Hospice welcomes two new trustees

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ST Wilfrid’s Hospice has welcomed two new trustees to its board.

Clive Ward, an Eastbourne resident, had an early career in the Armed Forces before working for a FTSE 100 company where he held a number of senior management positions, including eight years as a member of the executive board until his retirement.

He is also a director of a number of companies and governor of St Bede’s School Trust.

Christopher Bean also joins St Wilfrid’s and he is a partner and member of the board of management at Gaby Hardwicke Solicitors, where he is head of Private Client Services. He is a past president of the Eastbourne Law Society and currently sits on the executive committee of the Law Society Property Section.

He is also a Trustee of Eastbourne Mencap, governor of the Cavendish School and a director of the St Bede’s School Trust.

The hospice has nine trustees under the chairmanship of Arnold Simanowitz OBE. Trustees are recruited for their specific skills and expertise and are responsible under charity law for the governance of the charity. They work in partnership with the chief executive, Kara Bishop.