Our fabulous board of Trustees are very involved with how the trust is run. They help make decisions and brainstorm on proposed, new and current projects & initiatives. Our trustees all bring a wealth of different experience and knowledge to the Trust, they help shape us.
Here's a bit about them all.


Simon is the Chair of Trustees. Simon has been a Trustee for over 5 years.  He was born in Burnham, went to school here and is now a GP here.

He loves his work and his involvement with BHPT.  He is interested in triathlon, when he has the time, and even took part in the Burnham Marathon Challenge last year.

If he has any time left, he loves to spend it with his family.

Richard Shircore

Richard is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health. His career has been spent primarily in the NHS Public Health and Health Promotion. He has written extensively on Health Promotion issues.

Richard was the professional adviser to BHPT from almost its start through to 2019 when he became a Trustee. His particular interests are health and social research, professional training in health care and more recently Child Mental Health.

Since his retirement from the NHS in 2008 he has worked with numerous Local Authorities and other agencies.

Francis Hughes

Francis is a chartered accountant with a connection to BHPT as his late father acted for Louis Freedman who’s endowment established the Charity. Since then Francis has taken an active interest in BHPT as it has gone from strength to strength over the years. As a result although Francis does not live in the area he feels as if he does !!!

With his appointment as a Trustee Francis looks forward to helping BHPT to continue to flourish.

Francis is married with two teenage children and in the small amount of spare time he has he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.