An Eastbourne charity is welcoming a new Chief Executive to the helm.
David Scott-Ralphs has joined St Wilfrid’s Hospice to take over from Kara Bishop, who retired in June after ten years with the charity. David comes from the national charity, SeeAbility, where he was CEO for 13 years.
David said, “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining a charity that’s thought of so highly locally. My wife and I moved to Eastbourne a few months ago and, in settling in, virtually everybody I’ve met has a story to tell about the hospice; there’s a wonderful feeling of goodwill rooted in the community.”
David has worked in the not-for-profit sector for 25 years, starting in 1991 in fundraising for Macmillan. It was there that he oversaw the first World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, a huge annual event ever since. He added, “My wife is a palliative care specialist and I’ve always had a keen interest in the work of hospices, so I feel thrilled and honoured to be taking on this role at St Wilfrid’s. I’m all too aware that there’s a high level of responsibility and expectation, but with the support and warmth I’ve felt so far, I’m keen to progress the wonderful legacy left by Kara.”