Our Directors


Dee Sissons

Executive Nurse & Director of Clinical Operations

Julie Taylor

Director of People

Julia Bates

Director of Business Resources

Glyn Rees-Jones

Director of Supporter Relations

Jane Burns

Our Trustees

Paul Stothard Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Board

Paul Stothard

“Supporting extremely talented colleagues in shining a little bit of joy into what is otherwise a very dark world for the families, children and young people we help”

Sue Dryden Vice Chairperson

Vice Chairperson

Sue Dryden

“As a Trustee it’s a privilege to be part of a team that helps families create happy and lasting memories as they care for their child at the end of their lives.”

Angela Browning Treasurer


Angela Browning

“I feel proud and grateful to play a small part in helping the wonderful Rainbows’ team to make a difference to life limited children and their families.”

Dave Wilson Trustee


Dave Wilson

“To be part of a committed, caring and supportive team, that helps to care for children, young people and their families, whilst helping them to make the most of their lives and to bring happiness each and every day.”

Joanne Brunner Trustee


Joanne Brunner

“Being part of a wonderful team that supports and cares for children and young people and their families and helps make the most of life that may be shortened due to life limiting conditions.”

Matt Rooney Trustee


Matt Rooney

“It means a great deal to me that everything that Rainbows stands for and drives for is done with passion, integrity and energy. It’s a magical place, Rainbows, and the impact it has on families is absolutely massive.”

Richard Whall Trustee


Richard Whall

“Having the privilege of working in a diverse and talented team to support staff in providing great care to life limited children and their families.”

Chan Kataria Trustee


Chan Kataria

“I am privileged to be a Trustee of Rainbows, which is an amazing organisation that makes a real difference to Children and Young Persons at a crucial time in their lives.”


Vipal Karavadra

“Playing my small part in the amazing and vital organisation and being able support the much needed and selfless work the team do at Rainbows is a privilege to me”


Chris Brooks

“I am very honoured to be a clinical trustee for Rainbows supporting the clinical safety and effectiveness of the hospice’s services. “Rainbows strives to meet the needs of young people and families by responding and adapting and this has been particularly important during the Covid pandemic and I am very proud to be associated with Rainbows. ”


Vijay Sharma

“I feel privileged as a Trustee to play a small part in supporting Team Rainbows in making a huge difference to children and young people with life limiting conditions and their families. ”