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Management Team

Our Executive Team lead a group of more than 200 staff across the organisation, specialising in a variety of fields; including palliative medicine, therapies, fundraising and retail. 

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Catherine McLaughlin

Chief Executive Officer

Catherine McLaughlin joined Thames Hospice as Chief Executive Officer in September 2022.

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Tracey Talbot

Finance Director

Tracey joined Thames Hospice in 2015 as Finance Manager and was promoted to Head of Finance & IT before taking up her current role where she is now responsible for Finance, IT and Data.

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Carol Carpenter

Director of People & Operations

Carol joined Thames Hospice as Director of People in May 2021 with the ambition to attract, develop and engage staff and volunteers to offer excellent services for the community and those in our care. 

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Dr Nick Dando

Medical Director & Deputy CEO

Nick joined Thames Hospice in August 2022 as Chief of Clinical Services, supporting our doctors in the delivery of specialist medical care to patients on the Inpatient Unit and across our local community.

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Julie Rowley

Director of Retail

Julie joined Thames Hospice in April 2006 and worked in various roles within Retail before taking over as Retail Director in May 2015.

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Jane Symmons

Fundraising Director

Jane Symmons joined Thames Hospice in 2016 as Head of Capital Appeal and Major Gifts. In 2021 she became Associate Director of Major Gifts and Legacies and in January 2024 she was promoted to Director of Fundraising.

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Make a difference

Our services are free of charge to all those in our community who need vital hospice care but this is only made possible through the charitable support and generosity of our amazing community. We need to raise £38,363 each day to fund our services 365 days a year to the people who need us most.

We’ve never needed you, our wonderful supporters, more than we need you today. Please donate what you can to help keep hospice care available for those in desperate need.

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