Meet the team

Here are our amazing team who help make the care we provide possible

See the people who help make Teesside Hospice the special place it is

  • David Smith - Chief Executive

    David Smith - Chief Executive

    Following an early career in finance David entered the voluntary sector in 1995 working in housing and advice before specialising in mental healthc...

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  • Elaine Criddle - Chair

    Elaine Criddle - Chair

    Elaine completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) at Durham University in 2001. Elaine has been a Trustee of Teesside Hospice for...

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  • Bob Jewell - Treasurer

    Bob Jewell - Treasurer

    Bob has 40 years financial experience in both Local Government and the Health Service. He was the Deputy Director of Finance for South Tees Hospita...

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  • Bill Pickersgill - Trustee

    Bill Pickersgill - Trustee

    Bill has been a Trustee at Teesside Hospice since October 2009 and is a member of the Audit and Governance board. Bill has lived most of his life i...

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  • Les Fysh - Trustee

    Les Fysh - Trustee

    Les retired from British Telecom in 1995 having worked in senior engineering management roles both here and in the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu...

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  • Erica Turner - Company Secretary

    Erica Turner - Company Secretary

    Erica Turner was appointed a Trustee of Teesside Hospice Care Foundation in October 2013.  Erica completed her law ...

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  • Tim Payne - Trustee

    Tim Payne - Trustee

    Tim spent 10 years working in head office positions in London for retailers including Debenhams and Disney Store.  He moved to the North East ...

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  • John Dixon - Trustee

    John Dixon - Trustee

    John is a Professor of Applied Physiology and Rehabilitation, and the Associate Dean (Research & Innovation) in the School of Health & Life...

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  • Gary Whitehead - Trustee

    Gary Whitehead - Trustee

    Gary Whitehead is a business leader whose career has spanned commercial and industrial sectors. For the last 25 years Gary has gained extensive exp...

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  • Jo Malone - Trustee

    Jo Malone - Trustee

    Jo Malone has 30 years experience in public sector communications and marketing roles in the Teesside area, gained during her ca...

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  • Angie Wardle - Finance Director

    Angie Wardle - Finance Director

    Angie joined local accountancy firm Baines Jewitt aged 18 and was lucky enough to find a career which was perfect for her. Angie gained so much pra...

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  • Michelle Larkin - Director of Nursing and Quality

    Michelle Larkin - Director of Nursing and Quality

    Michelle joined the hospice in 2017 as Deputy Director of Patient Services, and was delighted to take up the post as Director of Nursing and Qualit...

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