Jayne Cooper has decided to step down as Chief Executive of Woking & Sam Beare Hospices and to hand the reins over to a successor who will lead the organisation through the next stage of its development. Taking over as CEO is Marian Imrie, an experienced senior healthcare manager who joined our Board of Trustees three months ago. She has now stepped down from her Trustee’s role in order to take on the Chief Executive position on a full time, unpaid voluntary basis.
Marian Imrie was director of the Nuffield Woking Hospital for two years and has held senior roles in the NHS, BMI Healthcare, HCA and Aspen Healthcare. She has a background in accountancy and lives in Camberley.
Chairman Tim Stokes commented: “Jayne Cooper has decided to step down and her leadership has steered the hospices through a period of great change culminating in the relocation of services to its current facility in Goldsworth Park. Jayne has managed this transition with great efficiency ensuring that the exemplary care that we provide for our patients and their families in both the community and within the hospice has been maintained at the highest level. She has been actively engaged with our communities in the important work of promoting the role and the nature of hospice care in addition to shaping the development of its longer‐term strategy.” Tim added “Marian brings a wealth of general and commercial management experience in the healthcare sector to her new role.”
The Board of Trustees would like to express their thanks and gratitude to Jayne Cooper for her management of the organisation since her appointment in May 2017, and wish both her and Marian every success in their new ventures.
Read more about our senior management team here.