Our Directors

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Our directors are passionate about providing the highest quality specialist palliative care service to local people, and bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the Hospice.

Collectively they have operational authority and responsibility for running our organisation, and are supported by Our Trustees with regard to strategy and performance.

Sarah Thompson

Sarah joined St Clare in May 2017 with 11 years experience in the hospice sector. Prior to St Clare,...

Chief Executive

Dr John Zeppetella

John studied at University College London where he obtained a degree in Physiology before qualifying in medicine in 1985. He...

Medical Director

Philip Ball

Following jobs in the catering and retail industries, Philip began his career in healthcare in 1978 after a work colleague...

Director of Patient Care

Riyad Islam

Riyad joined the director team at the Hospice in 2009, and is also responsible for our IT and facilities departments....

Director of Finance and Resources

Tracey Hammond

Supporting our staff and volunteers so they can continue providing the incredible care that St Clare is renowned for is...

Director of Organisational Development

Cheryl Armitage

Cheryl is a fundraising and marketing professional with 20 years of charity experience....

Director of Income Generation