MEET THE DIRECTORS

The Lawrence Home Nursing Team is overseen and managed by a Board of Directors who are unpaid and act in a voluntary capacity. Each member has skills and an interest in a specific area of the Charity’s work. The Board is responsible for ensuring the Lawrence Home Nursing Team has the money it needs, spends its money sensibly, follows the law including preparing reports and accounts to send to the Charity Commission and abides by its constitution.

JO COWLEY
GOVERNANCE

Jo is a Registered Nurse and has worked at a senior level within Healthcare for the past 30 years.  She fulfils roles within Lawrence Home Nursing including Clinical Governance Lead and the Nominated Individual for CQC (Care Quality Commission).
Jo has always been motivated to influence services that ensure the patient experience, particularly at the end of life, is the best possible.  Three years ago Jo established a smallholding with her husband Mark and now breeds Herdwick sheep alongside a menagerie of other animals!

CATHERINE ELLIOTT
FUNDRAISING 

Catherine Elliott is a retired GP who worked in Chipping Norton for 30 years – including with Martin Lawrence and Jane Phillips, the founders of the LHNT.

During her career her main interest was training new GPs and several of her excellent trainees now work in the surrounding area. She understands well how absolutely vital the work of the LHNT is to the community.

EMMA HALLAM-EVANS
CLINICAL GROUP
Emma is a GP currently working in Bicester. She trained in Chipping Norton where she was introduced to LHNT. She is passionate about improving end-of-life care and as a trustee aims to support the LHNT in providing high-level care whenever it is needed.

ROBERT JOHNSTON
FUNDRAISING

Robert has experienced at first hand the extraordinary care that LHNT provides. LHNT was recommended to Robert and his wife, Pooch, when they learnt that Pooch’s cancer was terminal. They realised they had to have help in order to fulfil Pooch’s wish to die at home.

Recently, Robert embarked on organising ‘Pooch’s Project’, the most successful fundraising event in the charity’s history. Robert is also a major sponsor of the biennial Clay Pigeon Shoot.
A lawyer by training, instead, he joined the maritime insurance world and was the CEO of British Marine before becoming Chairman of QBE Marine & Energy.  Following his retirement, he set up Crewsure Insurance Services Ltd.  Robert is a Director of the Company and FCA approved.

ANNA JO MATHERS
FUNDRAISING

Anna Jo Mathers has been a director of the charity since its foundation in 1999; she is very proud to be associated with the LHNT which was founded in memory of her father Dr. Martin Lawrence. She is Assistant Head (Learning and Teaching) at Sibford School.

ALAN MATHERS
TREASURER
Alan is a qualified Management and Treasury Accountant and has worked in business operations and transformation for nearly 30 years including almost 20 years at Accenture where he was a Partner/Managing Director and then working for Private Equity owned companies. He is currently an Operating Partner for a UK-based renewables energy company.

JOHN PRITCHARD
GOVERNANCE
John has held senior management positions with multi-national companies in the UK, Europe and East and South Africa. and for 25 years he ran his own management consultancy before retiring.

TONY YARROW
CHAIR

Tony set up Wise Investment in 1992 offering top-quality investment advice and fund management. It is gaining a national reputation as a fund management boutique, and was named Employer of the Year at the WOBA Awards in 2014.

VIVIAN WOODELL
DIRECTOR

Vivian Woodell has a number of roles in the Co-operative Movement and works to support new and existing co-ops to start and develop. He is Vice President of The Midcounties Co-operative, and a board member of Co-operatives UK and Co-operatives Europe, as well as a Trustee of The Co-operative College and a director of Student Co-operative Homes. Locally, Vivian is a founder member and board member of West Oxfordshire Community Transport and a director of Westmill Wind Farm Co-operative.

The Rt. Honourable David Cameron.
PATRON

Graeme Garden.

PATRON