Throughout my time at Hospice Isle of Man I have had the great Honour of working alongside a fantastic Board of Governors whose support for the charity and our Island’s community has truly inspired me.
Of course Hospice Isle of Man wouldn’t be where it is today without the longstanding support of our founders and devoted contributors to the charity, including our President of 11 years, the Venerable Brian Partington OBE, whom after his many years of dedication has decided to step down from the position.
Since Brian’s involvement with the charity began back in the 80’s, he has been an integral part of Hospice Isle of Man’s service development, growth and evolution and I am proud to be a part of where this has led us to today.
As Brian’s formal involvement with us comes to an end, I am sure you will all join me in extending him a sincere heart-felt thanks for his many years of unwavering support, for which we will be forever grateful.
Brian has not left the helm unattended, and his successor is no stranger to Hospice Isle of Man. Having recently stepped down from his role as Hospice Chairman, I am delighted that Sir Miles Walker has accepted the invitation to step into this prestigious position, which also will provide continuity for the fundamental work we are striving to achieve as we bring Hospice Isle of Man into a new era.
Having been involved with us for many years, Miles has facilitated countless decisions whilst chairing our Board of Governors, as well as the guided hand in forming our new strategy “Much More Than a Building”.
I am confident together with Sir Miles as our new President, Chris Hall as Chair, our Board of Governors, outstanding staff we really will bring our vision to life and reach everyone who would benefit from Hospice influenced care.
On behalf of everyone connected to Hospice, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Brian for his dedication, passion and commitment to Hospice Isle of Man, and wish Sir Miles every success in his new position.