Governors and Trustees

Our Board of Governors and Trustees oversee and direct the affairs of the charity, ensuring that it is well run and delivering the charitable outcomes for which it is established.

Board members and Trustees are appointed on the basis of their experience, expertise and community involvement as well as for their commitment to, and passion for, the Hospice’s work.

Chris Hall (Chairman)

During my career I have worked in various commercial and senior leadership roles in the telecoms and technology sector, and over the last ten years I have held a number of non‑executive roles in different sectors, worked as an advisor to start‑up businesses and entrepreneurs and I recently co-founded a new technology business with two colleagues.

My main interests professionally are building high performing teams, delivering great customer service and having fun. My first involvement with Hospice was when I joined the Fund Raising committee in 2000, and I subsequently joined the Board in 2008. During this time I have been impressed and inspired by the passion and commitment of our amazing staff and volunteers, and have been proud to be part of such professional, caring and compassionate organisation.

John Rimmer

I am a lawyer with over 30 years in practice.  I came from a biomedical academic background, and my brother was the medical director of a hospice in Cheshire, but my focus in practice has mainly been the stewardship of private wealth and charities. 

I aim to put my technical and legal knowledge to good use: understanding, fostering, and developing the very best care through Hospice by maximising its funding, ensuring that the organisation enables staff to attend to patients, and shares know how on palliative care to achieve the most good in the Isle of Man.

Andrew Corlett OBE

A lawyer by training, I was managing director of the Cains Group for 20 years before retiring from private practice. I have served on the boards of several large multinational financial institutions as well as advising governments and supranational bodies.

I joined Hospice to help such an important part of the Isle of Man`s community and an organisation I have admired for many years. Hopefully my legal and commercial experience as well as my deep Manx roots will add value to Hospice and the wonderful work of its dedicated staff and volunteers.

Michele Moroney

I was born on the island and, after education at Rushen Primary then Castle Rushen High Schools, moved to the UK to study medicine at Manchester University.

Following graduation in 1985 and completion of the compulsory year as a House Officer in General Medicine & Surgery I pursued my career in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. I spent the subsequent five years in Sheffield Teaching & District General Hospitals. The lengthy training involving long hours, further professional exams & sleepless nights. I was awarded Membership to the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in 1990.

A move, in 1991, allowed me the opportunity to develop my special interest in subfertility & IVF at the Leeds Centre of Reproductive Medicine. After 2 years I was appointed as Senior Registrar and completed my general training in the Yorkshire region.

My first Consultant post was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and, on returning to the UK after 2 years, the opportunity of a Consultant post back on the Island came up. The interview took place at Crookall House, formally the old maternity unit where I had been born.

During my 24 years as Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology I established a satellite IVF service to benefit couples with fertility issues alongside my general O/G commitments. The service has helped to support and facilitate what can often be a difficult and emotional journey. In 2010 I was voted winner of the ‘Pride in Mann’ Good Service (Public Sector) Award for commitment to the fertility services in the Isle of Man. I retired in May 2023 but continue to support the fertility & IVF services along with the promotion and integration of women’s healthcare.

Between 2020 -22, I sadly lost my husband, followed shortly afterwards, by my father and then my mother. Experiencing “end of life” care first hand gave me insight into the great importance of Hospice and the care and compassion provided.

I am honoured to have been elected to the Hospice Board of Directors and the Patient Care Committee and hope that my experience, both professional & personal, will help to maintain & promote this vital charity.



Anna Kelly

I am a Chartered Surveyor with over 35 years experience within the property industry here on the island, where I was born and brought up, the UK and abroad. This includes working in the areas of refurbishment, development, valuation and management, experience put to use in the management and strategic planning of Hospice and Hospice Shops properties. 

I firmly believe in the importance of Hospice to the Isle of Man and it is a privilege to be able to contribute, alongside the dedicated staff and other volunteers, to Hospice's continued existence as an essential, much needed service providing the highest standards of care to the island's community. 

John McChesney

During my career I worked in a wide variety of industries but predominantly always in HR. I held a variety of roles and became the HR Director for a number of large and often International organizations. 

My main areas of focus were Leadership and personal development, coaching, and organizational culture change. I joined the Hospice Board to utilize my skill and experience with a group of people who are passionate about the quality of service they provide and are an essential part of the Manx community. Since my retirement in 2017 I have worked with numerous charities and organizations on a voluntary basis to support their people agendas. 


Catherine Black

I grew up in the Isle of Man, and went to Sheffield City Polytechnic in 1986 to undertake my nurse training.  I qualified with a BA (Hons) in nursing studies in 1990 and for the next 5 years I worked in a specialist oncology hospital in Sheffield – initially as a staff nurse and then as a research sister running clinical trials into new cytotoxic agents.  In 1995 I started as a nursing lecturer at the University of Sheffield, and completed by Masters in Education for Health and Social Care Practice in 1999. Whilst there I developed and lead the palliative care programme at diploma and degree level.

In 2000 I moved back to the Isle of Man, and worked in St Bridget’s Hospice (as it was then) as the Senior Sister on the inpatient unit. I then returned to education as a senior lecturer for the DHSC in 2004, being promoted to Principal Lecturer with a responsibility for governance in 2016. I am currently Principal Lecturer and Deputy Director for Education in Manx Care.

I am a Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy, and have a strong interest in leadership, governance, clinical standards and oncology and palliative care.

I joined the Board of Hospice Isle of Man in November 2022, and am the current Chair of the Patient Care Committee.

Tim Leeming

After initially following a scientific pathway, I changed track and spent the majority of my working life in the Fund Industry. I was focussed primarily on fund administration and systems, working for a variety of international firms on the Island, in London and in Luxembourg.

I hear all the time how important the Hospice is together with the superb dedicated and committed staff working within it.  I am passionate about the Island and Island life and now having more spare time, I was honoured to be accepted on the Board where I hope to be able to contribute in some small way to amazing and essential work that Hospice does.

Chris Eaton (Treasurer)

I have spent over 30 years building an international business and working with international clients in various sectors. I have also worked with Governments and charities on a pro bono basis to try and share my knowledge and experience.

James Geldart

After returning to the Island I wanted to bring skills I had learned during my international career to the Hospice. My background is in Banking and Wealth/Investment Management and I have various skills and professional qualifications that can help the organisation.

Hospice was a charity always supported by my family when I was growing up on the Island and I hope to bring skills that will help Hospice grow and make the most of the generous donations of others.

Sue Shute (Company Secretary)

I am a Chartered Company Secretary, (qualifying in 1993) with a career that has spanned a number of industries, including over 30 years’ experience in regulated financial services.   The last 20 years have been in Company Secretarial roles with a large international bank and more recently with a smaller independent business.   It is an honour to be able to support the dedicated work that the Hospice staff and volunteers provide across the Manx community.

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