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Our Management Team

We employ more than 200 staff, who are specialists in a variety of fields; including palliative medicine, social work, marketing, fundraising and retail. In addition to our Trustees, who give their time for free, we have over 550 volunteers who support us to provide our services - from helping patients, to working in our shops and supporting us at events.

Chief Executive - Debbie Raven

Debbie Raven

Debbie Raven became CEO of Thames Hospice in March 2015 and has overall responsibility for leading the charity, its patients, staff, volunteers, policies…

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Director of Human Resources - Jackie Geeson

Jackie Geeson

Jackie joined Thames Hospice in June 2012 as Director of Human Resources. Jackie’s wealth of experience in the charity sector includes nine years as…

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Finance Director  - Ruth Bartholomew

Ruth Bartholomew

Ruth joined Thames Hospice in December 2014. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has nearly 30 years experience in a wide range of finance roles.…

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Director of Retail - Julie Rowley

Julie Rowley

Julie joined Thames Hospice in April 2006 as a Retail Area Manager and was promoted to Retail Operations Manager, then Head of Retail, before taking…

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Director of Patient and Family Services - Jacquie Batchford

Jacquie Batchford

Jacquie joined Thames Hospice as a Staff Nurse 15 years ago, becoming Head of Clinical Services before stepping into her current role as Director of…

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Director of Fundraising and Marketing - Sarah Bissell

Sarah Bissell

Sarah Bissell joined Thames Hospice in October 2018 as Director of Fundraising and Marketing. Sarah joins Thames Hospice from Autistica, the UK’s leading…

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