• Giles Tomsett
    Giles Tomsett Chief Executive

    Giles has spent over 20 years in health and social care leadership, both in the UK and across the world. His closest friend was cared for by St Catherine’s and he is passionate about ensuring local people receive the very best end of life care possible.

  • Dr Patricia Brayden
    Dr Patricia Brayden Medical Director

    Patricia has been a Consultant at St Catherine’s since 2000 and heads up our medical team. She studied medicine at Cambridge and started working in palliative medicine in 1996. She was one of the first graduates of the King’s College London MSc in Palliative Care, which sparked an ongoing interest in service organisation and policy. Outside of medicine Patricia enjoys cooking, reading and travelling. She tweets as @StchMed.

  • Penny Jones
    Penny Jones Director of Care Services

    Penny leads St Catherine’s nursing, therapies and counselling teams. She has extensive experience in end of life care and has held senior nursing and management roles at other hospices and within the NHS. She lives in St Catherine’s referral area and has various interests, including keeping fit, the great outdoors, photography and gardening.

    Penny Jones is also the Registered Manager for St Catherine’s Hospice.

  • Claire Irving
    Claire Irving Director of Fundraising and Marketing

    Claire has worked for St Catherine’s since 2006, following a career in fundraising, business development and project management in national charities and NGOs. Alongside spending time with family and friends, Claire enjoys bike riding in her spare time.

  • Eric Norman
    Eric Norman Finance and Site Services Director

    Eric has been at St Catherine’s since January 2013 following over 25 years in senior positions in local government finance for many different authorities in various parts of the country. He is a keen football fan, supporting his team Southampton both home and away. Eric also enjoys walking and is an avid reader.

  • Karen Anderson
    Karen Anderson Head of HR

    Karen has worked for St Catherine’s since 2002 and became Head of HR in 2010. She has had an extensive and varied career. This includes previous leadership roles in product development and overseas service operations for a travel company, as well as experience working in retail operations. She enjoys socialising with family and friends, and cycling.

  • Colin Wakefield
    Colin Wakefield Head of Trading

    Colin joined St Catherine’s in March 2016.  He previously worked as Head of Retail for two other hospices and also as a consultant to many large and small charities and national companies. In his spare time he collects, restores and races classic cars.

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