Kate Phipps-Wiltshire is an experienced CEO in the hospice sector having led both adult and children’s hospices including the John Taylor hospice in Birmingham for five years and, more recently, Tŷ Hafan children’s hospice in south Wales. Her 25 year career also includes public service in local councils and the NHS and she has also been a charity trustee at the Sir John Moore Foundation
Kate has a passion for life affirming care, enthusiasm and dedication to the hospice sector and an impressive track record in setting up award-winning innovative services and experience in motivating teams, building strategic alliances and working in partnership with not-for-profit, NHS and social care organisations.
Kate commented, “With a powerful history and an outstanding CQC rating, The Hospice of St Francis is an incredible place. It holds an ambition to be the best in its field; an ambition that I share. I want the word hospice first and foremost to be associated with hope. Our society is living on the cusp of change, in the shape of its population and in the pattern of health and illness. There is so much our Hospice can do to help people living with a progressive or life-limiting condition and their loved ones.
“Alongside extending the scope of our care, I am mindful of the income we need to sustain our vital services. I want The Hospice of St Francis to become the charity of choice for even more fundraisers and future volunteers and the employer of choice in the locality. I hope to lead by example with the fundraising effort and am always looking for the next challenge having tandem skydived, coast walked 50 miles and completed a beach rainbow run without sinking completely into the sand for previous charities!”
When not working, Kate has an insatiable curiosity and a love for family, friends, food, travel, the creative arts, gardening and outdoor living.