Changes to the senior management team are being made at the Norfolk Hospice Tapping House – just ahead of its forthcoming move into a splendid new facility in Hillington.
Firstly, Richard Shaw, who has carried out the role of Chief Executive Officer for the past four years, is retiring at the end of this month. His presence will be sorely missed, but a smooth transition is ensured as his present deputy and Director of Care, Lyndsay Carter, will be taking the reins.
Lyndsay became inspired by palliative care during her time as a district nurse in Lincolnshire, and studied for a degree and an MSc in advanced nursing practice. Extensive experience gained whilst working as Lead Nurse for Cancer and Palliative Care in Peterborough, meant that she was an ideal candidate for her present role at The Norfolk Hospice.
She said: “I’m looking forward to working with the patients, the trustees, the staff, and volunteers to take the organisation into the next, exciting stage of its development.”
Lynn Lockheart has joined the senior team as Director of Operations, having already taken over Tom Fitzalan Howard’s role of Director of Support Services when he stepped down from the position, and brings with her experience in finance and HR.
The third new member of the team is Mark Shea, who became Commercial Director in April this year. With a background in sales and marketing, Mark gained many years’ experience at senior management level with large international financial organisations.
Lyndsay, Lynn and Mark have joined Glenda Langmead, Director of Finance, and Rebecca Meyrick, Head of Outreach, to form a new, very experienced senior management team, to take the Norfolk Hospice through this stage of change and rapid development and beyond.
As the Hospice and its team of professionals and volunteers move towards the opening of their state-of-the-art new building in Hillington, the finance, operations, retail and fundraising departments have also been recruiting to support the increased activity.
In order to fulfil an expanding range of services, more volunteers will be needed to work alongside permanent staff. Anyone who can spare a few hours a week, and thinks that they could support patients and carers at a very difficult time in their lives, can find out more by visiting the website, www.norfolkhospice.org.uk.