Press release: Hospice welcomes new Chair and two new Trustees

Wednesday 27 Apr 2022

Hospice welcomes new Chair and two new Trustees

The Trustees of Jersey Hospice Care are pleased to announce three new additions to their Board, including the appointment of Goetz Eggelhoefer as their new Chairman. Joining Goetz as Trustees are Emma Martins and Tarina Le Duc.

Mike Palfreman, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Trustees play an integral role in directing and supporting a charity to do the very best for their cause and we are delighted to be welcoming three great new individuals to Hospice. Together Goetz, Emma and Tarina bring a wealth of experience that I can already see will have a demonstrable and positive impact on the organisation and all those we care for.

“Trustees are part of our amazing community of volunteers without whom we couldn’t do what we do. I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has sat on our Board and contributed to ensuring the continued provision of outstanding care. A special thank you to our outgoing Chair, Julie Coward, who has been tremendous in leading Hospice through hugely challenging times over the last six years.”

Goetz Eggelhoefer was appointed as a Trustee in March and formally took on the role of Chair on 19 April. Goetz moved to Jersey from Singapore approximately five years ago, following a 30-year career in global finance. During his time in Asia, he helped to found Parivaar, a charity in Calcutta, India ( He is also currently a Trustee for a UK-based water charity, Just-a-Drop (

Emma Martins and Tarina Le Duc were also appointed as Trustees in March. Emma is currently Data Protection Commissioner for Guernsey, having held the same role previously for Guernsey and Jersey. Tarina is a registered nurse by profession and until July 2021 was Head of Quality and Safety, and previously Head of Governance and Risk, at Health and Community Services, Government of Jersey.

Goetz Eggelhoefer, said: “I am delighted to have been appointed Chairman of Hospice and to be joining the great team of Trustees, helping to steer the charity in continuing to support those living with a life-limiting condition. Hospice does a fantastic job in the local community and it’s a real privilege to have the opportunity to support the Island in this way.”