Lynn Morgan joined the Charity as CEO in Spring of 2010. Lynn has a PhD in Organisational Psychology . She joined the Charity having been Director of Business and Enterprise at the East of England Development Agency and prior to that was the Regional Manager for the Big Lottery. Both organisations were about supporting strategic and service development across the East of England. Lynn had experienced the wonderful care provided by the hospice when her own father had been an inpatient and she realised the value of the work the hospice does and at the first opportunity, applied to join the Charity. The priority over the last five years has been to focus on building a new hospice and taking the hospice to an independent model, as these come to fruition, the new challenges of implementing the changes will now be her priority.
Liz is a qualified nurse, with an array of academic qualifications picked up during a career that started at Guys Hospital in 1988. She has had a very varied career so far; enjoying roles in intensive care and transplant surgery before moving to community based nursing. Working with patients and their families in the most complex of situations at home is something that Liz finds rewarding and a privilege to be part of. Leading teams and working with individuals to achieve their potential is something that makes Liz tick. She started at Arthur Rank Hospice six years ago. The work that the hospice does resonates with her values as a nurse and an individual; those of compassion, empathy and quality. The vision of a new hospice and independent status is a truly special project to be part of. Family time is important too, with running, singing and a good laugh thrown in.
Lorraine first worked at Arthur Rank in 2004 when she started her speciality training. When she finished her attachment at Arthur Rank she knew she wanted to come back and was delighted to return as a consultant in July 2008. Based in mainly in the community, Lorraine has an interest in medical law and ethics, advance care planning, chronic neurological conditions and teaching. Recently appointed as the medical director, she is also the Caldicott guardian and joint chair of the clinical care board. She is a keen salsa dancer and enjoys cycling and running with Jean-Pierre (JP) her standard poodle.
Karen joined the Charity as Director of Finance in May 2014. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloittes in 2003, Karen has since enjoyed working in various senior charity finance roles including 2 years at EACH (East Anglia's Children's Hospices) and 6 years at the conservation charity Fauna and Flora International. Karen is very much looking forward to working with everyone at the charity and hopes to be able to contribute towards streamlining systems as well as helping individuals, teams and the organisation manage and understand budgets and finances, with the aim that we use charity resources to deliver the best care possible to the patient. Karen has felt strongly about the hospice movement since her time at EACH and feels honoured to be working with the charity at such an exciting time. Karen enjoys running, reading and visiting the theatre.
Donna joined the charity in November 2012 as fundraising and marketing manager, a role which she wanted to realise further the voluntary experience gained at St. Elizabeth hospice in Ipswich. Donna was motivated to become a volunteer having felt extremely uneducated about hospice care, when she herself lost a close friend to a life limiting illness. Donna found being a volunteer was interesting, exciting and more importantly rewarding. Having specialised in events in previous positions at Ipswich Town Football Club and Newmarket Racecourses, Donna immediately recognised her transferable skills could be put to good use at the hospice. Appointed Director of Fundraising & Communications in April 2015 Donna continues to enjoy working closely with her team of sixteen staff in the hope that we continue to make every moment count for our patients and their loved ones.