Two new trustees who have recently joined the board at St Catherine’s Hospice are looking forward to fresh challenges in 2018 helping to steer the future direction of the charity.
Tim Frier, marketing director at Places for People, and Rachael Moses, consultant physiotherapist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, bring valued new skills and experience to the board of trustees.
Tim sits on the Community and Income Committee where one of his key focuses will be offering insight and advice on the direction and delivery of the organisation’s communications strategy, while Rachael sits on the Patient Care Committee, where she is the first trustee with a physiotherapy background.
Rachael joined Lancashire Teaching Hospitals two and a half years ago in a new post of consultant physiotherapist. Her areas of expertise include complex ventilation and weaning and advanced airway clearance techniques, for which she lectures and presents in the UK and internationally at both pre and post graduate level.
Previously she was the respiratory physiotherapy lead at St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust in London, and before that worked for 12 years as a senior physiotherapist at Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust.
Rachael, a graduate of the University of Hertfordshire, also sits on the British Thoracic Society Council and the Critical Care Specialist Advisory Group where she represents Allied Health Professionals, and chairs a national network group ‘Respiratory Leaders in Physiotherapy’.
Rachael said: “I am extremely excited to be joining the St Catherine’s Hospice team. I feel the challenge will add a new dimension to my role as a clinician and holistic practitioner. I’m keen to use some of my skills to contribute to the work of the Patient Care Committee, with particular reference to advanced care planning.”
Tim has more than 15 years’ experience in marketing and communications across a range of sectors. He has worked in his current role at Places for People – one of the largest property and leisure management, development and regeneration companies in the UK – since 2014, where he is responsible for the group marketing and communications strategy and leading a team which provides marketing services to around 20 group companies.
Before moving to Places for People, Tim worked for Leyland-based housing association Progress Housing Group. It was here where he first found out about the work of St Catherine’s Hospice, becoming involved in various fundraising and sponsorship activities.
A chartered marketer and UCLan journalism graduate, Tim said he was delighted to join the board – particularly at such an important time in the development of the charity’s marketing and communications activities.
Tim said: “St Catherine’s plays such an important role in the Central Lancashire community by providing invaluable care. It can only do so thanks to the generosity of its wonderful supporters, and I am proud to be part of the dedicated team which really makes a difference to local people.
“Marketing and communications are fundamental to any organisation’s success, but particularly for a charity which is so dependent on its strong reputation and ongoing public support. It is an exciting time for St Catherine’s as they work to deliver their ambitious communications and engagement strategy, and I am looking forward to working with them to maximise its potential to deliver the best outcomes for the charity and the people it serves.”