Senior management

Our Senior Management Team lead the day-to-day running of the hospice. They are highly skilled in their individual areas of expertise and are passionate about the hospice cause.


Tom Clayton
31 July 2014

Our Team



St Richard's Hospice is an independent registered charity. There are 200 full and part-time staff. St Richard’s is run by a Council of Governors and led by our Chairman, Mr John Bawden. The day to day running of the hospice is the responsibility of the senior management team.


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Tom Clayton
19 April 2012

Chief Executive Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson joined St Richard's Hospice as Chief Executive in February 2006 in time to plan the move to the new hospice that autumn and the expansion in staff and services that has happened since then. A graduate of the Army Staff College and the Open University, he has a Masters in Hospice Leadership degree from Lancaster University Management School. A former Army Officer, Mr Jackson, returned ... Read More

Tom Clayton
22 July 2011

Care Director June Patel

June is both a Registered and Public Health Nurse with a Masters Degree in Sociological Research from Warwick University. Her most recent appointments in the NHS have been Managing Director / Executive Nurse of Shropshire Primary Care Trust, Director of Clinical Services and Nursing of South Worcestershire Primary Care Trust and Director of Nursing of Worcestershire Community and Mental Health Tru... Read More

Tom Clayton
28 March 2013

Medical Director Dr. Nicky Wilderspin



After general hospital medical training Nicky initially pursued a career in international public health and clinical research, spending 5 years in Malawi, central Africa. Here she helped to establish community services for patients with tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. This was where she learnt the value of a palliative care approach, and saw how this could significantly improve quality of life, and...
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Tom Clayton
22 July 2011

Fundraising Director Tricia Cavell

Fundraising Director Tricia Cavell has been with with St Richard’s for over nine years having entered the profession from a career in banking and finance.

Tricia joined St Richard’s Hospice as Fundraising Manager at an exciting and challenging time with the need to grow hospice income and awareness alongside the launch of the new hospice appeal. She was appointed to Fundraising Director in April ...
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Tom Clayton
12 June 2012

Shops & Commercial Director Dan Corns

Danny joined St Michael’s Hospice, Hereford, as Shops Manager where he stayed for four years, developing their shops and fundraising.  He then joined St Richard’s Hospice in 2000 and two years later was asked to join the Senior Management team at the Hospice as the Shops and Commercial Director. He has grown the operation from six shops with a turnover of 275k to 19 shops plus a small outlet in th... Read More