical Manager

    Activity on LOROS sub-groups/committees

  • Chair of the Board of Trustees
  • Chair of the Education and Research Committee
  • Honorary Officers Committee
  • Remuneration Committee

    About Robin

    Robin is married to Margaret and they have three grown up sons and four grandchildren. Robin is a member of the MCC and, as well as cricket, enjoys most sports but especially equestrianism, as well as travel and music. He and Margaret have been members of the Ratcliffe Chorale for a number of years.

    This is my second period as a Trustee, having served three terms in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. I rejoined the Board in November 2012 and succeeded Professor John Feehally as Chair in June 2017.

    Although I practised in a medical discipline where death was a rare event, I have always been passionate about the need for society to treat older people with dignity, and to offer comfort and care at the end of life to all who need it and to their families and friends. Accordingly, in addition to my involvement with LOROS, I was at various times directly responsible for trying to improve end of life care in the community and in the acute hospital sector – as the Clinical Lead for End of Life Care for the East Midlands Strategic Health Authority and as Director of Services for Older People at University Hospitals of Leicester.

    Past President and an Honorary Member of the British Association of Dermatologists. Member of the Executive Committee of the St Francis Leprosy Guild. Chair the Philanthropy Advisory Board at the University of Leicester. Robin is active in his local parish (Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in East Leake) and was for a number of years a member (some of the time as Chair) of the Board of Governors of Ratcliffe College and Grace Dieu Manor School. He has been a member of the Catenian Association for over 40 years.

  • Mr Andrew Stant, FCA FIAB

    Vice-Chairman & Honorary Treasurer

    Date of joining LOROS board

  • 1987

    Work/occupation

  • Partner in a firm of Chartered Accountants

    Activity on LOROS sub-groups/committees

  • Honorary Officers
  • Treasurers Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Income Generation and Marketing Standards Committee

    About Andrew

    Andrew lives in Ashby with his wife and has one son. Andrew is also Treasurer of a model railway club in Coventry.

    Andrew’s uncle died from cancer in hospital over 30 years ago when there were no hospice facilities available. Just afterwards the previous LOROS Treasurer asked him if he would volunteer as he was retiring. Andrew felt that this was an ideal way to use his professional training as an Account to help the development of LOROS.

  • Mr Richard L Brucciani, OBE DL

    Date of joining LOROS board

  • 2016

    Work/occupation

  • Executive Chairman of Pal International Ltd

    Activity on LOROS sub-groups/committees

  • Education and Research Committee
  • Business Development Group
  • Create 2020 cultural audit
  • Tell us what you think patient survey work

    About Richard

    Married to Sheila, they have two daughters in Harrogate, one son in Toronto and another in Olomouc (Czech). Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant and subsequently becoming a Director of the fledgling Young Volunteer Force Foundation in London.

    Now Executive Chairman of Pal International Ltd, a company specialising in infection prevention and hygiene products for export to food, pharmaceutical, healthcare and industrial markets. The manufacturing base is located in Lutterworth and the company has offices in the Middle East and representation in Asia Pacific.

    Former Chairman of East Midlands CBI, becoming National Chairman of the Smaller Firms Council and member of the National Manufacturing Council.

    Richard was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List 1995 for his contribution to smaller businesses. He was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Leicestershire in 1999.

    Other voluntary activities have included Membership of Leicester University Council, Trustee of the Chaplaincy to the University, Trustee of Menphys and school governorships.

  • Mr Chris Greenwell, LLB

    Date of joining LOROS board

  • 2014

    Work/occupation

  • Partner in Gateley LLP

    Activity on LOROS sub-groups/committees

  • Income Generation And Marketing Standards Committee

    About Chris

    His main field is dispute resolution, an area for which he is responsible within the practice across the East Midlands.

    He has been an equity partner, based in Leicester, in various law firms since 1987.

    Chris has long been professionally ranked in the Legal 500 and/or Chambers which are objective quality appraisers of the Legal profession.

    He is a member of The Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and is a Past Chairman of the Round Table Area 14.

    Chris is married and has two adult children. He enjoys mountaineering, skiing, rugby and military history.

  • Tim Maxted

    Date of joining LOROS board

  • 2016

    Work/occupation

  • Chairman and Chief Executive of Berkeley Insurance Group

    About Tim

    Tim has significant experience of trusteeship and advisory boards at both local and national levels. These include The Prince’s Trust, Victim Support, The University of Leicester, the Children’s Hospital Appeal and also a charitable trust that he founded. These roles all demonstrate Tim’s enthusiasm and commitment to the charitable and voluntary sector.

    He was appointed by HM The Queen as High Sheriff of Leicestershire, completing this annual appointment in April 2018.

    The work of LOROS has long been of interest to Tim and he brings his broad skills and experience to the governance of the charity of which he has served as a Trustee since November 2016.

    Tim also plays an active part in the local business community; he enjoys rural life from his home in East Leicestershire and spending time with his two young sons.

  • Mrs Pauline Tagg, RN/RM MBA

    Date of joining LOROS board

  • 2014

    Work/occupation

  • Chairman EMAS

    Activity on LOROS sub-groups/committees

  • Chair the Clinical Governance Committee
  • Member of the Placement Steering Group

    About Pauline

    Pauline qualified as a State Registered Nurse and a Midwife in the 1970’s. After gaining experience in a number of nursing and midwifery roles she was appointed as Director of Surgical Services and then Executive Director of Nursing and Quality at the Grantham and District Hospital where she stayed for 5 Years before moving to Wigan. After two years as Executive Director of Nursing and Facilities at the Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust she was appointed Executive Director Nursing at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust in 2000, a position which she held for eight years. During that period she was responsible for the standards of nursing care, development and delivery of nursing strategy and Infection Prevention and Control. She was Executive Lead for patient and public involvement and completed two periods as Acting Chief Executive.

