Kate has over 30 years experience in the NHS and voluntary sectors; as a Nurse and in a number of Service Improvement roles prior to joining the Hospice in 2006 and becoming Chief Executive of the Hospice in 2010.
Kate is particularly interested in ensuring that services and workforce are developed to be flexible and integrated across the care pathway, in order to support people whoever and wherever they are at end of life.
In 2017 Kate led the development of a new 3 year strategy which aimed to further develop the Hospice to extend its reach and workforce development forms a key strand in the plan.
Kate is a partnership governor at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of Share Community, a learning disabilities charity. She led the South London Hospice Education Consortium and through her links at Health Education England, gained NHS CIPD funding for all partner hospices and drafted the HEE End of Life education and training Strategy for South London.
Kate is a member of NHS London’s End of Life Care Clinical Network Clinical Leadership Group and is the London Advisory Council member for Hospice UK.