We are governed by Trustees who form the Board of Together for Short Lives.


Our Board of Trustees approve our strategy and ensure that the organisation is well run and delivers our charitable outcomes.

Our Board of Trustees consists of:

  • Robin Knowles CBE QC (Chair)
  • Heather Wood (Vice Chair) -  Chief Executive, Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity
  • Rosalind Britton (Treasurer) -  Former Finance Director, St Barnabas Hospices
  • Edward Belgeonne - Founder and Chief Executive, Destiny Wireless Ltd
  • David Butcher - Businessman and Chairman of Acorns Children’s Hospice
  • Hilary Cass - President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • James Ellam  - Chief Executive,  St Oswald’s Hospice
  • Anna Gill OBE - Parent, Co-chair Disability/Palliative Care group CYP Health Outcomes Forum
  • Ted Gladdish - CEO, Noah's Ark Children's Hospice; Consultant in children’s hospice care 
  • Richard Hain - Consultant and Lead Clinician, Wales Network in Paediatric Palliative Care
  • Tina McCrossan - Director of Children and Young People’s Services, Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice
  • Maria McGill - Chief Executive, Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS)
  • Doug Morris - Parent, South West Regional Representative on National Network of Parent Carer Forums Steering Group
  • Chris Roys - Chief Executive, The Jessie May Trust
  • Richard Strawson - Parent, volunteer and experienced manager/leader in local government
  • David Widdas - Consultant Nurse for Children with Complex Care Needs, Warwickshire PCT and Coventry PCT
  • Nuala O'Kane - Consultant for the Charity Sector