Wayne De Leeuw
Chief Executive and Accountable Officer
Wayne brings a wealth of Health and Social care experience, gained from his work at the Hospice over the last 16 years and his time in the wider NHS where he qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1997. He has worked in the NHS for over 30 years and was appointed as Chief Executive in 2019. His leadership style is built on openness, empowerment and a non-hierarchical approach.
He is passionate about ensuring that the care provided by Dorothy House reaches everyone who needs it. He believes that care should be delivered through collaboration, known for its clinical excellence and built on a foundation of outstanding research and education in palliative and end of life care.
Tony De Jaeger
Director of Finance and Income Generation, Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) and Deputy Chief Executive
Dorothy House Finance Director Tony De Jaeger has extensive experience of creating multi-cultural finance, legal and ERP system infrastructures. He has a track record of influencing and shaping strategic direction in business planning, acquisitions, restructuring and organic growth.
Director of Marketing and Engagement
James has been working in the Third Sector for over 15 years and is passionate about ensuring the work of Dorothy House reaches everyone who needs it. He has lived in Bath since 2008, has two young children and is a volunteer member of the Chronic Pain Health Integration Team executive committee.
Maggie Crowe (RN, MA, MSc)
Director of Patient and Family Services
Maggie is passionate about nursing and holistic care. She has a clinical background in cancer nursing, advanced clinical practice and leadership. Maggie has experience of service development in the charitable sector and of working collaboratively across health and social care boundaries.
Medical Director and Responsible Officer
Emma has been a Medical Consultant at Dorothy House since 2011 and was recently appointed Medical Director. Previously, she worked as a GP in Somerset before moving to Oxford where she undertook her specialist training. In 2012 she completed a Master’s degree in Palliative Medicine, and in 2016 she became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Her particular areas of interest are complex ethical situations and non-malignant conditions.
Director of People and Services
Liza has been a human resources professional for over 30 years and has held a range of HR and leadership roles in the Senior Civil Service before joining Dorothy House in August 2021. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and a Chichester University accredited Advanced Practitioner in Organisation Design and Development. She is passionate about her work and enjoys supporting businesses to move forward. She strives to continually professionally develop herself and takes pride in developing others to their full potential.
Board of Trustees
Chair of Trustees
Kate is a Trustee and chairs the Forum of Hospice Chairs for Hospice UK. She is currently leading a monthly Zoom meeting for Trustees across the UK which includes key note speakers reflecting the transformation and sustainability principles from the recent KPMG/Hospice UK report.
Kate’s previous roles include Chair of the Royal Osteoporosis Society Board of Trustees, Chief Nurse and Chief Executive in the NHS, Regional Director South West for the Royal College of Nursing and Chief Executive of Cavell Nurses’ Trust.
Vice Chair of Trustees
Francesca’s background is in specialist palliative care and she has worked in a number of hospices and voluntary care sector organisations, including St Christopher’s Hospice in London. It was here that she had the privilege to work with its founder, Dame Cicely Saunders. Francesca has a passion for understanding what matters most to our patients and their loved ones and having learnt so much of what does matter during her hospice years, she is keen to spread her learning.
Francesca was also Chief Operating Officer at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust and during her time at the RUH she pioneered the role of Head for Patient Experience and led the early design of a Quality Improvement Centre which continues to flourish at the RUH.
Francesca lives with her husband in Bath and has tw0 grown up daughters.
Dr Simon Burrell
Simon was previously a GP partner at the Porch Surgery in Corsham. He has always had a particular interest in care of the elderly and has had a longstanding involvement in NHS commissioning for Wiltshire. Until recently he was a board member of Wiltshire CCG and remains active in the North and East Wiltshire commissioning group.
David has been a solicitor specialising in Corporate, Commercial Contracts, IT and Intellectual Property. Having spent eight years in the City, David moved to Bath in 1995 and was Head of the Corporate Department of Bath’s largest law firm until he retired from this role in 2016.
Neil is an interfaith minister and spiritual counsellor, having previously been a consultant psychiatrist and medical director in the NHS. Of Scottish ancestry, he was born and bred in London and now lives in Bath. He writes, runs, and engages with community development and climate change activism. He has also undertaken foundation training to become an end-of-life doula. Neil’s experiences and travels around the world have nurtured in him an ecumenical disposition regarding spirituality and an inclusive approach to pastoral care.
James has been specialising with not- for-profit clients since 1999. He completed his training with Ernst and Young in 2002 where he was involved with the audit of several large charities. James has recently joined MHA Monahans, transferring from another MHA firm, MHA MacIntyre Hudson. James holds the Diploma in Charity Accounting and has lectured at CASS Business School on their MSc in Charity Finance.
Brian is a career marketer having a wealth of experience working both client side and in strategic marketing consultancy. As a hugely experienced Agency leader, he has delivered brand strategy and innovation projects for clients including: Amex, Coca-Cola, Diageo, Hilton, Lego, Malmaison Hotels, Nestle, Orange, P&G, Pret A Manger and Unilever.
He is now an advisor to highly ambitious agencies, Non Executive Director (NED), Brand Strategist and Coach with 15+ years Board Level experience.
Warren is partner at national top 100 law firm Ashfords, where he specialises in property disputes. He acts for a wide range of landlords and property investors, corporate tenants, rural landowners and landed estates, private individuals, charities, and clients in the care sector. Warren is a regular RICS guest speaker, lecturing on a wide range of topics including mediation and property dispute resolution. In his spare time he enjoys travel, long distance walking, surfing, golf, and camper-vanning, whenever possible with his wife Rebecca and three children too.
Stephen has worked for 30 years with large public and private sector organisations, in the UK and twenty other countries, on their ‘soft’ issues: leadership, teamwork, culture, communication. He also serves on the board of Bath Festivals and the Bath Bridge, where he leads on the annual programme for developing high potential young people in the city.