Meet the team
Senior Management Team
The Honourable Mary Montagu-Scott DL became Patron of Oakhaven Hospice on 30th November 2021, taking over from Lady Mary Fagan LG DCVO who served in this role since the Hospice's early days.
Board of Trustees
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Melville Kendal has been a member of Hampshire County Council for over 25 years and is an independent Asset Management consultant. He was appointed to the Board in March 2015 and previously stood as Chairman of the Finance Committee. Mel lives locally in Milford-on-Sea.
Jeremy has worked and lived in the Lymington area all of his life and through his business and personal contacts he has a great contact base with extensive local knowledge. Jeremy was appointed to the Board in July 2011 and is Vice Chairman, as well as being a member of the Trustee Recruitment Committee.
Amanda is a retired coach and consultant with extensive experience of growth businesses. Amanda has an MBA from The Open University Business School as well as coaching qualifications to underpin her interest and experience in the people aspects of successful organisations. She joined the Board of Trustees in March 2022.
After a career in education, the last 23 years of which were spent as a prep school Headmaster, David joined the Board of Trustees in 2017. He is a keen golfer and an avid follower of rugby. A committed Christian, David is a member of the worship band at St Thomas Church, Lymington. In addition to David’s involvement on the main Board, he is also a member of the Clinical Governance sub-committee.
Lindy set up and ran a London-based business specialising in the recruitment of personnel with language skills. Lindy is currently a director of a commercial and residential property development company. She is also a director of two hotel and hospitality companies. She offers a general business approach to the challenges and opportunities faced by Oakhaven. Lindy joined the Oakhaven Board of Trustees in May 2019. Apart from being a Board member, Lindy is a member of the Trustee Recruitment Committee and is also a Director of Oakhaven Care (Oakhaven’s domiciliary care social enterprise).
Peter Dunford is the Chairman of Dunford Construction Limited and other family companies and is the third generation of his family-owned business. He has over 65 years’ experience in the Building and Development industry with Dunford’s. Peter was appointed as a Trustee in September 2009 and is our longest-serving member of the Board. Peter is also a member of the Finance Committee.
Jeremy Payne has been Director of Fundraising at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust since 2017 having held similar roles in the past with Samaritans, Leonard Cheshire and Shooting Star Children’s Hospice. He lives locally with his wife Megan, a special needs teacher and has two children at university. He is a regular spectator at New Milton Rugby Club and can often be found deep in the rough on local golf courses. Jeremy joined the Board in February 2021 and is also a member of the Finance Committee.
Dr Rachel Anderson has been a respiratory consultant at Lymington Hospital since 2010. Both her professional and personal esteem for hospice care led her to take on a role as a Trustee for Oakhaven in April 2019. Apart from being a Board member, Rachel is Chair of the Clinical Governance Committee.
Adrian Bunston is a retired Chartered Accountant, who lives locally in Milford-on-Sea. He joined the Board in December 2017. As well as being a Board member, Adrian is also the Chairman of the Finance Committee.
Debbie Ware is a solicitor who lives near Lymington. She has been a member of the Board since November 2014 and apart from being a Board member, she is also the Secretary to the Board.
Sue Shearman trained in nursing and midwifery and after a career in both fields, she became a Health Visitor. Sue lives in Romsey and joined the Board in February 2018. Apart from being a member of the Board, Sue is also a member of the Clinical Governance Committee.