Hospiscare’s Vice-Chairman, Sue Sutherland, originally qualified as a general nurse and midwife, and then gained post graduate qualifications in human resource (HR) management. She spent 40 years working in the health service until her retirement in 2010.
Sue has significant leadership, governance and management experience gained through over 20 years of working at Board level as an executive director in HR in nursing and operations at a range of public sector organisations, including five years as the Chief Executive of UK Transplant and five years as the Chief Executive of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
She was awarded the OBE in 2006 for services to organ donation and transplantation.
With additional experience as a non-executive board member, Sue was, for 6 years until 2016, the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Governors of Bournemouth University. She has recently been appointed a Pro Chancellor of Bournemouth University.