New Chair of Trustees - Isabel Hospice

Isabel Hospice welcomes Terry Philpott as the new Chair of Trustees.

Terry joined Isabel Hospice in October 2019 as a Trustee and has replaced the outgoing Chair and Trustee Rod Leggetter, who has stood down after almost seven years in the role. Terry has Chaired the Board’s Finance and Risk Committee.

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance of the charity.  They are unpaid volunteers who bring with them a wealth of specialist skills, experience, and knowledge relevant to the aims and objectives of the charity.
Commenting on his appointment as Chair, Terry said: “I am delighted to become Chair of the Board of Trustees. I never fail to be impressed by the great work undertaken by the staff and volunteers at Isabel and am very much looking forward to working with them to enable choice and access to excellent end-of-life and bereavement care.”

In September, Rod Leggetter announced that he would be standing down as Trustee and Chair of Isabel Hospice Board after the Annual Meeting which was held on 21st October 2021.
Helen Glenister, CEO said: “Rod has facilitated countless decisions over the years whilst chairing our Board of Trustees which has helped us form the Hospice we all know and love today. We are sure you will join us in extending a sincere heartfelt thank you to Rod for his many years of unwavering support, for which we are extremely grateful.’

Terry added: “I wish Rod every success in the future and thank him for the support and leadership he has provided to the Hospice over the last six years.”

Terry, who will be undertaking the role, alongside his position as Town Clerk at Ware Council, has over 40 years experience across a range of public and private sector organisations, which also includes town councillor, school governor, as well as working closely with the Rotary and the Round Table.

Terry concluded: ‘As well as wanting to give something back to the community, this new role is also very special to me on a very personal level. My mum was looked after by a hospice in her final days, and I have never forgotten the amazing care and compassion that she and our whole family received.”