What are Trustees?

Trustees are volunteers responsible for ensuring the mission and long-term aims of the charity, Dove House Hospice, are met. Trustees: ensure the resources of the charity are used appropriately influence the direction and long term plans of the charity take legal responsibility for the charity.

Becoming a Trustee

Becoming a Trustee at Dove House will give you an opportunity to develop the strategic direction and long-term plans of the hospice, use your skills and knowledge and develop in new areas and make a real difference to people living with a life-limiting illness. If you think you might be interested in becoming a Trustee for Dove House Hospice then telephone 01482 784343 or contact us for more information.

Board of Trustees

Philip Daniels

I have served as a hospice Trustee for almost twenty years now and am dedicated to the hospice mission to improve quality of life for our patients suffering life limiting illness, I have a keen interest in how that mission is best financed and managed. I am a Hull lad and a retired optometrist. I am also a Trustee of a well-known local religious charity and am proud to be a Freemason. I am an avid collector of bric-a-brac and suchlike so the hospice shops are a great hunting ground! At Dove House our patients and their families and carers experience a world of holistic specialist palliative care and support which is second to none. I consider it a very special privilege to help make it all happen.

Jim Doyle

Vice Chairman
I am a self-employed provider of Non-Executive Solutions across a wide range of sectors. I am also a veteran tennis player and trainee golfer, piano student, walker and cyclist. The role of a Trustee is interesting, challenging and fulfilling and I enjoy adding commercial value and advice to the Executive Team given the perpetual challenge of fundraising they face. The hospice is held in such high regard by the community it serves, a deserved reputation reinforced daily by the professionalism and compassion of its staff at all levels

Jan Antons

I have worked in healthcare for over 30 years initially working in pathology before moving into a career in therapeutic radiography. I have held several roles in the healthcare industry both in the UK and in the US. In recent years I have focused mainly on business, marketing and strategy. After completing my MBA in 2019, I wanted to put my newly honed skills to good use, taking on a new role at work to serve my local community. I want to ensure Dove House is in a position to continue delivering outstanding care both in the hospice and in the community with my particular area of interest in helping to develop and review the long-term plans and strategic direction for Dove House.

Maggie Butt

I feel very honoured to be a part of the Dove House team who are the most professional and dedicated group of people that I have ever worked with. I was a volunteer for 5 years before becoming a Trustee in 2014 and remain a regular volunteer today. What makes me most proud of being part of this formidable team? We’re positive, passionate and professional and do everything possible to meet the needs and wishes of everyone that we serve.

John Dunning

I am a practicing Barrister and have been a member of the Board for some years. As well as serving as a Trustee I am also the Chair of Governors at an East Riding Secondary School and a member of both the Hull and East Riding Education Appeal panels. I am firmly committed to the ethos of Dove House and believe that our greatest strengths are the quality and commitment of our volunteers, complemented by a professional clinical and administrative staff of the highest calibre.

Dr Dan Harman

I'm a fulltime Consultant Community Geriatrician which means I spend time caring for older people both in the community and in our local acute hospital. This is my first Board appointment and one of the most rewarding roles I have taken on; hopefully my lack of previous Board experience is compensated by my passion for improving the care of people living in our area. I value being able to contribute to the direction Dove House is travelling and I’m proud that I’m playing even a small part in what makes it so great.

Jim Harris

I have just joined the board of trustees in 2022 and feel really positive about being part of such a dynamic and innovative organisation. I grew-up in the Humber region and after working nationally for the bulk of my early career came back to Hull in 2009; always aware of the wonderful work Dove House undertook and its unique place in the health care hierarchy of the area. I have seen first-hand the vital part the organisation plays in our community and the services offered to so many families. My main job involves working day-to-day with retail property in Hull city centre, including the Business Improvement District, which gives me a great insight into changing shop and shopping trends, now, and looking forward. Similarly, I will look to extend awareness and promote the great work Dove House undertakes among my city centre colleagues.

Anthony Rowland

I have over thirty years of experience in the accountancy profession and became a Trustee because I felt it was time to contribute to the wider community and provide some valuable input to the hospice based on my experience.

Raj Roy

I am a consultant clinical oncologist at Hull University Hospitals NHS trust and this is where I first witnessed the major positive contribution made by the team at Dove House in making lives that little bit better for patients and their families. I was struck by the positive vibe of the hospice and the optimism and enthusiasm of the staff. When the opportunity came to become a Trustee, I felt honoured and privileged to take up the role.