Our People

Margaret Wright, Chief Executive


Margaret took up the post of Chief Executive at the Hospice of the Good Shepherd in March 2017 and brings a wealth of experience of the Hospice movement with her. She has been associated with the Hospice movement for over 20 years having worked as the Accountant and then Chief Executive at St Rocco’s Hospice in Warrington for several years. More recently she was also a Trustee at St Rocco’s.As a Chartered Accountant her background is in finance and business, and immediately prior to joining the Hospice of the Good Shepherd she worked as a Finance Director in industry. Margaret is passionate about palliative care and is committed to our Hospice providing the highest standards of care to our patients, their families and carers.

Liz Taylor, Director of Clinical Services

Liz began working at the Hospice in 2016 as the Living Well Centre and Community Development Manager. She has been Director of Clinical Services for 2 years and her responsibilities include being the Registered Manager for the Hospice, Caldicott Guardian, the Controlled Drug Accountable Officer and Lead for Clinical Governance. She is accountable for the care provided within the Hospice and for ensuring the safety of patients at all times. Liz has over 20 years’ experience in cancer and palliative care and has worked in hospital, hospice and community settings. Liz began her palliative care career working with people affected by HIV and AIDS and is driven by the desire to ensure that all people get access to the right services when they need them.

Caroline Siddall, Director Of Income Generation


Caroline Siddall joined the Hospice of the Good Shepherd in December 2017 as Director of Income Generation and is responsible for all areas of fundraising including lottery and retail. She also has responsibility for marketing and communications. It is Caroline’s job to ensure that we raise sufficient funds to ensure the financial sustainability of the Hospice and that our community know about the care we offer and how they can support the work we do. Caroline has been fundraising since 1990 and has been involved in Hospice fundraising since 2000. Caroline is passionate about the Hospice movement and has had personal experience of the difference Hospice care make to both patients and their families. Caroline has been a member of the Institute of Fundraising for over 20 years and a member of the North West Committee since 2007 and served as Chair of the North West for 3 years. In 2017 Caroline was made a Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising in recognition of her services the North Fundraising Community.

Julie Davies, Director of People and Development


Julie is our Director of People and Development and is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources and Learning and Development for our hospice employees and volunteers. Julie joined the Hospice in 2019 with over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources which she gained in a variety of organisations and sectors, but most recently Further Education and prior to that Local Government. Julie is a qualified Executive Coach and Workplace Mediator. She is also a trained Corporate Health Assessor and is passionate about championing our hospice employee and volunteer health and wellbeing. Julie is a member of the Instituted of Leadership and Management and a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD).

David Haden, Head Of Finance


David joined the Hospice in August 2017 having previously spent 25 years working in Finance in the aviation industry for various companies manufacturing aerospace components.Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982 and spent 10 years working in Insolvency before moving into industry. Brings hands on experience in business planning, business modelling and forecasting with experience in managing liquidity issues and business recovery.

Dr Fariha Bokhari, Responsible Clinician


Dr Bokhari is the senior speciality doctor/responsible clinician here at the hospice. She has been working in the field of palliative medicine for over 10 years and has attained her post graduate diploma in palliative medicine from Cardiff University in 2013. As a member of SMT her role involves both clinical and managerial duties ensuring best possible safe and evidence based care for patients admitted to the Hospice. She leads MDT meeting at the hospice, directing the medical provision of care and supporting all of our speciality doctors.

Dr Esraa Sulaivany, Locum Palliative Care Consultant


Dr Esraa Sulaivany has joined Hospice in January 2020 as a part time locum consultant in palliative medicine. Dr Sulaivany has the experience of working in different palliative care settings and localities for over 14 years. Dr Sulaivany is tasked with guiding the Hospice medical team, senior management team and the board of trustees toward a secure, sustainable and excellent medical care provision at the Hospice, working in full integration with both the acute hospital and the community palliative care teams to ensure safe and high standard of care to all patient in Chester.