New Communications Director appointed at Hospice UK

Oct 03, 2016

Hospice UK is delighted to announce that Sue Wixley will join its Senior Management Team as its new Director of Communications and Campaigns at the end of this year.

Sue Wixley joins the charity from New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) where she has led all its marketing and communications activities. This includes leading a major rebrand, building digital channels and developing an events programme to engage stakeholders.

Sue brings 25 years’ experience in communications and campaigns in the non-profit sector. She has previously worked for Amnesty International and Oxfam in the UK and South Africa and the Nobel Peace Prize winning International Campaign to Ban Landmines in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Sue is a trustee of the Consortium for Street Children.

Tracey Bleakley, Chief Executive of Hospice UK, said:

“I am delighted that Sue Wixley is joining Hospice UK as our Director of Communications and Campaigns.

“She has impressive experience in both internal and external communications and a strong track record of delivering impactful charity campaigns.

“Sue will lead a step-change in our communications, championing hospice care publicly to reach new audiences and strengthening engagement with our members to amplify the collective voice of the hospice care movement.

“She will be instrumental in ensuring that hospices are positioned more prominently with leading health and social care decision-makers and are viewed as providing a key solution to current and future challenges in end of life care. We look forward to having her on board.”

Commenting on her appointment, Sue Wixley said:

“I am thrilled to be joining the Hospice UK team. I look forward to working with hospices to build awareness at a national level of their vital work and to stimulate a conversation with the public and with policy-makers about what care at the end of life means for all of us.

“With our health and social care system under enormous pressure, the compassion, professionalism and adaptability of the hospice movement is now more important than ever.”

Sue will begin working at Hospice UK in mid December.

Notes to editor

  • Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice care and the only membership body for organisations providing hospice care. We support and champion the work of more than 200 of these organisations across the UK.
  • Hospices, and other organisations which provide hospice care, offer vital care for people with terminal or life-limiting conditions and also support their families and carers.
  • For further information about hospice care follow us on Twitter @hospiceukPA.
  • Get all the latest news from the hospice and palliative care sector, as well as patient stories, on ehospice UK at: www.ehospice.com/uk This service is managed by Hospice UK. You can also follow ehospice news on Twitter at @ehospicenews.

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