Meet the Board
Mr Jeremy Lodwick
Jeremy served as a trustee from 2007 to 2011 and re-joined the Board in 2015. He had a 30 year career in the City as a fund manager and director of a number of leading asset management firms including Morgan Stanley, Framlington Group and Mirabaud Asset Management. He is chairman of the Tetbury Branch of CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) and is a trustee and Deputy Chairman of New Brewery Arts Centre in Cirencester. He has lived in and around Tetbury since 1994.
Laura was appointed Chief Executive Officer in May 2022. Laura is a registered Social Worker by background and has developed significant experience across health and social care having held a number of leadership roles within acute and community services. She has worked as a Senior Operational Manager in the NHS and more recently as a Senior Commissioner with BSW Clinical Commissioning Group. Laura is passionate about the delivery of high quality services and brings with her a wealth of experience to lead the strategic development of the hospital by ensuring care is accessible and delivered close to the individuals and communities we serve.
Mr Michael Rigby
Mike joined the Board in July 2014 as our first ever Medical Director. He qualified from the Royal Free Hospital, London and undertook surgical training at University College London. After specialist training and a fellowship in Hip Surgery in the world renowned Exeter Hip unit, he was appointed as Consultant in the Great Western Hospital Swindon. He is involved in teaching hip surgery nationally and internationally, is involved with ‘beyond compliance’ – a national group controlling introduction of new hip prosthesis. He has a healthy interest in classic car restoration and motorbikes.
Sarah joined Tetbury Hospital Trust as Matron in June 2018. Qualifying as a Nurse from Gloucester Royal Hospital she has gained a wealth of experience working in both the Public and Private Healthcare sectors. She became a member of the Board in 2019 to give a nursing voice for the Board of Trustees.
Sarah is passionate about high quality care, excellent patient experience and staff well-being. Leading on the safeguarding agenda and responsible for the clinical leadership for all nursing and allied health professionals.
Ann joined the Board in 2019. For the past four years Ann has been working as a self-employed charity finance and governance consultant. Prior to this Ann was the Director of Finance at Dorothy House Hospice and has experience working for a number of different charities. Ann qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004 whilst working in Corporate Finance with Deloitte and then worked as an Assistant Director at in the Infrastructure Finance Team at Ernst & Young. Ann is also a yoga teacher and massage therapist and owned and managed her own yoga studio in Marlborough for six years. Ann has a young family and lives in Tetbury.
Mr Tony Pooley
An engineer from Cambridge, Tony initially worked as a Transportation Planning consultant and then joined Shell from where he retired in 2003, having worked in most of its 'downstream' businesses. He then consulted for several years, during which time he became a Trustee of Enham Trust, a charity for disabled near Andover. Tony became a Trustee of Tetbury Hospital Trust in July 2015.
Kathy joined as a Trustee in early 2016. Having started her career in banking, she moved across to HR, holding senior roles at both Lloyds Banking Group and Vodafone. Kathy then spent 6 years at Dyson where she led the HR team globally. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, Kathy is currently Group HR Director of Rotork plc.
Mr Richard Turnor
Richard joined the board in 2018. He is a solicitor and was a partner at City firm Allen & Overy LLP from 1985 to 2009, when he and others formed Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP, an independent practice where he remains a partner. He was a non-executive director of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust from 2009 to 2017 inclusive, and remains a trustee of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. His family have been patients of Phoenix Tetbury Surgery, and occasional patients of Tetbury Hospital, for at least 75 years.
Katharine is delighted to have been part of the Friends of Tetbury Hospital Committee from 2006 and its Chairman since 2015. The Friends’ Committee is a wonderful group of volunteers raising funds and support for the Hospital. Previously Katharine’s career was in Investor Relations with Citigroup and BNP Paribas in London and she has been involved with various charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Facing the World, MS Society, Home Farm Trust and The Cot Death Society. Katharine moved with her family near Tetbury from London in 2005 and joined the Board in November 2020.
Tara joined as a Trustee in early 2021. Having a varied career, 5 years of which she spent in healthcare whilst studying for her MSc in Occupational Psychology. Tara then spent over 5 years sitting on the Senior Management Team, working as Head of HR and Development, for a leading Microsoft partner. Tara is currently working with a South West based Housing, Health and Social Care provider delivering HR and Governance projects.
Louise moved to Tetbury from London in 2021 and joined the Board in January 2022. Her career has been in Advertising and Marketing. She has worked in senior leadership roles for global networks including Omnicom, Havas and Publicis. Louise has worked with several blue-chip clients including Microsoft, Pepsi, Muller, and the Home Office. She has vast experience in mergers and acquisitions and currently runs her own business focussing on Business Consultancy and Executive Coaching.