Paddy McGuinness 

Chair of Trustees 

Paddy McGuinness CMG OBE advises businesses and governments on resilience and security.  A former civil servant with experience of senior levels of Government, at home and overseas, he brings us his experience of seeing through major programmes successfully and the facilitation of interdisciplinary working. A sometime resident of Hackney, Paddy was educated at Ampleforth College, York and Oxford University. 

Sr Rita Dawson RSC

Trustee 

 Sr Rita Dawson (DL BSc(Hons) MSc RGN RSCN) is a member of the Religious Sisters of Charity. She is currently Provincial Leader of the English/Scottish Province. 

A qualified nurse, Sr Rita has been Matron/Chief Executive of St Margaret of Scotland Hospice in Clydebank since 1986. She is also a Director at St. Andrew’s Hospice (Lanarkshire). Sr Rita has been a member of the board of Trustees at St Josephs since 1 November 2011, and she is chair of the Mission Committee. 

Sr Jackie Doherty RSC

Trustee 

Born in London, Sr Jackie Doherty RSC has had a varied career as a nurse in hospices, nursing homes and community nursing both in her home town and in Glasgow. She has also held administrative roles and has spent much time supporting parishioners in the community. 

No stranger to St Joseph’s, Sr Jackie first came to the Hospice in the late 1980s where she worked as a nurse, later returning as local leader and Head of Care. In between she worked at St Margaret’s in Clydebank for two long spells, most recently for seven years until 2000. 

Sr Jackie is welcomed to St Joseph’s as a Trustee following the retirement of Sr Geraldine O’Connor. 

Edward McGuigan

Trustee 

Edward is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of St Margaret of Scotland Hospice, Clydebank, one of St Joseph’s sister hospices. 

He also represents the interests of the Religious Sisters of Charity at St Andrew’s Hospice, Airdrie, St Joseph’s other sister hospice and has acted as a special advisor to the Congregation for the last fifteen years in matters of governance, structure, Mission and the preservation of the Core Values. 

Edward was educated at St Aloysius College in Glasgow followed by Strathclyde University. 

He is a qualified accountant and runs a family owned private practice specialising in personal tax, VAT and business consultancy. Edward is married to Kate and they are the proud parents of five children. 

Dr Michael Moran

Trustee 

Michael is a senior ENT surgical trainee at the Royal Marsden Hospital, as part of the Head and Neck Cancer team. He is a clinical lecturer at University College London, and has a PhD in surgical oncology. Outside of work, Michael dedicates time to the care of sick and disabled people who travel on pilgrimage to Lourdes, and is the Chief Medical Officer of the Down and Connor Diocesan Pilgrimage, in the North of Ireland. He represents Ireland on the International Medical Committee of Lourdes, and has founded an Irish national organisation of healthcare professionals who volunteer in Lourdes. 

Michael has published numerous articles in relation to his clinical practice and research, and also is a peer-reviewer for surgical journals. He has written blogs for the British Medical Journal and is involved in medical politics, specifically with regard to surgical training. 

Jim McManus

Trustee 

Jim McManus is Director of Public Health for Hertfordshire a CCG Board Member and Deputy Chair of the National Institute of Health Research Public Health Programme Advisory Board. He is a Health Foundation Generation Q Quality Improvement Fellow, Hon Professor at the University of Hertfordshire and Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics.  

Jim has experience in service commissioning and quality improvement in end of life care. A Chartered Psychologist, Jim has worked on organisational quality, equality and diversity issues for over twenty years, having previously held appointments from the Lord Chancellor advising the judiciary of England and Wales on diversity and equality, produced guidelines for NHS Trusts on religious equality and guidance and toolkits for the Home Office and Dept of Communities and Local Government. 

In 2011 Jim was awarded the Good Samaritan Medal for Healthcare Excellence by Pope Benedict XVI, the highest honour for healthcare the Holy See can award. Previous recipients include Sir Alexander Fleming.      

Outside work, Jim is an advisor to the Art of Dying Well project (www.artofdyingwell.org) and an advisor on healthcare to the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales. He volunteers in his local parish and is a Secular Discalced Carmelite. 

Peter Pledger

Trustee 

Peter Pledger holds a number of non-executive and consultancy roles including as a Trustee of the Open College Network (London), a member of the Institute for Apprenticeships Financial Services T-Level Panel, a member of St. Mary’s University Business and Law School Advisory Board, a member of the Advisory Board of Everywoman Ltd and a member of H.M. Treasury’s Financial Services Skills Taskforce.

Peter has held a number of senior posts in not-for-profit organisations including Chief Executive of the National Skills Academy for Financial Services, Chief Executive of South London Business and Executive Director of London West Learning and Skills Council. In addition, Peter has served as Chair of the Young Adults Steering Group of the UK Financial Capability Strategy, a Governor of St Mary’s University, a non- executive director of Greater London Enterprise and a judge on the National Training Awards. He also served as the Chief Executive of a private FE college and ran his own skills consultancy.

Margaret Doherty

Trustee 

Margaret Doherty is the Director of the Centre for the Art of Dying Well at St Mary’s University (part-time) with a mission to focus on hope and companionship at the end of life through public engagement; research, policy, and practical companionship (delivered in collaboration with the SVP volunteering charity.)

She is also a Governor of an independent preparatory school in Kent and Deputy Director of Communications (part-time) at the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

She specialises in AI and Machine Learning, Strategic Planning and Development and Internal Communications and Engagement.

Margaret joined the St Joseph’s Board of Trustees in September 2017.

Dr Una Molloy

Trustee 

Dr Una Molloy is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Community Palliative Care Team at St Francis Hospice, Raheny, Dublin and has a very keen interest in the development of palliative care for people with chronic illness, in particular addressing the palliative care needs of older people.  

She believes that we must find creative ways of providing quality care to our ageing population in partnership with primary care and the acute health care systems. 

Una also teaches at Trinity College, University College Dublin and the Royal College of Surgeons Dublin. She is currently involved in a post-doc research project exploring how we can meet the palliative care needs of older people. Her other research interest involves the use of action research in organisations to bring about meaningful change. She currently supervises masters’ students who are completing a MSc in Loss and Bereavement at RCSI using action research.