About us Board of Trustees Marie Gilsenan Marie grew up in Ireland. Her passion for people and building positive relationships can be traced back to her pre-professional days; whether as the eldest of seven children, or teaching at university and church. Marie has worked for over 20 years in the private sector at board level in retail and banking companies across the UK, Europe, the US & Asia. More recently, Marie left corporate life to raise her young family. Whilst working flexibly from home, she established a multi million pound direct sales business, with a team of 200+ across the UK. Marie is a Fellowship Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, with a keen interest in organisation design, transformation and leadership development. She looks forward to using her skills and experience to positively contribute and add value to the hospice. Marie believes the colleagues and volunteers connected to the hospice are at the heart of what will enable the hospice to reach out to, and improve the lives of all who are within the hospice’s care. Living in North Ayrshire, Marie says it is a privilege to be a part of the hospice team, and contribute to her local community.