The Hoople Board
Hoople's Board, which has a non-executive role, is comprised of representatives from our shareholding partners (Herefordshire Council and Wye Valley NHS Trust).
The role of the Board is to set the strategic direction of the company, to oversee development of the company's business plan and the plans that support it, and to ensure that it meets its performance and financial objectives on behalf of the shareholders.
The Board is supported by the Executive Management team which has the responsibility of ensuring that the business plan is implemented, that day-to-day operations run smoothly and that customers remain happy and loyal to the business.
Copies of the minutes of Hoople Board meetings are available from this website.
Cllr David Hitchiner
Herefordshire Council representative
Cllr David Hitchiner has a wealth of knowledge in law, business strategy and leadership.
After qualifying as a Solicitor and Chartered Secretary with a Law Degree from the University of Birmingham, Cllr Hitchiner has worked both locally and worldwide in senior commercial and company law positions.
Since moving back from USA in 2000 Cllr Hitchiner has settled into rural Herefordshire. Cllr Hitchiner is now a Governor of Hereford Cathedral School and chair of Caplor Horizons, which is a charity, inspiring and equipping leaders for a sustainable future.
Wye Valley NHS Trust representative
Andrew joined Hoople as a Non-Executive Director in January 2015. He trained as an accountant in the West Midlands Regional Health Authority area and pursued a very successful career just across the border in NHS Wales.
Andrew has worked at a very senior level in complex NHS organisations, covering most aspects of the NHS. This has been in both urban and very rural settings, the latter being in Powys where he was Chief Executive of the Powys Health Board for four years.
Following a national role he undertook on a part time basis, Andrew left the NHS at the end of August 2014 to enable him to spend more time on voluntary work, mainly associated with his local church in Abergavenny. He is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee for Wye Valley NHS Trust.