Kerry took up the post of Chief Executive of St Gemma’s Hospice in 2010. Kerry is responsible for the strategic leadership of St Gemma’s, with a focus on delivering the highest quality palliative and end of life care, education and research; the wellbeing, engagement and development of Hospice staff and volunteers; engagement with our diverse communities; effective governance; and financial sustainability. St Gemma’s is rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission and is a University Teaching Hospice.
Kerry is a member of a number of cross-city groups, representing St Gemma’s, palliative care and the wider third sector. She is the Yorkshire & Humber representative for Hospice UK and a member of the North East & Yorkshire Strategic Clinical Network; she is also a member of the West Yorkshire & Harrogate Hospice Collaboration.
Prior to joining St Gemma’s she worked in a number of healthcare roles, including the Department of Health’s Private Finance Unit; Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust where she was Project Director for the £250m Bexley wing cancer centre; and Nova Healthcare as Chief Executive.
Kerry’s qualifications include BA in Economics and English and PG Diploma in Project Leadership. She is also a Chartered Accountant, having trained and worked at Deloitte from 1989 to 1997.