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Trustees of ARHC

Our Trustees


The Board of Trustees operates for the benefit of the Charity and includes the following:

Kate Kirk Chair of Trustees

Kate Kirk is a ghost writer, editor and author of The Cambridge Phenomenon. She grew up in Cambridge and moved back after spending 20 years living and working overseas, including with the World Health Organisation in Manila. Kate started volunteering at Arthur Rank House in 2007 and became a trustee in 2010.

John Short Deputy Chair of Trustees

John Short is one of Cambridge's most respected corporate lawyers. He recently retired as Senior Partner at Taylor Vinters and has wide-ranging experience of all areas of corporate work, although he specialised in advising early technology companies. John is a Founding Director of Cambridge Science Centre.

Alex Manning Trustee

Dr Alex Manning has been a local GP for 15 years and has a particular interest in palliative care. Alex is keen to promote a closer working relationship between primary care and the services provided by the charity.

Arnold Fertig Trustee

Arnold Fertig is a retired GP. He was a partner at Nuffield Road Medical Centre in East Chesterton, Cambridge, for over 30 years. He has had a long term interest in developing patient centred care through better coordination of services and better communication. To further these aims, for over 20 years he has worked with local commissioning and community trusts, hospitals and the general practice community as well as patient groups. The work has involved clinical leadership and advice, and various roles in clinical and corporate governance, including at Board level.

Jennifer Brook Trustee

Jennifer Brook was Bursar of Churchill College until 2017 and is now working as a trustee and Director for a number of charities and organisations. She remains a Life Fellow of Churchill College.

Natalie Acton Trustee

Natalie is the Co-Chief Executive of Think Ahead, a mental health charity which recruits and trains mental health social workers. Previously she worked as a civil servant in a range of Government departments including HM Treasury, the Department for Education, and the No.10 Policy Unit.

Mark Kingstone Trustee

Mark Kingstone is a tax partner in the London office of Linklaters, a global law firm, where he has worked for the past 33 years. For a number of years he sat on the fund raising board of his university college. He has a personal interest in palliative care and is keen to contribute to the continued success of the hospice.

Lee Maughan Trustee

Lee Maughan is Chief Financial Officer at Push Energy Limited. Lee qualified as a chartered accountant with a regional accountancy practice before spending over 10 years with Deloitte. Lee was Director of the Entrepreneurial Business team in Cambridge working across the region with a variety of privately owned businesses. Since September 2015, Lee has been a Director of Arthur Rank Hospice Limited and he is also treasurer and vice-chairman of the Institute of Directors Cambridgeshire branch.

Rosy Stamp Trustee

Rosy Stamp is a qualified speech and language therapist who worked in children's special residential care, completing a research MSc in Education at Cambridge. She was CEO of St Helena Hospice for 11 years and hopes her passion for excellent palliative care will be useful to the hospice.

Stephen Kay Trustee

Stephen Kay is a Chartered Engineer and Company Director who spent 28 years with Cambridge Water, 13 as Managing Director. He now works as an Independent Non-Executive Director and consultant on a number of water-related projects in the UK and Europe.