Senior Leadership Team

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.

Dr Syed Qamar Abbas

Qamar graduated from Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan in 1993 after which he moved to the United Kingdom in 1995...

Medical Director

Carolanne Brannan

Carolanne has worked in many areas within healthcare delivery but has mainly specialised in oncology and palliative care. Her previous...

Director of Clinical Integration

Sheona Evangeli

Sheona graduated from South Bank University with a degree in District Nursing and qualified as a Registered Nurse since 1996....

Director of Patient Care and Quality

Rosie Knowles

As Director of Income Generation & Communications Rosie is responsible for our fundraising, lottery, retail activities, and our hospice wide...

Director of Income Generation & Communications

Angela Proctor

Angela Proctor joined St Clare Hospice as Director of People and Communities, in September 2023. She joins the hospice with...

Director of People & Communities

Nadarasa Sooryakumaran

Soorya, joined St Clare Hospice as Director of Finance & Resources in May 2023 with lead responsibility for Finance, Information...

Director of Finance and Resources

Sarah Thompson

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

Chief Executive