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Our Management Team

We employ more than 200 staff, who are specialists in a variety of fields; including palliative medicine, social work, marketing, fundraising and retail. In addition to our Trustees, who give their time for free, we have over 550 volunteers who support us to provide our services - from helping patients, to working in our shops and supporting us at events.

Chief Executive - Debbie Raven

Debbie Raven

Debbie Raven became CEO of Thames Hospice in March 2015 and has overall responsibility for leading the charity, its patients, staff, volunteers, policies…

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Director of Nursing and Family Services - Lisa Church

Lisa Church

Lisa joined Thames Hospice in 2019, where she was appointed as the Director of Nursing and Family Services. This role involves overseeing all the clinical…

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Finance Director  - Tracey Talbot

Tracey Talbot

Tracey joined Thames Hospice in 2015 as Finance Manager and was promoted to Head of Finance & IT before taking up her current role where she is now…

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Director of Retail - Julie Rowley

Julie Rowley

Julie joined Thames Hospice in April 2006 as a Retail Area Manager and was promoted to Retail Operations Manager, then Head of Retail, before taking…

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Director of Fundraising and Marketing - Sarah Bissell

Sarah Bissell

Sarah Bissell joined Thames Hospice in October 2018 as Director of Fundraising and Marketing. Sarah joins Thames Hospice from Autistica, the UK’s leading…

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Director of Education and Innovation - Linda Freeman

Linda Freeman

Linda joined Thames hospice in September 2020 having worked for the NHS in oncology, palliative care, hospice care, cardio-thoracic and education. She…

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Medical Director and Consultant in Palliative Care Medicine - Dr Jita Das

Dr Jita Das

Jita joined Thames Hospice as Medical Director in July 2020. She completed a Certificate of Training in Palliative Medicine in 2009 and was awarded…

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