Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Wednesday, 21 February 2024

End of life charity appoints three new trustees

UK’s end of life charity Marie Curie has announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Trustees, responsible for the strategic management of the charity.

Chrisha Alagaratnam FCCA joins with 25 years’ service within the NHS, having served on the boards of three acute NHS Trusts, including Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, where she held Director of Finance and Deputy Chief Executive positions between 2011 to 2015 and was Interim Chief Executive in 2014. More recently she was the Group Chief Finance Officer at Barts Health NHS Trust.

Ian Waller joins with over 35 years at Deloitte LLP, advising and auditing a wide range of large listed groups from a broad variety of sectors. Ian is also governor and chair of the Finance and Audit committee of a school and a director of a youth charity, and a Prince’s Trust business mentor.

Richard Wohanka has held several posts as Chief Executive of asset management businesses as well as being a consultant for large financial institutions. Richard is currently chairman of the board of trustees of the Nuclear Liabilities Fund which is responsible for the financing of the decommissioning of the UK’s AGR fleet of reactors. And is chairman of the board of trustees of the Pension Super Fund, one of the UK’s two pension consolidators.

Commenting on the recent appointments, Vindi Banga, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Marie Curie, said:

“Each of our new trustees brings a wealth of leadership experience from either the financial or public sector where they have had a substantial impact in their various roles. Their breadth of experience and capabilities will be a great asset for Marie Curie as we drive the organisation forward in our mission to ensure excellent end of life care for everyone. We’re very happy to welcome Chrisha, Ian, and Richard to Marie Curie.”

Marie Curie provides essential frontline nursing and hospice care, a free support line and a wealth of information and support on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement. It is the largest charity funder of palliative and end of life care research in the UK.

Marie Curie is also calling for The Health and Care Bill, currently making its way through Parliament, to include a legal right for everyone in England to be offered a conversation about their personal needs, preferences and wishes for care at the end of life.


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