Staff and trustees


Mike Keel Chief Executive

Mike Keel comes to St Michael’s Hospice with nearly twenty years’ experience in the hospice movement. After a long career in the military medical services where he trained as a nurse, Mike joined one of the UK’s first children’s hospices in Cambridge. He then moved to join Keech Hospice Care in Luton as the project lead to build a new children’s hospice adjacent to the adult unit before landing the job of Chief Executive five years ago.

Responding to his appointment, Mike stated: ‘I am thrilled the trustees have selected me to be the next Chief Executive of St Michael’s Hospice. My family, who live in the area, always speak fondly and proudly of the Hospice. To then have the opportunity to join the Senior Team is an absolute honour.

‘I am very conscious that I need to build on this strong legacy, enabling St Michael’s to maximise the potential of its beautiful new buildings, I also want to encourage the incredible enthusiasm, dedication and commitment of the staff and volunteers to ensure the growing numbers of people who need hospice care can get it both here and at home: we must do more for more people.’

Tony Blower Medical Director

Tony Blower joined the hospice in January 2000 as the Medical Director and Consultant in Palliative Medicine. He has 29 years experience as a doctor, 24 years of which in palliative medicine and 17 years as Consultant and Hospice Medical Director.

Tony is responsible for the specialist palliative medical care provided to patients via the hospice services. In addition to providing Consultant led care personally, he manages the hospice medical team and supervises the training of Doctors to become future Palliative Medicine Consultants.

Tony also sits on the regional specialist training committee and local End of Life Network strategic meetings. He has developed a special interest in the palliative care of people with complex neurological conditions.

Ruth Denison Director of Income and Marketing

Director of Fundraising, Retail & Trading and Marketing & Communications

Sue Morgan Director of Care

Sue Morgan joined St Michaels Hospice in January 2015 as Director of Care.

Sue is responsible for the Hospice’s clinical services, leading clinical service development and supporting the provision of high-quality care. Delivery and provision of medical services within the hospice is led by the Medical Director.

Sue has over 20 years nursing experience across a variety of specialities and care settings. She also comes with 12 years strategic management experience across the NHS and Charity sector.


Mr A J Walshe Chairman

Chairman of the Board

Mr G B Nairn Vice Chairman

Vice Chairman

Mr D R Teague Vice Chairman

Chair of Finance and Investment Committee

Mr D Alakija Trustee


Mr D Campion Trustee


Dr J A Dalziel Trustee

Co-Chair of Clinical Governance and Care Committee

Mr I Entwisle Trustee


Reverend Prebendary K Garlick Trustee


Ms P A Greenwood Trustee

Chair of Income Generation and Marketing Committee

Mr D Hammond Trustee


Dr J J Kramer Trustee

Co-Chair of Clinical Governance and Care Committee

Mrs J Winney Trustee

Chair of People and Facilities Committee

Mrs J Nicholson