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Meet the team

At Rotherham Hospice

Our dedicated team

Meet our dedicated team who work very hard to look after our patients, their families and friends.

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Executive team

Sally Napper

Chief executive officer

Sally grew up in Stockport, before taking the big leap and moving to London at the age of 18 to train as a Children’s and Adult Nurse at World-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital.  After qualifying, Sally worked in Neonatal Surgery and Paediatric Intensive Care.

Since then Sally has obtained a wealth of experience that she brings to Rotherham Hospice having held positions such as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nurse at a number of hospitals including Aintree University Hospital Trust and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Most recently Sally was the NHS England Director of Nursing for Lancashire & Cumbria and has been leading on improving the quality of wound care and the development of a national strategy. She has worked closely with Hospices throughout her career and was a Trustee at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. Sally’s philosophy has followed her throughout her career and is the basis of her work over the years; “the patient always comes first”.

Sally has a large family and enjoys being out and about with them and her two dogs walking in The Peaks & Yorkshire Dales. She’s a keen reader and enjoys a good book on her Kindle. She also enjoys embroidery and knitting and is currently knitting babies’ hats as part of “Hats4Rwanda” in support of her daughter who is starting a role funded by UNICEF in Rwanda.

Sally brings her wide-ranging experience & skills from Hospitals to Hospices and her successes in providing quality services across the Country to Rotherham Hospice.

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Tamsin Dunkerley

Director of HR

Tamsin is the Director of Human Resources. 

Tamsin started working for Rotherham Hospice in January 2019, as has previously worked in education, housing, and the leisure industry.

Tamsin’s role is very varied; from dealing with day-to-day staffing concerns to strategic planning, development, and implementation of new policies/strategies/approaches – anything relating to employment.

Tamsin has always loved the diverse nature of the role.  She enjoys supporting employees and managers and her key aim every day is to try to make their workplace a better place to be.

Tamsin has twins; a boy and a girl.  Currently 18 years of age and both about to fly the nest to uni!

In her spare time, Tamsin likes to keep fit – but says it’s a challenge!  She has recently completed the Couch to 5K and her favourite exercise class is Powerhooping!

Andrew Pepper

Director of finance

Andrew was delighted to join the Hospice in December 2019 as our part-time Director of Finance and IT – following a long and successful career in the NHS where he held a range of Executive and Strategic roles.  His experience includes working across multiple organisations a system-level in a leading NHS network and over five years as a Chief Financial Officer with a wide and varied brief where he built a regional and national presence; as well as designing and delivering a range of projects and programmes with successful outcomes.

Andrew’s key strengths include strategic planning combined with interpersonal skills, enthusiasm, and communication; supported by long-standing professional financial expertise, governance; and leadership and collaboration skills.

Andrew said: “When I first visited the Hospice, I was immediately taken with the warm and welcoming culture of everyone who works here.  I spent some time just watching the interactions between staff, patients, and families.  I thought that this was a place I wanted to come and work.   I feel proud to be part of such a dedicated and caring team; and part of a community whose generous support ensures that we continue to deliver high-quality care to people and their families when they need it most.

Stephen King

Director of income generation & communications

Stephen joined us in June 2021 as Director of Income Generation and Communications. He has previously worked for a number of national charities since leaving the British Army in 2000. Stephen brings with him a lot of experience in growing income and developing new fundraising initiatives. His passion lies in leading and developing teams and getting the best out of people.

Stephen said “I have worked all over the world in my career and I have never felt more at home than here at the hospice. Every single person is friendly and 100% committed to making this hospice a truly wonderful place. I feel privileged to be part of this team and look forward to helping shape the future of Rotherham Hospice”.

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