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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 writes and lectures on all aspects of Cambridge’s world-renowned technology cluster. She started volunteering at Arthur Rank House in 2007 and became a trustee in 2010. Kate is also a trustee of Cicely Saunders International, a charity which supports research into palliative care. Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the modern hospice movement, was Kate’s aunt, so she has had an interest in hospices and palliative care for as long as she can remember.

John Short Deputy Chair of Trustees

John Short was one of Cambridge’s most respected corporate lawyers until his retirement in 2013 as Senior Partner of Taylor Vinters. John is a founding director of Cambridge Science Centre and has wide-ranging experience of all areas of corporate work, although he specialised in advising early technology companies.

Alex Manning Trustee

Dr Alex Manning is a local GP with 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. For over 30 years he was a partner at Nuffield Road Medical Centre in East Chesterton, Cambridge. He has had an interest in developing better patient centred care through more coordination of services and communication. For over 20 years he has worked with local commissioning trusts, and all NHS providers of local health care as well as patient groups. The work has involved clinical leadership and advice, and roles in clinical and corporate governance, including at Board level.

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.

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.

Megan Mathieson Trustee

Meghan Mathieson is a Communications Specialist currently working on improving and developing health and social care in London. Meghan has worked on a number of public health initiatives over the last 8 years, from working to change behaviour and perceptions surrounding end of life care; supporting vulnerable first time mothers to break the cycle of disadvantage in pregnancy and beyond; campaigning for CPR to become mandatory in the school curriculum and improving support and reducing stigma for those living with HIV.

Mehrunisha Suleman Trustee

Mehrunisha is a post-doctoral researcher and medically trained bioethicist at the Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge. Her research involves an ethical analysis of the experiences of end of life care services in the UK from Muslim perspectives. She is an expert for UNESCO’s Ethics Teacher Training Programme and was awarded the 2017 National Ibn Sina Muslim News Award for health. She has an ‘Alimiyyah degree in traditional Islamic studies, which she was given under the supervision of Shaykh Akram Nadwi at Al Salam Institute in 2013. She was recently appointed a Council Member at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

Mike Fell Trustee

Mike Fell is a founder partner of Key Capital Partners, an SME focused private equity firm and a qualified chartered accountant. During the last 30 years Mike has direct experience of working with end of life providers in both a personal and professional capacity. He is keen to use his skills and experience to support the continued success of the hospice.

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.

Rosy Stamp Trustee

Rosy Stamp is a qualified speech and language therapist who worked in children's special residential care, completing a research MEd 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.