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…

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…

Sally Wells

Director of Fundraising Operations 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…

Karen Sugarman

Director of Fundraising Development 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…

Piers Vimpany

Acting CEO & 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…