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, Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Estates and Facilities  

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, Head of Clinical Services 

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.

Samantha Calvert, Head of Finance

Samantha joined the Hospice in 2018 as Head of Finance after a varied career in finance and corporate services across the education and charity sectors.
Samantha is responsible for the strategic financial planning for the Hospice working closely with the SMT to ensure that the hospice utilises its resources effectively and efficiently for maximum benefit to patients.

Lindsay Hamer, Head of HR

Lindsay joined the Hospice in 2017 as Head of HR after a varied career in HR consultancy in the commercial and not for profit sectors.  Lindsay is responsible for the strategic leadership in relation to staff and volunteers at the Hospice.  Lindsay brings over 20 years of HR experience and is responsible for all aspects of human resources including recruitment, induction, training, staff engagement and HR casework.

Sharon Batty, Head of Income Generation

Sharon joined the Hospice Income Generation Team in 2016 and took on the role of Head of department in 2019. Bringing over 16 years of voluntary sector experience she leads the Retail, Fundraising and Marketing teams to maximise income and enhance the Hospice’s reputation by developing creative, viable and sustainable income and marketing channels. Driven by a desire to connect people who want to make the world a better place with those who can, Sharon’s passion is delivering exceptional supporter stewardship to forge loyal relationships.

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