Trustees

Leading HCPT, the Board of Trustees has two roles:

  • safeguarding the operations and upholding the ethos of HCPT for its pilgrims today; and
  • providing HCPT with a strategy that will see it develop and continue to operate for pilgrims in the future

The Board is made up of non-executive volunteers, drawn from across the organisation and with a variety of skills, experience and capabilities.

Ian O'Brien

Ian O'Brien

Chair

Ian is a programme manager specialising in organisational transformation, working with both private and public sector organisations. He has travelled with HCPT since 1999 with his local HCPT group (40). He joined the HCPT Board in 2012.

Dr Anthony Brooks

Dr Anthony Brooks

Anthony is a consultant anaesthetist. Anthony's first pilgrimage with HCPT was Easter 1979. He has since travelled on almost every Easter pilgrimage since. For several years he has served as Regional Doctor for HCPT's Met Deep South Region and has recently worked with the East Anglia Region as well. Anthony has travelled with Groups 11, 87 and 120 and has also worked with the Easter Medical HQ. He joined the Board of Trustees in 2010.

  • Medical & Nursing Committee (Chair)
Fr John Carroll

Fr John Carroll

John is a parish priest in Glasgow and chaplain to the largest Catholic school in Europe. He first got involved with HCPT in 1983 as a student at the Royal Scots College, Valladolid. Over the years since, John has been involved as a helper, Group Chaplain and musician. In 2000, John returned to Spain and was invited by Fr Perry Gildea to help with the Group Leader Renewal weekends. He was invited to join the Board of Trustees in 2007 and succeeded Fr Perry as Trust Chaplain in 2010.

  • Trust Chaplain
  • Spiritual Development Committee (Chair)

Emma Derby

Emma is currently working in in the marine and defence sector as a senior operations manager with previous experience in research and technology, project and risk management. She is also a Chartered Engineer. First travelling with HCPT in 1998 with Group 171 (Lancashire) and became Group Leader of 171 in 2005. Emma joined the board in 2017.

  • Risk Management Committee (Chair)
Pat Franklin

Pat Franklin

Pat manages a large team of District Nurses in the Community Division of the Royal Marsden in Sutton, Surrey. She has been travelling as Group Nurse each Summer since 2006 with Group 534, based in Ealing. Pat also travels as Group Nurse on the Easter Pilgrimage with Group 35, based in Wimbledon. She is one of the Trust's safeguarding advisors. Pat joined the Board in 2013 and serves as Chief Nursing Advisor to the Summer pilgrimages.

  • Chief Nursing Advisor (Summer)
  • Medical & Nursing Committee
  • Safeguarding Sub-Committee
Bridget Hanlon

Bridget Hanlon

Bridget is a partner in a flooring technology business and a self-employed caterer and dressmaker in Surrey. She first went to Lourdes with HCPT in Easter 1974, then to Hosanna House when it opened for Summer 1975. She has been group leader of Summer Group 510 since 2002. Bridget joined the Board in 2012, bringing her considerable knowledge and experience of Hosanna House.

  • Property Assets Sub-Committee
  • Trust Development Committee
Siobhan Kelly

Siobhan Kelly

Siobhan is a partner with BLM Solicitors specialising in Family and Child Law. She started HCPT Group 116 (Glasgow). She currently travels with Group 138 (Motherwell). Siobhan joined the Board in 2011.

  • Medical & Nursing Committee
  • Safeguarding Sub-Committee (Chair)
  • Risk Management Committee
Tony McEwen

Tony McEwen

Having served 31 years in the Royal Navy, Tony has since worked as a dairyman, in IT, and for charities dealing with disadvantaged young people and the environment. Based in Hampshire and active in his local parish, he has travelled with HCPT as a hands-on helper for over 20 years, mainly with the Portsmouth based Royal Navy Group (186) on the Easter pilgrimage. Tony uses his experience of risk management and finance to support HCPT's work.

  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Risk Management Committee
  • Investments Sub-Committee (Chair)

Tim Madeley

Tim has substantial experience in education, with expertise in religious studies, drama and music, as well as educational change management. Since the late 1990s until 2017, he was part of the leadership of Group 702 (Carmel College). Tim joined the Board in 2017.

Diane Reid

Diane Reid

Diane is Vice Chair of an NGO which clears landmines around the world; she is also an Executive Coach and Business Mentor. She joined HCPT's Easter pilgrimage for the first time in 1995, setting up the BBC Songs of Praise programme she produced for HCPT's 40th anniversary the following year. She has volunteered in the HCPT Central Support Team nearly every Easter since then, and also travels with Group 510 in the summer.

  • Risk Management Committee
Tim Righton

Tim Righton

Tim is a chartered accountant, and currently Head of Finance for a unified communications group. He has travelled with HCPT since 2003 and has been a member of Group 194 (Wigan) along with his family. Tim joined the Board in 2016, where he puts his experience of finance and risk management to good use.

  • Finance and Audit Committee (Chair)
  • Risk Management Committee
Claire Shanks

Claire Shanks

Claire is a Disability Support Adviser at the University of York and has worked in higher education for 13 years, enabling disabled students to achieve their academic goals. She has been travelling with HCPT since 1993 and has been the Group Leader of Group 122 (York) for nearly eight years. Claire joined the Board to contribute her knowledge of disability awareness and equality issues.

  • Trust Development Committee (Chair)
Fr Pat Sherlock

Fr Pat Sherlock

Fr Pat first travelled on the Easter pilgrimage with HCPT in 1984 and has travelled every year since. In 2012 he was sent to the Salesian Community in Farnborough, where he is currently College Chaplain.

  • Assistant Trust Chaplain
  • Spiritual Development Committee

Helen Young

Helen works for Birmingham Women's and Birmingham Children's Foundation Trusts, as Executive Director of Maternity and New-born Transformation. She is a Visiting Professor at Birmingham City University, a Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholar, and Harvard University Graduate.

She is Group Nurse for HCPT Group 148, and HCPT Midlands Regional Nurse. She is also a Trustee and Chief Nurse for ACROSS.

  • Chief Nursing Advisor (Easter)