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Our Board of Trustees are all volunteers. They are responsible for the governance of the charity, overseeing and guiding the work of the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team.


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Ian Sellwood

Area of expertise: technology and IT

Trustee Ian Sellwood

Ian is a chartered Electronic Engineer with an MBA from Imperial College London.  He spent many years developing consumer and industrial products, and software solutions, for markets including industrial control, marine electronics and fire safety.  Through his career he has had extensive international experience managing teams in Italy, Norway, India and the U.S.A. and has worked closely with organisations across Europe, Eastern Europe and many further afield.

Ian has many years’ experience building teams and motivating experts to innovate, using the latest technology and processes to deliver new solutions.  With experience including cloud computing, data collection and analysis, he has fulfilled roles from independent consultant to Managing Director and run departments including Engineering, IT and QA.

Ian says, “I have learnt the importance of dignity throughout life and leapt at the opportunity to be part of a team that ensures that this continues for the seriously or terminally ill.  I believe in the value of ensuring everyone has access to the highest levels of care and respect at their hardest time in life.  I have been lucky to have a long and varied career.  I would like to think that along the way I have learnt some valuable lessons that can add value to the team at St Barnabas Hospice and Chestnut Tree House to deliver outcomes that people really need.”

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