The Virtual Hospice CEO group was set up in the summer of 2020 as an exclusive forum for up to 15 hospice CEOs to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the sector. 

We meet via zoom every month, with invited specialist speakers on our chosen topic, who are encouraged to provoke our thinking and stretch us beyond our comfort zone. Subjects discussed to date include; 

Matthew Reed, CEO of Marie Curie on What will it mean to be a hospice in the era of Covid-19’
Katy Saunders & Laura Dale-Harris from Social Finance talking about their ‘End of Life Care Integrator fund’ and social investment more widely.
Martyn Drake author of ‘The Commercial Charity’, a very interesting and provocative read
Mark Astarita, formerly Director of Fundraising at The British Red Cross discussing ‘Resetting the Hospice Income Generation Model.’
Philip Kirkpatrick, Deputy Managing Partner and Head of Charity at Bates Wells, discussing ‘Governance in the post-Covid world’ - modernising charity governance structure and practice.
Joe Saxton of NfP Synergy who discussed his recent paper on charities charging for services.
David White Commercial Director from St Christopher’s on ‘The Future of Retail Post-Pandemic'
Meg Abdy & Richard Hill from Legacy Futures on ‘Securing Your Legacy Future’

Nicki Shaw, CEO of Princess Alice Hospice, has been involved since the start. ‘The group provides a very beneficial forum to discuss ideas and initiatives, to question our assumptions and see how we can push the boundaries in our thinking. Having an external speaker provides fresh insight and getting the thoughts of other CEOs gives a really helpful hospice perspective’

For more information on the Virtual Hospice CEO group, please contact me

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