The WISHH Charity is governed by its Board of Trustees, who are all local people volunteering their time to support the aims of the charity.
Ultimately, they are responsible for the management and conduct of the charity. They are here to support fundraising efforts, as well as ensuring all monies raised are diligently invested and disbursed in line with the wishes of the donor, department or unified with the priorities of Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospitals.
Sue Lockwood (Chair)
Sue is an experienced trustee and company director having served on several Trust boards and is a founder Trustee of WISHH.
After graduating from university where she studied law Sue qualified as a solicitor. Most of her 30-year career was spent working at a senior level in Local Government. She was chief lawyer in two major local authorities and retired from her post as Director of Corporate Resources at the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to care for a family member. When her carer responsibilities came to an end, she has focused on using her skills and experience to support local groups and charities and as a volunteer.
As Director, she was responsible for multimillion-pound budgets, the management of 1,500 staff and a range of services including Finance, Pension Fund Investment, Human Resources, Legal and Democratic, Procurement, Engineering, Infrastructure and facilities management and Administration. She has held various statutory and regulatory roles including Monitoring Officer and responsibility for the registration of births, deaths and marriages in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Sue was honoured to be appointed as High Sheriff serving Hull and the East riding of Yorkshire 2019/21 furthering her work in the community and delighted to be able to continue to promote and support the work of WISHH.
Her hobbies include gardening – especially weeding which she describes as highly therapeutic, cooking and loves relaxing entertaining friends around the table. She is a committed and active member of her local church.
Sue lives in the East Riding with her husband and has a grown-up son and daughter.
Debs was born in Hull and attended Wolfreton School. She studied Law at The University of Leicester and qualified as a solicitor in 1984.
Debs returned to East Yorkshire and joined Philip Hamer and Co as an assistant solicitor, later joining Myer Wolff and Manley where she became a senior partner and head of the Family department specialising in various aspects of child care law including adoption and public law child care. Debs was a senior partner and head of the family team there until 2005 when she was called to the Bar and joined York Chambers.
In 2011 York Chambers merged with Broad Chare Chambers in Newcastle to form Dere Street Barristers. Debs was part of the team managing the transition phase of the merger and subsequently served on the Executive Board managing the business for several years. Dere Street is one of the largest chambers on the North Eastern circuit with in excess of 100 barristers and a multimillion-pound budget.
In 2019 Debs retired from court practice and became a Door Tenant at Dere Street, and retaining a mentoring role to junior tenants in chambers.
Debs and her husband John live in the East Riding and have a “blended” family of 5 children and 9 grandchildren. They are a very active family and count 4 Ironman triathletes, multi time marathon runners and park runners amongst them.
Outside of sport, Debs loves music especially live gigs, the theatre and volunteers at Mires Beck Nursery, a charity providing workplace experience for adults with learning disabilities.
Lee Bond – Nominated Hospital Trust Trustee
Lee Bond has worked in NHS Finance for over 20 years, working in a number of Acute Trusts across the North of England. He started his career in Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHSFT, where he gained his professional qualifications whilst progressing through the ranks to reach the post of Director of Finance in 2004. This was followed by three years at Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust where, besides his finance duties, his portfolio included responsibility for the construction of the £260m PFI funded hospital. More recently, Lee worked as a Director of Finance at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust before coming to Hull in 2012. Lee was appointed to his current post as Chief Financial Officer at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in March 2013.
Jacky’s life has been spent working within the Food Industry, many years as Technical, Innovation and Compliance Director at Aunt Bessie’s Ltd and currently works with William Jackson Food Group, supporting all their subsidiaries but plans to retire in December.
Jacky also runs her own Consultancy business working with a significant number of food manufacturing businesses where her work varies from product innovation, food safety management, business organisational reviews and business continuity planning. She specialises in the management of process failures and product contaminations which often result in product recalls, often requiring close liaison with home authorities, lawyers, insurers, specialist services and in some cases, even the emergency services.
In her spare time, she likes to travel, especially to France and is trying hard to master the French language, she also loves cooking, entertaining, gardening, golf and running (but not too far!) and is passionate about fundraising for the charities that are close to her heart. Jacky loves spending time with her Husband Andrew and their friends and is a committed member of both her local church and one in Marseille, France (mainly on Zoom!).
Joining the board of WISHH trustees in 2021, she is really hoping that she will be able to utilise many of her business and life experiences, to work with her colleagues, to help deliver the charities exciting strategic ambitions.
David Haire MBE – Nominated Hospital Trust Trustee
David Haire has spent his entire working career in the Health Service in Hull working both in numerous hospital settings within Hull and subsequently at Health Authority level, before return to hospital management, He studied for his professional qualifications whilst working at The Princess Royal Hospital.
For a number of years he occupied a senior planning role within the Hull Health Authority, which involved him in the planning and development of community health services. This role brought him into contact with the voluntary/charity sector. An interest that continues to this day in his role as a Fundraising Director. As his career progressed, he occupied a number of Executive Director positions within the Hull University Teaching Hospitals. He was the responsible director for the development of major building developments within the City, including the Queen’s Cancer Centre and supported the various developments developed, in recent years, by the Daisy charity.
David has three grown-up sons, two of whom have careers in the NHS and the eldest who is a mathematician.
Martin Hall left Hymers College, Hull in 1976 and joined the British Army in the same year and was commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1976. He left the Army in the rank of Captain in 1987 having served in Kenya, Germany, Northern Ireland, Falkland Islands, Oman and Brunei in a variety of roles.
Martin studied Civil Engineering for three years and as Chairman and Managing Director ran the Hull-based family business, Hall Construction up until 2017. He now Chairs Batty Joinery Manufacturers, based in Hull but working across the UK. In addition to this he is also involved with a number of Charities including The Hull Military Covenant, which helps look after our Veterans, Merchant Adventurers in York and is a Governor of Hymers College.
With three children, all of whom live away from home, Martin now has the time to be involved with WISHH and he hopes that his practical experience of people management and running several businesses mostly connected with property construction and development will be a benefit to the charity.
Martin’s hobbies include ultra-running, skiing, motorbike touring and field sports.
Suzie opened The Barn Door Clinic and Studio in 2006; she provides Pilates instruction and acupuncture treatment to a wide range of people from across the area. She previously had a career in Local Government where she managed large projects, lead on transformation and service improvement. Suzie has a degree in Pharmacology from the University of Leeds and has always been passionate about health and wellbeing.
Outside of work Suzie is a member of Beverley Athletics Club; she enjoys most types of exercise and has recently taken up body boarding and is hoping to progress to surfing soon. When not keeping fit, you will find Suzie cooking, visiting the theatre or eating out with friends and family.
Julian Wild is Corporate Finance Director with Hull and York law firm, Rollits. He joined the business in 2005 after 26 years in various roles with Northern Foods plc. He was brought up in Hull, went to University in Exeter and qualified as solicitor in Leeds. He is an accredited mediator and holds non-executive directorships in the food industry.
Julian pursues a lot of sporting interests, particularly swimming and golf, chairs Hull Truck Theatre’s trading company and is Secretary of The Philip Larkin Society. Julian is married to Jo and has four children and six grandchildren.
The Hospital Trust also provides management support that the charity can draw upon so minimising the administrative costs of the charity.
This support is provided by: