Chrissy Lees Jones - Chair of the Trustees 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.
Colin Barlow - Chair of the Estates, Compliance & Risk Committee
Colin was Director of Estates at the Countess of Chester Hospital before retiring in 2011 following which he undertook consultancy roles at major acute hospitals across the country advising on contractual and technical matters. He has been a resident of Tarporley for 40 years. ‘We are all very privileged to live in a countryside community that values and supports a wonderful and unique charity hospital. I am very pleased be able to contribute to the continued success of Tarporley War Memorial Hospital through my knowledge and expertise acquired in a career in the NHS.’
Sarah Marrow - Chair of HR Committee
I graduated in law before undertaking postgraduate study in human resources management. Having started my career in Big 4 consulting at KPMG and Arthur Andersen, training and working primarily in reward consulting and organisational change I made the switch to an in-house HR role. During my HR career I have worked across a broad range of sectors including well-known Blue-chip brands Rolls-Royce, Barclays Bank and Thomas Cook Airlines. In my current role as Director of People & Engagement for a business services organisation, I head up the HR function and contribute to the strategic direction of the company.
Outside of work, my passion for skiing led me to spend two ski seasons working for an international ski school in Courchevel in the French Alps. I live in Northwich with my partner Andrew and a rescue lurcher.
I joined the Trustee Board in May 2018. I am a chartered Member of the CIPD and a qualified Executive Coach.
Dale Vimalachandran - Clinical Quality Assurance Group
Since 2010, I have been consultant surgeon at the Countess of Chester, after completing medical school at the University of Liverpool and surgical training in the Northwest. I specialise in bowel disease and bowel cancer, but also spends much of my time looking after an increasingly frail and elderly population. With this in mind and working within the severe constraints of the NHS I have been incredibly keen to see Tarporley hospital develop as an adjunct to NHS care. I am hugely proud of all that has been achieved by both the clinical and executive team over the last few years that I have been a trustee and I am honored to be able to serve my community in this way. As a local resident, to me Tarporley Hospital means “family and friends”.
John Simpson - Finance/ Investments Trustee
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!
Rachel Wright - Co-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 Finance 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.
Graham Gigg - HR Committee
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.
Jane Windsor - Finance Trustee
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.