Welcome to our new Chair of our Board of Trustees

Andy Meehan

We are delighted to welcome Andy Meehan as our new Chair.

Andy brings a wealth of professional expertise and extensive experience to the charity, that will help to ensure the growth and sustainability of the charity’s services. He will join the charity’s strong and committed team of Trustees who each volunteer their time and expertise to the benefit of the hospices. 

I’m delighted to be appointed Chair for Naomi House & Jacksplace, which is an outstanding and much-admired charity, fortunate to have the strong support of its local community. Having recently moved to the area, I was eager to use my experience to support a cause I’m deeply passionate about. The sector faces several challenges and I’ll be working collaboratively with my fellow trustees and colleagues across the Trust to continue to build our charitable services long in to the future. I’m looking forward to meeting the families who Naomi House & Jacksplace serve, as well as the generous communities and supporters who do so much to help the children and young adults in our care.

— Andy Meehan

A Chartered Accountant, Andy has enjoyed over 30 years as a senior business executive. Since 2006, he has had a portfolio of chairmanships and non-executive directorships across commercial, public and charity sectors. His not-for-profit appointments have focused mainly on education and health.

Prior to recently re-locating to Wiltshire from the Midlands he has been Chair of the Myton Hospices and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, and is now looking forward to supporting the excellent work of Naomi House & Jacksplace in his new locality.

In addition to the Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust, he is currently chairman of Ramsdens Holdings PLC, Polyco Healthline Group, New English Teas Ltd and Shaw Education Trust.

We are so pleased to welcome Andy to Naomi House & Jacksplace and look forward to benefitting from his wide range of experience in the commercial, public health, education and charity sectors

— Mark Smith, CEO, Naomi House & Jacksplace

The charity’s former Chair, Faith Ramsey, joined as a Trustee in 2012 and served as Chair for her final 3 years. Faith leaves a record of strong governance and expert leadership, successfully guiding the charity through the unprecedented challenges presented by Covid-19 and its immediate aftermath. The Trustees and Senior Team would like to thank Faith for her service and contribution to the charity during her tenure.

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