Senior Management Team

Alison Moorey

Alison Moorey

Chief Executive

Alison qualified as a nurse in 1984 and worked in the NHS, mainly in cancer care, in Bristol, Winchester, Southampton and Guildford before joining St Wilfrid’s as Director of Nursing in 1997. She chaired the Management Team from 2003 and formally became Chief Executive four years later.

Although no longer in nursing as such, Alison’s background provides an understanding of the fundamental aspects of the care and support given to those in the community who need this so much towards the end of their lives.

Hospice care is all about excellent team work and St Wilfrid’s is all about people – I’m very proud to lead a fantastic team who all play their part in making a difference each and every day. It is a privilege to do this and to be leading an organisation where we all go the extra mile and help so many extraordinary people.

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Claire Magee

Medical Director

Claire studied medicine at Cambridge and Oxford Universities. She has worked in palliative medicine since 2009, starting her training in Wessex before moving to the West Midlands. During her training she undertook an MSc in Palliative Care at King’s College London and spent time in Uganda supporting the development of a palliative care degree course and the integration of new palliative care services.

She completed her training in 2014 and began her consultant career in Coventry where she led an NHS community palliative care team. She worked closely with the local hospices and held a role with the CCG.

Claire grew up in Emsworth and in 2019 she chose to move back to the area with her young family, joining the medical team at St Wilfrid’s. She brings her knowledge and experience of community palliative care and is passionate about providing end of life care to the local community.

Helen Edson

Director of Finance

Helen is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in the Charity sector, She joined St Wilfrid’s in April 2015 as Head of Finance.

Helen’s professional training and experience provides a good understanding of the many specific challenges facing a Charity from funding to Gift Aid, as well as the day to day challenges facing any organisation. Helen aims to use her knowledge and experience to contribute to the provision of quality end of life care, and enjoys working in a team that is so supportive of each other whilst focussed on delivering quality, professional care to people at the end of their lives.

Suzy O’Callaghan

Director of Clinical Services

Suzy brings with her extensive experience from a range of health care settings. Having grown up in a military family she eventually pursued a career in nursing and during her time as a student nurse joined the Army Reserves.

Following a specialist career in adult and children’s neuroscience, Suzy was offered an opportunity to lead a rehabilitation service for children with acquired brain injury in Bath. It was during this time she says that she really got to understand the value of close Multi- Disciplinary Team working.

After working for a period with the Defence Medical Services, Suzy was recruited to a Head of Clinical Services post at St Margaret’s Hospice, Somerset where she was responsible for the Nursing and Therapy services across South Somerset and the Mendips. Just before taking up the St Wilfrid’s role, Suzy was at Weldmar Hospice in Dorset where she was responsible for the delivery of community and In Patient Nursing and Therapy Services for West Dorset.

Laura Addison

Director of Retail

After working in Poland, Italy and Sweden, Laura now calls West Wittering home. Laura joined St Wilfrid’s Hospice as Retail Director after working in Europe as Sales Manager for IKEA UK and IE, bringing many years of strategic experience in high volume commercial retailing, and is committed to seizing opportunities to grow sales, minimise costs and ultimately deliver sustainable profit for our Hospice.

Believing good and sustainable business results come through unleashing talents and creating a great place to work Laura is working to ensure we listen to our customers to develop a relevant and enjoyable place to shop.

Laura appreciates the great outdoors, whether it’s dog walking, gardening or simply exploring our beautiful coast and countryside. With a passionate interest in home furnishing and eclectic design, mixing modern styles with vintage treasures (sometimes found in charity shops) Laura is increasingly devoted to contributing to a more sustainable world, through minimising waste and reducing carbon footprints.

Lauren Kemp

Director of Fundraising

Lauren has worked for several charities including The Fishermen’s Mission and Brain Tumour Research, in community, events and corporate fundraising roles. She joins us from Helen and Douglas House Children’s Hospice in Oxford where she led on long term partnerships building and community event management.

Lauren loves working in fundraising because of the amazing people you get to meet who are all so passionate about the cause that is closest to them. She feels very privileged and proud to lead a wonderfully enthusiastic team that works hard to support St Wilfrid’s ability to continue providing care long into the future.

Vice Presidents

  • Dr Christopher Bateman, FRCPath
  • Mr Michael Bevis
  • Dr Alan Copsey
  • Mrs Joan Foster
  • Mrs Kay Glendinning, MBE
  • Mrs Susan Hyland
  • Mr Graham Papworth
  • Dr Sandra Sedgwick, FRCGP, M.MedEd
  • Mr Jim Shippam
  • Mrs Lis Spence
  • Mr Martin Troy
  • Mrs Angela Wormald


Lady Nicholas Gordon Lennox

We share the sad news that Lady Mary Gordon Lennox, the President of our charity, died at home on 26th September. Lady Mary was a great supporter of our work and very proud of her association with the Hospice. We have many fond memories of her support over the years to cherish, including lovely gestures such as sending the team flowers on the day we moved into our new building. Our heart felt condolences go to her friends and family.

  • Mrs Susan Pyper, Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex
  • Mrs Jean Jackson
  • Mr Danny Mac
  • Mrs Denise Patterson DL
  • Dame Patricia Routledge, DBE
  • Mr and Mrs Christopher and Annie Timothy

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