    Since that time Pauline spent two years as an independent consultant in the NHS providing executive coaching, planning and conducting reviews of clinical services, as well as hospital quality assessments commissioned by the Department of Health. In 2010/11 Pauline was a non-Executive Director for the Leicestershire and Rutland County PCT where she was involved in developing commissioning strategy and scrutiny of provider Trusts, as well as chair of the Clinical Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

    In the autumn 2011 she was appointed a non-Executive Director of the East Midlands Ambulance NHS Trust focussing on strategy development, scrutiny of executive directors and Chair of the Quality and Governance Committee. She was appointed Interim Chairman in November 2013 to stabilise the leadership team and work with the interim Chief Executive to create an environment to deliver improved performance and strengthen governance. Following a recruitment process in August Pauline was appointed as Chairman of EMAS from October 1st for two years.

    Pauline was awarded an MBA from the Henley Management College in 1997 and she has received an MBE in recognition of her contribution to healthcare in Leicestershire. In her spare time Pauline plays golf and enjoys walking.

    LOROS is an excellent local charity providing healthcare to the most vulnerable funded in the most by charitable donations. Hospice care is something Pauline is passionate about and now she has the time to offer her knowledge and expertise.

  • Dr Nik Kotecha OBE

    As Chief Executive Officer at Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Dr Nik Kotecha OBE has utilised his passion for drug discovery and International Trade towards the company’s commitment to “Making Quality Healthcare an Affordable and Accessible Reality Throughout the World”.

    Nik started his education at Newcastle, with a First Class Honours Degree in Chemistry; then he went on to do a PhD at Imperial College in London, and finally further Doctorate work at Cambridge University. His areas of research included drug discovery of molecules to treat type II Diabetes and Infection.

    Nik draws on his expertise in R&D and worldwide ethnic and cultural diversities gained through visiting most continents, and experience of exporting Healthcare products worldwide. He has a strong passion for giving back to the local community, country and International Aid Sectors.

    As a board member of the British Generic Manufacturers Association (BGMA) Nik represents the interests of UK based manufacturers and suppliers of generic medicines and helps to promote the development of the generic medicines industry in the United Kingdom. As well as this, Nik became a Councillor of the CBI East Midlands Regional Council, an Enterprise Forum which represents the voice of business to government.

    In the June 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours Dr Nik Kotecha was truly honoured to be awarded an OBE for services to Entrepreneurship, Innovation in Pharmaceuticals Services and Philanthropy.

    Nik enjoys spending time with his wife, two children, other family members and friends. He regularly watches sports games and has a keen interest in economics. Nik also likes to have an active involvement within political affairs.

    Chris Murray MBE

    Date of joining LOROS board

  • 2019

    Work/occupation

  • Company Chairman

    Activity on LOROS sub-groups/committees

  • Chair of Retail Committee
  • Chair of Business Development Steering Group

    About Chris

    Chris is married to Diane and has two grown up Children, Charlotte and Matthew, both of whom are Scientists. Chris had a 40 year Executive career in the UK Energy industry during which time he chaired 3 companies, was CEO of 3 others and held numerous other Executive and Non-Executive positions.

    Chris has a passion for skills development and was awarded an MBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours list for his services to skills in the Energy and Utility sector and for his charity work. He is a past President of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers with a keen desire to see the value of Engineering more widely recognised with the UK.

    Having been a keen sportsman throughout his life Chris took up distance running in 2011, ran his first marathon in 2013 (raising funds for LOROS) and has since racked up over 20 marathons, completing all the world’s major marathons in the process.

  • Dr Richard S. Hurwood MBBS, FRCGP, DRCOG, DL

    Former GP in Leicestershire

    Date of joining LOROS board

  • 2019

    Work/occupation

  • Former GP in Leicestershire

    Activity on LOROS sub-groups/committees

  • Member of the Clinical Governance Committee

    About Richard

    Richard was born in Thurmaston and qualified in medicine from Guy’s Hospital, University of London in 1977. After junior hospital appointments, he was commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps and served in Germany and Northern Ireland.

    He subsequently became a full time GP in Syston until 2016, including the on call out-of-hours commitment until 2004.

    He also served as Medical Officer, and later Commandant, of the Leicestershire Northamptonshire & Rutland Army Cadet Force.

    During his career, he was also a clinical teacher at the University of Leicester and an immediate care doctor.

    He served on various NHS administrative bodies locally, and was a board member of East Leicestershire & Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group from 2013 to 2016.

    He was commissioned as a Deputy Lieutenant of Leicestershire in 2006. He co-chairs the Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Civil Military Partnership Board and is also a member of the East Midlands Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee.

    He lives with his wife Dinah in Rutland; they have two married children and two grandsons. Richard enjoys bell ringing and open water swimming.

    He was a new GP in Syston when LOROS opened its doors to its first patients and their families in 1985 and ever since he has witnessed the superlative care offered by all the team to patients and their families at a crucial time in their lives.

    He aims to play his part in helping LOROS retain its excellence in caring for our people, and hopes that his clinical experience as a front-line GP in the county for over thirty years will be of value.