Andy Chittenden - Chair of Trustee Board

Andy originally trained as a scientist, which has led to a varied career.  He has worked in sales and marketing for a private company; product design and innovation within a university setting; and between 2002-2007 he managed Liverpool Cathedral and its associated small companies and charities, where governance became a significant feature of his working life.  

Andy joined the NHS as a Company Secretary in 2007 and has been a self employed corporate governance consultant since 2014.  He works principally with distressed NHS provider organisations.

Andy has lived and worked abroad in Kenya (teaching); Papua New Guinea (scientific research) and Qatar (healthcare governance).   He has charity trustee experience arising from multiple roles since the 1990s.  He also has an interest in the commercial property market.


Colin Josephs - Vice Chair of Trustee Board

I am an experienced HR Director who has worked closely with CEOs, Boards, and senior teams in PLCs and Private Equity-owned manufacturing businesses over a 35-year career.

I have been closely involved in nationwide change projects and have operated in businesses across the UK and beyond.

I have focussed on creating can-do, accountable, cultures within organisations, developing people to achieve their best and hope that this experience can be of help in assisting the staff, Trustees, volunteers and other stakeholders in achieving the Trust’s new and exciting objectives over the coming years. I look forward to working with key stakeholders in the local community to identify where the Trust can make a tangible difference in meeting physical and mental healthcare needs.

Now retired, I spend time enjoying music (currently singing with a local community choir), skiing, golf and travel.


Caroline Stein - Trustee

After university, I served in the RAF as a Senior Dental Officer for eight years. Since then, I have worked in both NHS and private practices. I am married with two adult children and a black labrador.

For 20 years, I have worked in Tarporley retiring at the end of 2020. Many patients have told me about their family experiences with the hospital and it was clear that the building has a special place in the heart of our community.

Therefore, I was honoured to be asked to become a trustee. I have a wide range of experience in medical-related groups within our community. Besides dentistry, I have three times been elected as a Governor of the Countess of Chester where I sit on various committees and I am Chair of the Organ Donation Committee.  I am also Chair of Kelsall PPG and a trustee of their charity, which has funded and will run the Wellbeing hub adjacent to the new medical centre.  I also take part in Care community steering groups working closely with other like-minded charities in the rural area.

The above experience I have gained has put me in a strong position as we move to change the model of the TWMH from an inpatient hospital to a hub which will support care at home and in the community, outpatient clinics and other suitable services.  Working closely with partners and established service providers.

In my spare time, I love playing tennis, walking, tending my vegetable patch, cooking, and tackling fiendish Sudokus.

I very much look forward to working together with the staff and trustees to ensure that our building thrives and remains central to our community.  Helping to support the rural community to live healthier lives.


Richard Owen Roberts - Trustee

I am a resident of Hoofield, having retired to the area following a 40-year professional career working at a senior level in joint health and social care commissioning across Greater Manchester and the Northwest of England.

I worked across several clinical pathways during my career and prior to retiring, I worked as the Cancer commissioning lead at the Northwest Commissioning Support Unit.

Underpinning my career has been my commitment to working with all stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of quality health and social care services across many local communities.

Before joining as a Trustee, I previously worked as a volunteer at Tarporley War Memorial Hospital, undertaking several back-office functions and tasks. What struck me at the time of volunteering at the Hospital was the professionalism and dedication of all the staff that I met. There was a real empathy for not just the patients but also for their families and carers.

Since moving to the area, I have been actively involved in the local community and in May 2019 I was proud to be elected as a Parish Councillor to Clotton Hoofield Parish Council.

The Hospital is an integral part of our local community, and I was so pleased to hear that its future has now been secured. I strongly believe in the need for more care at home and enhanced service provision in our rural community and I will work tirelessly with all our stakeholders to ensure that this indeed happens.

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