Governed by experience

Board of Trustees

Meet our board and 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 
  • Remuneration 

 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 We guarantee to respond to your request within 20 days. 

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Ros Keeton

Appointed as a Trustee in 2016

  • Board Champion for Research
  • Chair of Remuneration 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.

Ros is a Trustee of Hospice UK and the Chair of the Hospice Boards Council (HUK)

Key skills:

  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Governance
  • 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.”

Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees

Jim McKinnon

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.

Key skills:

  • Business
  • IT
  • Finance

“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.”


Adam Frankling

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.

Key skills:

  • 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.”


Anne Brookes

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.

Key Skills:

  • Finance
  • Team Management
  • Relationships

“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.”


Dav Bagary

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.

Key skills:

  • Medical
  • 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.”


Denise Burkett-Stus

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.

Key skills:

  • 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.”


Gary Burke

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.

Key skills:

  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Business

“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.”


Helen Hibbs

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.

Key skills:

  • Medical
  • Leadership
  • 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 expertise.”


Julia Holden

Appointed as a Trustee in 2021

Julia is a retired Solicitor, working part time 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 was predominantly in the fields of insurance law and large and complex personal injury claims.

Key skills:

  • Legal
  • Charity duties and responsibilities
  • Management skills

“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 provides. It is a safe haven at very difficult and challenging times. I have also been a volunteer working in two of Compton’s shops and know the benefits that the generosity of the public brings. Several members of my family were helped by Compton when ill with cancer. I am so grateful for the skills and kindness of all the staff, and proud to be a part of the team.”


Linda Pascall

Appointed as a Trustee in 2020

  • Chair of the 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.

Key skills:

  • Nursing
  • Leadership
  • Coaching

“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.”