Nigel Harding

Nigel joined Shooting Star Chase in September 2018 as Chief Executive, bringing 20 years’ of experience in senior appointments in medical and palliative care.

Most recently Nigel was Chief Executive of St Joseph’s Hospice, where he remains a Trustee, and Chief Executive of Woking and Sam Beare Hospices. He previously...

Patricia Mbasani

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 Multiple Sclerosis Society...

Helen Sibley

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 Hospitals. In between, Helen has gained first-hand experience...

Karen Sugarman

Following a career in music, Karen joined Cancer Research UK as a volunteer before spending 15 years working for CLIC Sargent. Having become aware of the hospice movement at a very young age due to personal circumstances, it was in 2002 that Karen’s ambition to work in children’s palliative care came to fruition when she joined The Shooting Star Children’s Hospice.

In her current role Karen has helped to drive...

Sally Wells

Sally brings a wealth of organisational knowledge and fundraising experience having joined The Shooting Star Children’s Hospice in 2000. Focusing initially in the trusts and corporate field, Sally was instrumental in helping to achieve the £6.5 million capital appeal to build Shooting Star House.

Following this, Sally spent ten years’ specialising in major donor and high profile event fundraising, with a focus on planning...