The CEO of Royal Trinity Hospice, Dallas Pounds, has been named as an OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model 2019, on the annual list of 30 Public Sector Executives.

The lists, supported by Yahoo Finance, are a reflection of the incredible achievements of LGBT+ professionals. The OUTstanding Top 30 LGBT+ Public Sector Leaders 2019 includes 30 inspirational LGBT+ senior leaders who are helping to make their workplace more welcoming and who are making a significant contribution to LGBT+ inclusion outside their workplace.

Dallas Pounds said:

I am overwhelmed to be included in this list alongside so many fantastic LBGT+ champions. I am passionate about building an environment at Trinity where everyone - patients and those around them, volunteers and staff - is encouraged to be their best and most authentic self. I am especially proud that this approach has influenced the wider hospice sector and am delighted that it has been recognised in this way

A specialist palliative care nurse by background, Dallas Pounds joined Trinity as CEO in 2013 having previously held senior management roles at Terrence Higgins Trust and Buckinghamshire PCT.

As CEO of Trinity, Dallas has championed fairness, respect, equality, diversity, inclusion and engagement (FREDIE) across the Trinity family and the wider hospice sector. She aims 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.

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. Trinity’s FREDIE initiative has also recently been nominated twice in the National Centre for Diversity Grand Awards, with Dallas herself also being nominated in the Chief Executive of the Year category.

Find out more about FREDIE at Trinity