Rhian Edwards : Chief Executive
Rhian Edwards took up the post of Chief Executive at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd in January 2021.
Rhian brings a broad range of skills and experience to the team having worked in the Financial Services, Logistics and Charity sectors. Throughout her career Rhian has led and delivered successful strategic and cultural change, and when doing this has always ensured that the services users and staff are at the heart of the change.
She has worked for some of the UK’s and World’s best-known brands which has included Barclays, Société Générale and Royal Mail and most recently with Tenovus Cancer Care. Rhian has also been a Non-Executive Director to the South Wales Based Housing and Care provider Linc Cymru, and an advisor to Relate Cymru.
Liz Taylor : Director of Clinical Services
Liz began working at the Hospice in 2016 as the Living Well Centre and Community Development Manager. She has been Director of Clinical Services for 2 years and her responsibilities include being the Registered Manager for the Hospice, Caldicott Guardian, the Controlled Drug Accountable Officer and Lead for Clinical Governance. She is accountable for the care provided within the Hospice and for ensuring the safety of patients at all times.
Liz has over 20 years’ experience in cancer and palliative care and has worked in hospital, hospice and community settings. Liz began her palliative care career working with people affected by HIV and AIDS and is driven by the desire to ensure that all people get access to the right services when they need them.
Caroline Siddall : Director Of Income Generation
Caroline joined the Hospice of the Good Shepherd in December 2017 as Director of Income Generation and is responsible for all areas of fundraising including lottery and retail. She also has responsibility for marketing and communications. It is Caroline’s job to ensure that we raise sufficient funds to ensure the financial sustainability of the Hospice and that our community know about the care we offer and how they can support the work we do.
Caroline has been fundraising since 1990 and has been involved in Hospice fundraising since 2000. She is passionate about the Hospice movement and has had personal experience of the difference Hospice care make to both patients and their families. Caroline has been a member of the Institute of Fundraising for over 20 years and a member of the North West Committee since 2007 and served as Chair of the North West for 3 years. In 2017 Caroline was made a Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising in recognition of her services the North Fundraising Community.
Julie Davies : Director of People and Development
Julie is our Director of People and Development and is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources and Learning and Development for our hospice employees and volunteers.
Julie joined the Hospice in 2019 with over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources which she gained in a variety of organisations and sectors, but most recently Further Education and prior to that Local Government.
Julie is a qualified Executive Coach and Workplace Mediator. She is also a trained Corporate Health Assessor and is passionate about championing our hospice employee and volunteer health and wellbeing. Julie is a member of the Instituted of Leadership and Management and a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD).
David Haden : Head Of Finance
David joined the Hospice in August 2017 having previously spent 25 years working in Finance in the aviation industry for various companies manufacturing aerospace components.
Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982, David spent 10 years working in Insolvency before moving into industry.
David brings hands-on experience in business planning, business modelling and forecasting with experience in managing liquidity issues and business recovery.
Dr Lucy Cook : Responsible Clinician
Dr Lucy Cook is the senior speciality doctor & responsible clinician here at the Hospice. She has been working in the field of palliative medicine for 13 years and has attained her post graduate diploma in palliative medicine from Cardiff University in 2011. Dr Lucy spent 2 years in India where she spent time volunteering at a hospice in Bangalore and she has a passion the delivery of excellent palliative care.
As a member of the SMT her role involves both clinical and managerial duties. Her role includes supporting the Hospice medical team, co-ordination of patient care and ensuring continuity and safety of patients in the Hospice. Working collaboratively with health care professionals from other services to ensure that as many people as possible can access the excellent care at the Hospice.