About us Who we are Senior management Senior management Alison Stevens Chief Executive Alison was appointed Chief Executive of Farleigh Hospice in July 2013. She is married with two daughters. Previously a Registered Nurse in the UK and USA, Alison worked in the NHS, voluntary and private sectors, holding leadership positions for 27 years. She has completed a Masters degree in Hospice Leadership. Passionate about end of life care, Alison has presented on the subject nationally and internationally. She believes collaboration with statutory and voluntary sector providers will bring about the best possible experience for people at the end of life, together with compassionate support for their families and those who are bereaved. Ann Smits Clinical Services Director Ann joined Farleigh Hospice in 1999 to prepare and lead the team into the new building which she did successfully in 2006. Ann is an experienced nurse and clinical manager who has worked in oncology and palliative care in a variety of settings, including hospital, community and hospice. She has a passion for high-quality care and embraces the fact that we have one chance to get it right. Sharon Ellingham Finance Director Sharon is a Chartered Accountant who qualified with Price Waterhouse in Bristol. She has held senior finance positions in a number of sectors including mail order, defence manufacturing and insurance. Sharon joined Farleigh Hospice in 2005 following a career break. Sharon’s role includes coordination of quality and compliance activity throughout Farleigh Hospice. She is also a director of Local Hospice Lottery Ltd. Pauline Harvey Jones Commercial Director Pauline joined Farleigh in 2015 to lead the fundraising and retail teams. She has worked in varied senior commercial roles and her third sector experience includes roles at Cancer Research UK, NSPCC and the British Heart Foundation. Pauline has a passion for strong team work, empowering and leading to success. Having a family member that experienced the impact of hospice care led her to Farleigh and she is committed to ensuring we maintain good supporter relationships whilst raising vital income for our services. Irene Ferguson Corporate Services Director Irene joined Farleigh Hospice in January 2017 in a new role. She has a breadth of senior level experience throughout her career working with housing associations and local authorities with management responsibility for capital projects, business planning, strategic HR and organisational development, IT, Health and safety, risk management, maintenance and facilities.