Dallas Pounds - Chief Executive Officer

A specialist palliative care nurse by background and with vast experience of the sector, Dallas joined Trinity as Chief Executive in 2013, having held previous senior management roles at Terrence Higgins Trust and Buckinghamshire PCT.

As CEO of Trinity, Dallas endeavours to inspire and motivate her colleagues to bring the most authentic version of themselves to work to ensure the best experience for patients and their families, staff and volunteers. In 2015 she won the award for "Rising Chief Executive Officer" at the Third Sector Annual Awards in recognition of her contribution at the helm of Trinity and as a leader in the wider hospice sector. One of her strategic aims is for Trinity to be at the forefront of specialist palliative and end of life care. Her "business head on a charity heart" motto ensures that Trinity has a sustainable future within an ever-changing healthcare environment.

Dallas is passionate about championing fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement (FREDIE) across “the Trinity family” and the wider hospice sector. A co-founder of the London hospices LGBT network, Dallas has been instrumental in a range of initiatives to promote this ethos within Trinity and further afield, including committing Trinity to being one of only three hospices that are Stonewall Diversity Champions, numerous interviews, speaking engagements and research contributions. Led by Dallas, Trinity’s work around FREDIE resulted in the hospice being listed in the National Centre for Diversity’s top 100 index in 2019, the first ever hospice to be listed and one of only two healthcare providers nationally.

Outside of Trinity, Dallas is a trustee of Greensleeves Care which manages more than 20 care homes across England. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Senior Associate of The Royal Society of Medicine.

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Clare Montagu

Clare Montagu - Chief Operating Officer

Clare joined Trinity in 2014 having been a service director for over three years at Terrence Higgins Trust, responsible for its HIV and sexual health services across London and the South East. Before switching to operational leadership and management, Clare spent over a decade in a range of policy and political roles in Whitehall and Westminster. During that time she was Special Adviser to Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP when he was Home Secretary, Health Secretary and Education Secretary in the last Labour government. In addition to her role at Trinity, Clare is a trustee at the youth homelessness charity, Centrepoint.

Sam Lund - Medical Director

Sam has worked in a wide variety of settings across London including both the acute and independent sectors. She joined Trinity in 2010 having completed her specialist training. Sam is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and has a postgraduate MA in Ethics. She is passionate about individualised patient care.

Martin Powell

Martin Powell - Director of Patient Services

Martin joined Trinity in 2015 with 23 years of healthcare experience; as a paramedic and as a senior manager in two other hospices. He has a keen interest in research and is currently working towards a PhD in Palliative Care.

Hazel Borthwick - Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development

Originally training as a nurse at St Thomas’ Hospital, Hazel went on to specialise in anaesthetics before designing and running the anaesthetic nursing course at the University of Greenwich. Returning to clinical practice as a senior nurse manager at the independent charitable King Edward VII’s Hospital she then went on to become Director of HR after setting up and managing their first HR Department. More recently Hazel has spent two years working in the commercial sector at the Bupa Cromwell Hospital before joining Trinity in October 2016. Hazel is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is passionate about making a difference and delivering an operational service that enables delivery of excellence in patient care.

Ben Ansell - Head of Fundraising

Ben joined Trinity in October 2016 having previously held team management roles for a range of small, medium and national organisations including the British Heart Foundation and Oxfam GB. Ben has over a decade's experience working across many fundraising areas including individual giving, events, community, corporate and trusts. Directly before joining Trinity, Ben spent two years managing trusts and grants fundraising for several charities in Sussex. He has a degree in business and a certificate in marketing qualification from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Sara Griffin - Finance Director

Sara joined Trinity in March 2019. She spent over 10 years in FTSE 100 companies Centrica & BP gaining experience in a broad range of finance roles before moving to the charity sector in 2015. Sara is a CIMA qualified accountant and holds a degree in law.

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