Kerry has over 20 years’ experience working in the charity and public sectors as a marketing and communications professional. Before joining the Hospice in November 2016 she had been a marketing and brand consultant for national young person’s charity Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.
Following the completion of a BSc Hons Degree in Human Biology form King’s College University of London and obtaining a First for her dissertation on the genetics and neurology of dyslexia, Kerry began her career at a national dyslexia charity as a press officer. Positions held have included being the Head of Marketing and Communications, Communications and Policy Manager and Head of Public Relations for a number of national charities and Science Communications Manager for LGC Group [formerly the Laboratory of the Government Chemist].
Kerry’s experience over the years has included working in education policy, science communications and the full marketing and communications mix from traditional PR to digital marketing and ecommerce across a number of different charities.
Kerry heads up the Marketing Department and took over as the lead for the Hospice’s Retail Division in January 2020.
Phil joined Woking & Sam Beare Hospices as the Director of Fundraising in March 2017. He has worked within the fundraising and charity sector for over 16 years starting his career at the NSPCC as a Regional Campaign Manager for the Full Stop Appeal.
Prior to being a fundraiser Phil started out in advertising and marketing after graduating with a Business and Marketing degree from Southampton University, where he also achieved qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Phil’s first step in to fundraising at the NSPCC enabled him to gain considerable knowledge of all disciplines in the sector under the tutorage of leading and highly respected figures such as Giles Pegram. A move to Marie Curie Cancer Care saw Phil specialise in the corporate arena as Head of their Corporate Fundraising team, where he secured major new partnerships with the likes of Tesco, Homebase and BAA Heathrow – all were ground breaking initiatives for their time.
More recently Phil managed the fundraising team for a national educational charity Dyslexia Action, and as a consultant Phil has
shared his knowledge and expertise within the sector to support both the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and Clic Sargeant prior to them securing the Tesco charity of the year. He has worked with Habitat for Humanity, The Brain tumour Charity, ICAN and the British Dyslexia Association to develop their respective fundraising strategies.
Phil is now proud to be working for his local charity and has high ambitions to grow the income and help position the fundraising team at the forefront of the hospice sector.
Marian Imrie joined us as CEO after a short period on our Board of Trustees. She is an experienced senior healthcare manager and was director of the The Nuffield Health Woking Hospital for two years and has held senior roles in the NHS, BMI Healthcare, HCA and Aspen Healthcare.
Marian has a background in accountancy and lives in Camberley. She has taken on the role of CEO on a voluntary and unpaid basis and hopes to bring her wealth of general and commercial management experience in the healthcare sector to her new role.