Our Senior Management

The day to day running and management of the Hospice is led by the Senior Management Team. The team focuses on the delivery of The Prince of Wales Hospice’s strategy. 


David Stewart, Chief Executive and Company Secretary 

David joined the Hospice in 2003 after a career that embraced central and local government and the private sector. His aspiration was,and is, to make the Hospice one of the most efficient, dynamic and best regarded hospices in the region.  That remains work in progress but he greatly appreciates the significant achievements of the teams it is his privilege to manage.


Amanda Darley, Facilities Manager and Deputy Chief Executive

Amanda is responsible for providing strategic leadership and senior operational management of the catering, housekeeping, maintenance and IT departments and managing all capital building projects as well as ensuring compliance with Health and Safety and Information Governance.  She also deputise for, and provides support to, the Hospice Chief Executive and has been at the Hospice since 1999.

Jo Schofield, Clinical Services Manager 

Joanne joined the Hospice in 2016 as Clinical Service Manger, responsible for leading the clinical staff, including nurses and therapists, ensuring the delivery of high standards of care. Joanne brings over 30 years nursing experience, the last 15 years being within Adult Community Nursing Services.

Hazel Pearce, Medical Director 

Hazel has been a consultant in specialist palliative medicine at the Hospice since 2008. She also works at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust and in the community seeing patients at home. Hazel is the lead for patient care and clinical governance within the Hospice and is dedicated to providing patient centred care.

Laura Bennett, Head of Income Generation

Laura is responsible for overseeing the fundraising for the Hospice, as well as promoting the charity’s services and facilitating communications with staff and volunteers. Laura has almost twenty years experience in the world of fundraising. She returned to the Hospice in 2015 after five years away.

Cath Cook, Head of Finance 

Cath joined the Hospice in 2016 and is responsible for overseeing the Hospice's finance department. 
Cath has over 15 years experience in charity finance. 

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