The Hospice of the Good Shepherd is delighted to announce Rhian Edwards as its new Chief Executive.

Rhian was born in Wrexham and spent a number of years living just outside Chester. For the last 25 years she has worked across Europe and in America and said that she was ‘immensely proud’ to take up this exciting position at the Hospice.

Her career started in the Financial Services Sector, but in 2007 a move into the Logistics Sector saw her broaden her experience. During this time she gained extensive strategic and leadership experience across a range of high-profile organisations supporting many of them with global transformational change programmes.

In 2017 she decided it was time to use her skills to support charitable and not for profit organisations. Her last role was as Director of a Cancer Charity and during this time she worked with the NHS Trusts in and around London, the Welsh NHS, Welsh Government and other partners to influence policy and drive service improvements to include taking patient support and treatment services closer to home.

Despite working away for so many years, Rhian has always spent a lot of time in North Wales and the Chester area visiting her family and friends, but having the opportunity to support her home community professionally and in a field that she is passionate about, in her words “is simply brilliant”.

Rhian said: “I am immensely proud and pleased to be taking on the role of Chief Executive of Hospice of the Good Shepherd. I know how dearly the communities of West Cheshire and North East Wales hold the Hospice for the excellent palliative care and bereavement services provided through the Living Well Centre, Family Support Services and Inpatient Unit.”

She continued: “The team have worked tirelessly during the current pandemic to continue to provide these services during what have been extremely challenging times, especially with regards to fundraising. We have been supporting patients, their family & their loved ones for over 30 years and my aim is to work with local businesses and other supporters to ensure we remain at the heart of this community and continue to be here for all members of our community for another 30 years.”