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15 Aug 2017 The Chair of Trustees Retires


Michael Ellis, Chair of the Trustees resigned from the Board on 28th June 2017 after 12 years as a Trustee and 5 years as Chair. Michael who was a Marine Solicitor in London brought a wealth of experience, commitment and dedication to the Society and he will be greatly missed. We wish him well for the future.

In his departing speech, Michael said that he is pleased that the Society has a strong and diverse Board and a committed Management Team to lead the charity into the future. He went on to say that he was confident that the Society’s charitable status will allow it to continue to provide superior care for those who can no longer care for themselves.


His successor Mrs Jacqueline Westwood OBE was appointed as the new Chair of Trustees at the AGM on 28th June 2017. Jacquie is an NHS Director of UK Genetic Testing in London and she has recently been awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List for her services to medical genetics and the community in Kent.

Jacquie has been a Trustee of the Society since 2010 and her fellow Trustees, the CEO and the Senior Managers offer their congratulations on her appointment and look forward to working with her in the future.

20 Apr 2017 Welcome to New Trustee Mr James Miller

The Mortimer Society is pleased to welcome Mr James Miller  onto the Board of Trustees. James is a conservation accredited engineer and has acted as leading consultant on a number of projects of significant historical interest such as The Iron Bridge in Shropshire and Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament.


James has also been involved in the designing of a number of major health care projects including project director for the structural design of Pembury Hospital.


James has been a reader in the Church of England for over twenty years and currently is Reader at All Saints Church in Birling.


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