Two well-respected members of the North Lincolnshire community have been appointed as trustees to the Board of charity-run hospice and healthcare provider.
John Roberts joins newly knighted Sir Nic Dakin on the Lindsey Lodge Board of Trustees.
John brings with him a vast range of experience in Employment Law after working as a solicitor for over 40 years. He was a partner in local firm Bradbury Roberts and Raby between 1984 and 2012 and Deputy District Judge on the Midland Circuit for 27 years, before retiring in 2020. John has always been a keen sportsman and is currently a Vice President of Scunthorpe Rugby Club and a member of Nottingham County Cricket Club.
Nic has lived and worked in Scunthorpe for 40 years. He taught at John Leggott College and was the Principal between 2007 and 2010. He served as Leader of North Lincolnshire Council between 1997 and 2003 and was elected as Member of Parliament for Scunthorpe, Bottesford and Kirton in 2010. Serving for nine years, Nic held a range of shadow ministerial posts, including Shadow Schools Minister, as well as chairing a wide range of cross-party groups. He was knighted in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours for his political and public service. Also a keen sportsman, Nic has completed three London Marathons, raising money for local charities including Lindsey Lodge.
Chairman of Lindsey Lodge Alan Bell said: “On behalf of the Board I warmly welcome both John and Nic to Lindsey Lodge. They both bring with them a wealth of experience to help benefit our patients, families and staff.
“They join at a critical time in Lindsey Lodge’s 28 year history, where the pandemic has had a major impact on our ability to generate charitable income through our traditional channels, and we have had to develop new ways of working to ensure we continue to provide safe, yet personalised care.”
He added: “The Board of Trustees is responsible for the strategic direction and governance of Lindsey Lodge and I’m sure both of these appointments will further widen and strengthen the knowledge and experience of its membership.”