Salisbury Hospice Charity is administered by a board of nine unpaid trustees. They are appointed for a three-year period and may be re-elected on a three-year rotating basis.

David Pardoe

David Pardoe (Chair of the Board)


A Founding Director of Rosehill Advisors, David has been a Chartered Surveyor for over 15 years, specialising in rural properties and businesses. He is actively involved in professional training, being an External Examiner for the Royal Agricultural University and an assessor for the Assessment of Professional Competence for entry to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Victoria Bracey (Vice-chair of the Board)

Victoria grew up in North Wales, attending Ysgol Ardudwy, and has degrees in Modern History from Oxford, where she held the position of Junior Dean at Pembroke College, and in International Relations from Cambridge.

Since 1996 Victoria has advised and worked with a number of local and national charities in the areas of funding and strategic development. She has a particular interest in arts and education funding and is currently on the board of the National Youth Music Theatre, a key advisor to Snow Camp, and a lay member of the College of Canons at Salisbury Cathedral. Victoria also worked for many years with the homeless and addictions charity, the Spitalfields Crypt Trust in Hackney. She lives in Teffont, is married to Andrew and they have two teenagers.

Mr Ian Downie

Mr Ian Downie (trustee)

After studying Dentistry in Liverpool, Ian later studied medicine in Southampton and trained in general surgery before completing specialist training in Maxillofacial surgery and was appointed consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, where he is currently the clinical director of the musculoskeletal directorate. As well as being on the faculty for head and neck anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons, he has also held the post of Salisbury postgraduate dental tutor for seven years and has run the south coast head and neck anatomy course for 14 years.

Dr Andy Hall (trustee)

Andy has worked as a GP in South Wiltshire since 1983 and is now the Senior Partner of The Orchard Valley Partnership. He sits on the Executive Board of Wiltshire CCG and for many years has been heavily involved in GP education both locally and nationally.

He is a passionate supporter of the England cricket team and loves listening to live music.

Mark Merrill (treasurer)

For many years Mark has combined a part-time employed role as a Finance Director with Independent accountancy practice. In that capacity, he works as an adviser mainly to organisations in the voluntary sector on issues of financial and general management, governance and planning. He works with both trustee boards and management teams. Mark retired as Finance Director of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2016.

He was a board member of a large UK charitable housing association for twelve years and its elected Chair for six years. In his leisure time, he enjoys music, carpentry and watching cricket.

Stella Sykes  

Stella Sykes (trustee)

Stella has lived in Fordingbridge for 25 years and has worked for Salisbury Hospice as a volunteer and bank administrator for nearly 20 years. She has also been involved with many fundraising events. Her background has been in copy-writing, writing press releases and editing a trade magazine for the fashion industry as well as organising a major trade show twice a year.

She has written two novels, several short stories and articles. She was Governor representing the Volunteers for Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Hospital from November 2006 to November 2009.

Stella Sykes  

Peter Hill (trustee)

Peter was Chief Executive of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (Salisbury District Hospital) until Feb 2017 having had a career in nursing and NHS management.

He is currently a Director at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon and has served 40 years in the NHS.


Stella Sykes  

Jo Broom (trustee)

I was born in Devizes and raised in Pewsey, so very much a Wiltshire girl!!

I first came to Salisbury in 1981 to attend the local college and then went on to do my Nursing and Midwifery training. I worked in the Salisbury Infirmary and Salisbury District Hospital as well as the local community as Midwifery Sister.

As well as working here, I had both my children at the hospital and so have always felt a strong connection to it.

I now own and run my own business in the city with my daughter.

In addition, I am an elected City Councillor and I am proud to have been Mayor of Salisbury in 2014 when I successfully raised money for a Sensory Garden at Exeter House Special School.

I am also on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce.

Salisbury is a very special place and we are very lucky to have such excellent facilities at our local hospital and I feel very privileged to be able to support the Hospice in any way I can.

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