Meet The Team

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    Zoe Steer

    Head of Fundraising

    Zoe has been working in the third sector for over 10 years, and leads the Love Musgrove Team. Contact Zoe for gifts in wills/legacies, major donations, and the Business Challenge. Email - Phone - 01823 343974 Mobile - 07557 012437

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    Dan Varley

    Community Fundraiser

    Dan’s main focus is to engage members of the community in Love Musgrove’s fundraising efforts. Contact Dan for challenge events, guest speakers, and business and group partnerships. Email - Phone - 01823 344437 Mobile - 07557 012467

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    Jordan Hills

    Fundraising Assistant

    Jordan is tasked with the day to day running of the Fundraising Office, and processing all the donations and queries that we receive. Contact Jordan for donations and gift aid Email - Phone - 01823 344437

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    Barbara Gregory

    Chair, Love Musgrove

    Barbara Gregory is a chartered accountant who has worked at senior management level in the NHS since 1993, including 15 years at Board level in many different parts of the health system. She has an excellent working knowledge gained from first-hand experience of the health and social care system including working in strategic transformation programmes. Barbara has also worked closely with senior colleagues from local authorities on the integration of provision and commissioning and on the opportunities for the devolution of expenditure to providers as part of the potential development of accountable oare organisations/systems. Barbara was appointed as a joint non-executive director in June 2018 for Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust before the two trusts merged to form Somerset NHS Foundation Trust in April 2020.

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    Brian Perowne


    Brian joined the Trust in March 2013. He brings with him a wealth of experience following a career in the Royal Navy which included three major commands and an appointment as head of naval communications. He served as chief executive of the Naval Base at Faslane on the Clyde before becoming Rear Admiral in 1996. He was chief executive of the Naval Bases and Supply Agency and served as chief of fleet support on the Admiralty and Navy Boards. From 2001–2011 Brian was chief executive of the Home Farm Trust, a national charity supporting adults with learning disabilities. He is a trustee of several charities, and a Deputy Lieutenant of Somerset.

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    HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO

    Royal Patron

    Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex is Love Musgrove’s Royal Patron. Her patronage reflects Her Royal Highness’s ongoing support of Love Musgrove, the hospital’s official charity, and her continued support of hospitals in the United Kingdom. Her Royal Highness has visited Musgrove on two occasions in support of Love Musgrove, once in March 2018 as she became Royal Patron of the MRI Million Campaign, and again in September 2019 to officially open the brand new MRI Scanner. To read more about the announcement, click here.