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Chris Minett – Trustee
From 1973 to 2000 I worked in NHS management. Initially I was a Director of Human Resources in the NHS in the north of England and Cambridge and, from 1990, I was Chief Executive of Mid Essex Hospitals a large, acute hospitals NHS Trust centered on Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford. I spent 10 years leading the establishment and successful development of the Trust and, in 2000, decided on a career change.
I then spent 12 years undertaking short-term consultancy in a number of developing countries including Malawi, Libya, Botswana, Nepal and Cambodia but most of my time was spent supporting major programmes in Bangladesh, Nigeria and Pakistan. I worked with governments at national, provincial, state and local levels. Initially most assignments related to my strategic HR and health leadership experience but from about 2007 onwards I was much more involved in the wider governance and reform of public services, particularly at state level in Nigeria.
Why did you become a St Nicholas Hospice Care Trustee?
I moved to Bury St Edmunds in 2017 and needed to build a new life for myself in Suffolk. I expressed an interest in supporting St Nicholas Hospice Care both because I needed something useful, interesting and challenging to do and because I believed I could use my experience and skills to make an effective contribution.