Our Trustees

Susan Gostick

Susan Gostick (Chair) has over 20 years’ experience in the investment industry and, as Head of Pensions for a leading investment house, has broad experience in investments and trusteeship. As an investment specialist, she has experience in evaluating long term investment strategy and tactical asset allocation.



Deborah Critchley

Deborah Critchley. I am a registered general nurse with over 30 years experience working across all sectors of health. I run a consultancy and interim management company primarily working with healthcare organisations. I was born in the Midlands and studied at Derby and Nottingham University. I feel privileged to be a trustee of Cavell Nurses’ Trust and I’m particularly keen to ensure the charity supports more and more nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants every year who find themselves in financial hardship. I’m also keen that the charity continues the legacy of Edith Cavell who was an inspiration to us all, keeping her values alive through the work of the charity. I also want to value and support the fantastic Cavell team who work relentlessly and with passion to enable the charity grows from strength to strength. I live in Oxfordshire and in my spare time enjoy walking, volunteering and travelling.


Gill Cox

Jill Cox. I am a general and mental health nurse with wide experience working at board and Chief Executive level. Since 2000 I have run a successful company providing independent healthcare advice for organisations in the UK and Internationally. I am proud to be a Trustee of Cavell Nurses’ Trust to support the fantastic work for nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants. The life of Edith Cavell is inspirational and her values and courage and strength is still needed to be a nurse today.
I love to walk and my most memorable so far is from Florence to Assisi, I am planning to finish the route from there to Rome. Part of the joy for me is learning about food along the way so I can cook on my return.


Susan Osborne

Susan Osborne CBE. I am a retired professional nurse and midwife who specialised in Intensive Care, general medicine and management. I worked at director level in a number of senior management roles at all levels within the NHS, which included CEO Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital, Chief Nurse at Luton & Dunstable, St. Mary’s, Imperial College NHS Trusts and east of England Strategic Health Authority and until recently as a Non Executive Director on the Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Board. I was awarded a CBE for my contribution to Nursing in 2005.


Christina Edwards

Christina Edwards CBE is the Vice Chairman of a Clinical Commissioning group in Northamptonshire and was awarded her CBE for services to the NHS.



Paul Jackson Clark

Paul Jackson-Clark. I’ve spent more than 25 years in the UK voluntary sector and have been lucky enough to enjoy many varied roles at a number of incredible organisations. For the past 12 years I’ve been a Trustee of Cavell Nurses’ Trust and for 10 of those years my day job has been Director of Fundraising at Parkinson’s UK. When I’m not working I enjoy family time with my wife Jenny and two sons Luke and Thomas, can be found riding a bike most days and have a penchant for 80’s rock music (someone had to).

Edith Cavell is without doubt my all time 20th Century heroine. It’s an honour to play a small part in her legacy and support current unsung nursing heroes when they need help the most.

Linda Thomas

Linda Thomas OBE. My family is awash with nurses but I initially worked in publishing before deciding to become a nurse myself, eventually specialising in the care of older people. After a spell as a Royal College of Nursing Adviser, I joined the RCN’s publishing company and held various roles there, including Managing Director, until retirement. I am so proud to be a trustee of Cavell Nurses’ Trust because of the incredible work it does in providing a safety net for nurses in need.