On the move in December

Categories: Care, Featured, and People & Places.

In our final round-up of 2019 we take a look at the latest appointments and movements in the hospice sector.

Phyllis Tuckwell appoints new Chief Executive

Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care in Surrey has appointed Sarah Church CB as its new CEO. She will be joining the charity in mid-March next year, taking over the role from Sarah Brocklebank after she retires.

Sarah has worked in DEfRA since 2002, having previously worked in the Cabinet Office, No. 10 Policy Unit and Welsh Office. In 2016, when Director of DEfRA, she was appointed Companion to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB). Most recently, Sarah has spent two years working within DEfRA’s Commercial Directorate supporting the Common Agricultural Policy Delivery Programme, and as Head of DEfRA’s Estate.

She has lived in and around the local area for much of her life and is excited to be joining the organisation.  She said: “I’ve been very impressed with the passion and commitment of the people I met at Phyllis Tuckwell. Having just celebrated 40 years since they cared for their first patients, it is a very exciting time for this well-known local charity. I am looking forward to meeting the rest of the team and leading the charity through the next phase of their care to local people in our community.”  

St John’s Hospice CEO graduates with MBA

Sue McGraw, CEO of St John’s Hospice in Lancaster, has graduated from Lancaster University with an MBA, for which she has received a distinction.

Chris Heginbotham, Chair of Trustees, said: “St John’s Hospice has been proud of Sue since she was first appointed. Approachable and friendly but with a rigorous and thoughtful management style she las led the hospice first through difficult and then successful times during her tenure.

“A keen collaborator and collegiate worker, to cap it all, Sue has studied for an MBA at Lancaster University and this week has graduated with a Distinction. The whole hospice team and the wider movement will benefit from the skills she has acquired and we congratulate her most heartily.”

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice appoints new Chief Executive

Sophie Andrews OBE is the new CEO of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice in Barnet, Hertfordshire.

Sophie has been Chief Executive of The Silver Line, a helpline for elderly people, since its inception in 2012, after co-founding the charity with Dame Esther Rantzen. In 2017 she was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list in recognition of her contribution.

Prior to that she was Deputy Chief Executive of the Wave Trust and Head of Volunteering at the NSPCC. She was previously Chair of Samaritans, where she had been involved for 25 years as a listening volunteer.

Sophie said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Noah’s Ark at this stage of the charity’s journey. Having built and opened a state-of-the-art children’s hospice building, I’m totally committed to bringing The Ark to life for children and their families, so that it’s sustainable for many years to come.”

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