Meet our Trustees

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What do Trustees do?

Our Board of Trustees oversee Nottingham Hospital Charity’s governance and strategic direction. Meeting once a month, our Trustees are accountable for everything we do, setting the Charity’s vision, values, strategy and policies for our key activities and monitoring our progress.


Perhaps most importantly, our Trustees ensure that the Charity remains financially sustainable, so we can make the best possible difference to Nottingham’s hospitals. Our Trustees bring a wealth of insight to the Board, with experience both within the NHS, healthcare settings, other charities and wider industry.

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Carole Ayre

Chairperson

Carole Ayre is currently a Retired Partner at law firm Browne Jacobson and led the development of their new Clinical Negligence team. Her focus has been on promoting the development of health law practice at the firm with a wide range of experience within the NHS sector. Outside her law practice Carole has chaired her local residents’ association and is a regular volunteer for the National Trust.

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Roger Whittle

Trustee

Nottingham-born Roger Whittle is the founder and CEO of Jigsaw24, the UK's largest Apple IT service delivery specialist and solutions provider to business, employing 300 people across the UK with annual sales of over £140 million. Roger established Nottingham based Jigsaw24 in 1992 and has been a trustee of the charity since 2016. Roger's 10 year old daughter Rose Whittle received excellent care from 2011 to 2013 at Nottingham Children's hospital during her ultimately unsuccessful fight against cancer.

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Harish Vyas

Trustee

Professor Harish Vyas’ medical career spans four decades and includes working at Great Ormond Street. At Nottingham he brought together children’s units from the former City and QMC hospitals to form Nottingham Children’s Hospital, and led the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. Recently retired, Professor Vyas also brings a strong research background with him and recently completed fundraising for new children’s respiratory testing equipment for the Children’s Hospital.

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Laurence Coppel

Trustee

Laurence was Head of Corporate Finance for Singer & Friedlander Limited, Merchant Bank and was then Executive Director of Singer & Friedlander Group PLC until his retirement. Laurence was a non executive Director of Queen’s Medical Centre University Hospital NHS Trust for 6 years and was Chairman of Nottingham Building Society. Laurence is a council member and past county president of St John’s Ambulance in Nottinghamshire, is a Trustee of Fundays in Nottinghamshire; and is Chairman of Trustees for Amanda Lee Charitable Trust.

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Sharmini Krishanand

Trustee

Sharmini graduated in medicine and trained to become a General Practitioner. She currently works part time in General Practice and spends the rest of her working day running her business in partnership with her husband.

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Mark King

Trustee

Mark spent 27 years in the Aerospace industry with Rolls-Royce plc in the U.K, ultimately becoming President of Aerospace.Mark is Chairman of Flowcastings Ltd, a manufacturer of turbine blades, AVS-SYS Ltd and is also on the Board of Open Energi and holds a number of other advisory positions.

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Roger Summerton

Trustee

Roger joined the Charity as a Trustee in February 2020. He is a chartered accountant and spent 45 years in the accounting profession, 20 of which were as a partner at KPMG. In more recent years Roger has been a director of a local financial advisory business and the director of a family office.

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