There is a board of eight trustees, the majority of whom are registered nurses. They meet quarterly to oversee the Fund’s administration and ensure the highest standards of governance. The trustees are also responsible for ensuring that the Fund’s long term strategy is consistent with the trust deed and our founder’s original vision.

The day-to-day management of the Fund’s business and the processing of grant applications is undertaken by our colleagues at the Trust Partnership.

Chair: Lindsey Hayes RGN, RHV, PGCE (FE), MSc.

Lindsey was appointed a Trustee to the 1930 Fund for District Nurses in 2010.

Throughout her nursing and teaching career, Lindsey’s passion for improving health has been a driving force, committed to improve the health and wellbeing of the most disadvantaged groups in society.

Until recently, Lindsey worked at the Royal College of Nursing where she led the strategic development of nurses and RCN members who were striving to improve health and patient care.

Treasurer: Adam Fairhead

Adam has recently retired from the asset management industry, where he had 35 years’ experience, his most recent role being Chief Compliance Officer for HSBC Global Asset Management. Previous to HSBC, Adam worked for JPMorgan Asset Management and Fleming Asset Management (before it was purchased by JPMorgan).

Adam was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he gained an M.A. in Mathematics.

Jean Bailey RGN, RM, RHV, Msc.

Jean held senior nurse management posts over 43 years in the NHS and Independent healthcare sectors. Following retirement from full time employment with the Royal College of Nursing as the lead management adviser she was involved in the development and facilitation of the RCN’s political leadership programme in the UK and Europe.

Previously she had undertaken overseas consultancies in India, Ghana, Abu Dhabi and Ethiopia She has continued with charity work in Ethiopia, was a volunteer nurse adviser with THET and undertook voluntary work in healthcare in Ethiopia. She is a founder and chairman of the Aysanew Kassa Trust.

Peter W Goodwin BA (Oxon)

Peter Goodwin was appointed a trustee to the 1930 Fund in 1994. He is a solicitor, formerly a partner in the City firm of Freshfields (until 1990) and then a partner in the Westminster firm of Bircham Dyson Bell (until 2006) specialising in trust and tax work, and now retired. He is also a Trustee of several private trusts and a major Charitable Foundation in Bristol.

Judy Joseph RGN, RHV, BA (Hons) MA

Judy trained as a Health Visitor and undertook wide ranging roles in Community Health, holding management positions in the NHS, the voluntary sector, and working with the British Forces in several countries overseas.

She pursued her interest in preventative health and participated in research projects, including in Grenada, W.I.  She gained an Academic Nurse Research Fellowship, UCLMS and explored the professional practise of Health Visitors working with refugee families in Inner London. Judy now works in the Museum and Heritage Sector, currently on the British Museum’s ESOL Programme.  She is passionate about the therapeutic and enrichment potential museums and their objects offer to people’s psychological and physical well-being.

Jean Rowe RGN, RHV, PGCEA, MSc (Soc Res) FQNI

Jean originally trained as a general nurse and a health visitor and then undertook a teaching qualification and was employed as a Senior Lecturer for Health and Social Studies in Croydon College. She then became Director for Nursing for Hillingdon Community Health Trust before moving to Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham Health Authority as Lead Nurse in Public Health. Jean retired from mainstream work in 2002 but carried on with Consultancy Projects and research within the community.

International experience included public health nursing in India, teaching health promotion for SSAFA staff in Germany and working with Age Concern England and Moscow Red Cross. Jean was awarded a Fellowship of Queen’s Nursing Institute in 2009 for project work with Moscow Red Cross and Age Concern England.

Helen Willetts RN, MA, Specialist Practitioner District Nurse

Helen is a Director of Nursing, leading nurses across community and mental health services in Central and North West London NHS Trust.

Helen has a clinical background in community nursing and has an MA in coaching.

Elaine Clancy MPA, RGN, RSCN
Elaine is the joint Chief Nurse for Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and Croydon Place as part of the SWL ICB . She has over 30 years NHS experience in a variety of clinical and operational roles across provider , community and commission . Elaine is passionate about ensuring a high quality of care to patients and the wellbeing of the hard working teams she leads.
Sarah Hayes RN, DN, MSc, QN
Sarah is Chief Nurse at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust. She has over 17 years’ experience at senior management and leadership level in nursing, operational, and corporate leadership within the NHS and has spent many years working in London across both hospital and community settings.

Sarah is a qualified District Nurse and has been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse.

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