Board of Trustees
Compton Care is governed by our experienced Board of Trustees, all of whom generously offer their time free of charge.
The Board has overall responsibility for all Compton Care activities and play a vital role in ensuring the charity is run in the interests of the people we exist to serve.
They strategically oversee the management and administration of the organisation and lead the following Committees:
- People & Support Services
- Quality Assurance
- Finance & Income Generation
Each Committee has a minimum of three members who are Trustees, supported by other key Compton Care staff who have particular skills and expertise relevant to that Committee.
Our Trustees bring a unique and high standard of skill, expertise and passion to the charity to help ensure Compton continues to deliver high quality care and experiences to our patients, service users and supporters.
Should you wish to see the Register of Interests for the Compton Care Board of Trustees please write to CEO Office, Compton Care Group Ltd, Compton Hall, 4 Compton Road West, Wolverhampton WV3 9DH or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We guarantee to respond to your request within 20 days.
Appointed as a Trustee in 2016
- Board Champion for Research
- Chair of Renumeration Committee
Ros is an experienced NHS Chief Executive and health care leader who combines a dental background with substantial leadership experience across the full range of health and social care settings. She was Chief Executive of an NHS Partnership Trust offering mental health, learning disabilities, and substance misuse services. Ros then led the highly respected Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust one of only two specialist women’s hospitals in the UK
- Healthcare Leadership
- Partnership working
“Being Chairman of Compton Care is both a privilege and a pleasure. Compton strives every day to make a difference to people’s lives at one of the most important times of their life. The memories made live on and shape all of our lives. Being able to serve my community and bring my skills and experience to Compton is hugely rewarding and something I do with great passion.”
Appointed as a Trustee in 2017
- Board Champion for Information Technology and Cyber Security
- Chair of Finance and Income Generation Committee
Jim has wide experience gained at many levels in a variety of global roles during a lengthy career with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Jim has held senior finance and IT roles within the UK organisation, including Treasurer, Plant Controller and General Credit Manager, all of which also included extended European management responsibility.
“On retirement from Goodyear I wanted to give back to my local community. As Compton was instrumental in ensuring my father in law’s last few days were comfortable and pain free, I promised him that if ever I had the opportunity, I would help Compton as best as I could. Thus my passion to help Compton Care.”
Appointed as a Trustee in 2022
After gaining his degree in Business and Management and Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, Adam spent nearly 20 years in business development and marketing roles in the construction industry. Following a further three years in management consultancy, helping clients focus their strategy, leadership and engagement, Adam is now Performance & Quality Director for a national construction and engineering business. In addition, he has spent 12 years on the Board of a local educational trust, three of which as Chair.
- Marketing and business development
- Business strategy and engagement
- Organisational culture
“I’ve grown up with Compton Care, having gone to school just up the road. My mother also volunteered here in the early 1990s during a short period of remission from cancer. The organisation has a fantastic reputation in the region and is loved by so many. It has always been considered to be one of the best charities around so the opportunity to contribute to its future success excites me greatly; to help a deserving organisation and to make my late mother proud.”
Appointed as a Trustee in 2021
- Board Champion for Retail
Andrew has enjoyed a successful career in the Automotive industry for over 30 years. As a car enthusiast, he worked through various roles to ultimately gain a senior position within a large PLC. In 2018 he decided to take a break from PLC life and since then has worked as a self- employed consultant.
- Retail sales
“My passion for Compton Care is driven from the care both of my parents received towards the end of their lives. I experienced first-hand the outstanding compassion and care that my parents received during my many visits to Compton Hall and I knew one day I would go and back and help and assist in any way I could you. I am truly grateful to be a Trustee and to give a little bit back.”
Appointed as Trustee in 2021
Anne has enjoyed a long and successful career in both retail and private banking and currently heads a wealth management business in Birmingham. Anne has latterly focused on the investment and lending side of banking and manages a team of bankers and investment managers along with a portfolio of her own clients. Whilst Anne still works full time, any free time is spent walking or gardening.
- Team Management
“During my long and hectic working life it has always been my intention to help a charitable organisation and give something back. The time is now right for me to get involved and I have always admired the work that Compton Care carries out in the local community. I am delighted to be involved with the organisation as a Trustee and look forward to contributing to the charity’s continued success.”
Appointed as Trustee in 2022
Dav is a highly experienced GP working within our local community. Dav specialises in learning disabilities and autism and has extensive experience of working on Boards and Committees. He knows Compton very well and is keen to support in expanding our services.
- Quality Improvement
- Equality and inclusion
“I have grown up locally and always admired the work undertaken by Compton Care in a personal and professional capacity. I am very grateful to be given this opportunity to work with the whole team at Compton Care to ensure all people living with and support those with incurable conditions get the care they need and deserve.”
Appointed as Trustee in 2023
With a career spanning some 40 years and having recently retired from a leadership role in the financial services sector, Denise is a senior business leader with deep knowledge and experience in all areas of a business and how to drive transformation to deliver continued success.
- Strategy and execution
- Equality in the Workplace
- Business Development
“Compton Care is a charity very close to my heart – when it first opened my mom was seconded from the NHS to work here, and I remember her coming home and talking about how wonderful it was. I am excited to be appointed a Trustee so I can give something back and support the great work the charity does both in the community and on site.”
Appointed as a Trustee in 2015
After studying Business and Economics Gary started his career in the aircraft industry working in Product Support. In 1981 Gary established the highly successful Burke Bros Moving group, the company has since expanded acquiring several other companies throughout the West Midlands and now includes industrial and private properties.
“Compton has been a provider of care to our community and we have all known many people including family members that have been in Compton’s care during the last 40 years. Giving time to such a caring organisation that is part of our everyday lives is something everyone can do to make sure Compton is still looking after people with incurable illnesses for the next 40 years. Giving support and help where I can is very rewarding, knowing we are all helping patients, their families and Compton’s great team and staff.”
Appointed as a Trustee in 2021
- Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee
Helen worked as a GP in the Wolverhampton area and has had a long and positive relationship with Compton Care.
- Quality Improvement
“By providing the highest quality person centred care for those living with life limiting illness and for those at the end of their lives, Compton Care makes a real difference in our community. I am extremely honoured to be able to work with such a tremendous team to continue the Compton Care journey as a centre of compassion and experntise.”
Appointed as a Trustee in 2021
Julia is a semi-retired Solicitor, working part as a consultant and as a Judge on the Oxford and Midland Circuit. She became Managing Partner of her law firm in the late 1980s. Her legal experience as a solicitor is wide, but predominantly in the fields of insurance law and large and complex personal injury.
- Charity duties and responsibilities
“I live close to Compton and have direct knowledge of the wonderful work of our charity. I understand on a very personal level the value to individuals, their families and the wider community that Compton brings. I have previously been a volunteer working in two of Compton’s shops and both my father and father-in -law were helped by Compton when ill with cancer.”
Appointed as a Trustee in 2020
- Board Champion for Freedom to Speak Up
- Chair of People & Support Services Committee
Linda is a registered Nurse, active coach, teacher and mentor. She has held a number of senior nursing roles within the NHS and has extensive professional training and experience.
“I am delighted to be a member of the Compton family. As an experienced nurse in the NHS, I often felt frustrated at the way in which we cared for patients requiring palliative care as quite often it lacked that individual approach which can result in people feeling marginalised and afraid. At Compton Care, the emphasis is on the individual and their families to ensure their experience is the best it can be. The whole organisation is clearly cited on this, not just the clinical staff but everyone. The service delivered at Compton Care is invaluable and I feel privileged that I am able to contribute.”