David Burland

Chief Executive David Burland has twenty years’ experience in the hospice movement and has been Chief Executive of Shooting Star Chase since November 2012. His background includes more than ten years at Help the Hospices (now Hospice UK), starting as Director of Fundraising where he oversaw the charity’s near six-fold increase in income over seven…

Patricia Mbasani

Director of People Development, HR and Volunteers Patricia joined Shooting Star Chase in August 2015 to lead on the strategic delivery of all aspects of people development and facilities for our 200 staff and 700 volunteers. She brings with her a wealth of experience following seven successful years as Head of Human Resources at the…

Adam Petrie

Director of Communications Adam has worked predominantly for not-for-profits since leaving the world of football sticker collections in 2003. Since then he has worked across a wide range of charity comms, with particular focus on media relations, creating compelling publications, and nurturing brands to better reflect a charity’s mission. In 2013 he led the rebrand…

Helen Sibley

Director of Care Helen joined Shooting Star Chase as Director of Care in January 2015. She brought with her 30 years’ nursing experience that began by training as a nursery nurse in a small town in Wales to Associate Director of Operations, Women’s Health and Paediatrics in Acute Hospital services at Ashford and St Peter’s…

Karen Sugarman

Director of Fundraising After beginning her career in television and music, Karen was inspired to work in the charity sector after her mother passed away in a hospice at a young age. She worked for Cancer Research and then CLIC Sargent before her desire to work for a hospice came to fruition in 2002 when…

Piers Vimpany

Director of Finance and Resources Piers is a qualified chartered accountant having qualified in 1994 and has worked in the charity and not-for-profit sector since 1996. After two years in Tanzania working on a Primary School Project, he returned to the UK as a charity auditor at Baker Tilly, then as a senior manager at…