Our Board of Trustees


Sara Weech, Chair of Trustees

Sara brings a wealth of experience to the Board of Trustees at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice following an extensive career within the NHS and social care sector, most notably as Director of Strategy for West Sussex Primary Care Trust. Click here for more.



Edward Nicholson, Deputy Chair of Trustees

Edward’s background is in investment banking and management consulting and he currently advises a small number of families on their business growth strategies and governance, as well as overseeing their personal investments. Click here for more.


Carol Alstrom

Carol's experience as a registered nurse working across health and social care, and more recently with the Hospice, has provided her with a wealth of knowledge and experience which, as a Trustee, she can use to support the mission, vision and values of Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Click here for more.

Rosamond Poncia

Rosamond was Head of Special Events and Corporate Department at national charity Save the Children for ten years and then left to set up a new charity, Action on Addiction, dealing with Drugs, Alcohol and Nicotine. Click here for more.

Philip Shears

Philip Shears QC was called to the Bar in 1972. He later became Assistant Recorder and then the Recorder of the Crown Court. Click here for more.

Josephine Smith

Josephine is a retired Chartered Phsyiotherapist, specialising in acute musculoskeletal skeletal injuries. Click here for more.

John Trotter

John graduated from Nottingham University and spent his working life at Bates Wells and Braithwaite (BWB) solicitors, where he was an Equity Partner and then a Senior Partner until his retirement in 2013 when he became a consultant. Click here for more.

"They anticipate my needs and I believe go the extra mile in ensuring the quality of my life is enhanced".


Wendy Young, patient