Rachel Wright - Chair of the Trustee Board

Rachel has a well-developed knowledge and nearly 30 years’ experience of health and social care services, spanning both clinical, professional and managerial roles. Rachel is also a qualified teacher.

Having established her own care business in 2009 she has developed this business to a high standard of service delivery with high care standards and has led the business to achieve a CQC rating of GOOD.

Rachel joined Tarporley Hospital as a Trustee in 2017 and has since been supporting the Trustees and Hospital team to develop for the future in line with the needs of the local population. Tarporley Hospital means to me a place to go to receive high quality evidence based care in a nurse led unit where staff are knowledgeable, caring and compassionate


Ros Fallon - Chair of the Clinical Quality Assurance Group

I am a semi-retired Registered Nurse and Health Service Manager with an MSc in Health Informatics. I have experience of leading clinical strategies and quality improvement. I led transformational change programmes both locally and nationally that have resulted in better and safer care for patients whilst improving organisational performance against quality, safety and financial indicators. I have held three board level Director positions in the NHS and I am currently a Non-Executive Director at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust.


John Iles - Chair of the Audit Committee

I am John Iles and have been a Trustee of Tarporley hospital for the past 5 years and Chair of the Finance Committee.  It is an inspiring place with which to be involved, clearly to have maintained its presence and reputation for nearly 100 years is quite simply the result of the terrific dedication and commitment of successive generations of staff, trustees and the wholehearted support of the local community.

I have worked with many companies including most recently Chester Zoo as FD.  There is a great similarity in the ethos and culture of the two organisations.  Common objectives in maintaining high standards of care and service for its customers /patients but crucially balancing that with a sustainable business and commercial model.

My background as an accountant include working for Ernst and Young principally in their International Division in Central Europe and assigned to the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) restructuring and privatising  the many state owned companies following the breakup of the COMECON countries in the early 90’s.  I have also worked for many large companies including Astra Zeneca, BNFL, and American Can.


John Simpson - Trustee Audit Committee

John Simpson, trustee and member of the finance committee, with specific responsibility for the Trust’s investments. I am a Senior Investment Director for Investec Wealth in Manchester and run multi asset portfolios for private clients, trusts and pensions. After, 23 years of working in the industry, if there is any advice I can give, remember ‘it wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark’, and therefore in your financial affairs, take action early!

As one of the trustees of the Hospital, I am always humbled by the extraordinary generosity of all those who volunteer, work, give their time and their money to us. It is a unique institution, providing a superb service to our local community and I am very proud to play my small part in the management of the hospital and the exciting plans for the future to enhance our offering.

The Simpsons live in Huxley, some 3 miles from Tarporley, with three (teens and twenty one) children, two of whom are almost self- sufficient!


Chrissy Lees Jones - Vice Chair of the Trustee Board

Tarporley Hospital is a special warm-hearted place where the nursing team show dedicated experienced care to each patient. All the staff and volunteers are professional, and my family and friends have all experienced excellent care.

We feel that it is a gem in our community and that it has a very bright future.

Whilst celebrating the past 100 years of caring for all in the community, the hospital is focusing on delivering the next generation of excellent services.

I, my fellow trustees and staff are passionate in ensuring that all we do is patient led and in the best interests of the community and surrounding districts.

I have lived near Tarporley with my husband and two children for 25 years. After attending school in Shropshire, studying catering in Worcestershire, I went on to study Business at Cambridge Business School. I’ve worked extensively in the hotel and catering profession both in the North West and in France.

I’ve also managed an outside catering business and I am the proprietor of The Swan Hotel, Tarporley.


Jane Windsor - Vice Chair of the Audit Committee

I have lived locally for the past 30 years and understand the place that Tarporley Hospital holds in the community.

I am a self- employed accountant and have worked closely with venture capitalists, banks and both industrial and service sector companies. My experience lies in setting up new companies, reorganising growing organisations and providing specific project-based advice and information. I am also involved in implementing internal systems to satisfy banks, investors and shareholders.

Horse riding has been a lifelong passion of mine, and I am delighted to be the Treasurer for the North West Region of Riding for the Disabled; I hold a Trustee position for the Thomas Moulson Trust, a local charity that provides educational grants to local students as well as support for the local church and village hall, as well as being Vice Chairperson of the local Parish Council.

Tarporley War Memorial Hospital is an important local charity that I am proud to be part of. The hospital has provided a wonderful service to the community for 100 years, extending far beyond nursing care for elderly people. I am excited to be part of the plans to further expand and improve the hospital in the near future.


Graham Gigg - Trustee Clinical Quality Assurance Group

A partner of the North-West firm Butcher & Barlow LLP, I have been a practising solicitor for most of my life. My practice focuses on Landed Estates and private client work concentrating on farming, development matters and rural business.

As a graduate of London University and Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association, I am honorary solicitor to both the Cheshire Agricultural Society CIO and the county’s agricultural chaplaincy.

Fortunate to be one of the trustees, I consider my minor role as supporting the Tarporley hospital as it adapts to change and improves whilst remaining true to its historical origins, a century ago. The very existence of the hospital 100 years later is testament to the dedication of those involved along with the support and affection shown to it by the community over such period. We need to ensure the preservation of the establishment so that it may continue to serve those in need of care in the future.

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