Executive Team

Chief Executive

Simon Caraffi

Simon Caraffi has been Chief Executive of St Peter’s Hospice since July 2012. Prior to that he had been an Army officer; entering the Army straight from school he was commissioned at the age of 19 into the Royal Tank Regiment and served a full career, retiring in the rank of Brigadier. He served worldwide including Northern Ireland, Germany, Canada, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo and Iraq. During his service he was awarded an MBE, a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service and the US Legion of Merit. On leaving the Army he decided to do something different! His spare time interests are running, cycling, fly-fishing, bird watching and gardening.

Medical Director

Dr Anjali Mullick

Anjali graduated from University of Wales College of Medicine in 2000. She pursued Specialist training in Palliative Medicine in South London, and became a Consultant in Palliative and subsequently Clinical Lead of St Joseph's Hospice in East London. She has special interests in the delivery of advanced communication skills training for other health professionals and also in the care of patients with progressive neurological conditions.

Anjali joined the Hospice as Medical Director in 2015, and has the responsibility of managing the medical team, along with the physiotherapy, occupational therapy and pharmacy services.

Director of Patient Care

Chris Benson

Chris qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1988, having trained with the Bristol and Weston School of Nursing. Since then Chris has spent most of her career working in palliative care, the majority with St Peter’s Hospice. This has involved working in the Inpatient Unit as a Team Leader, as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Community, a Macmillan Nurse in a General Hospital and a Day Services Manager. She is also a trained and qualified teacher and has worked as a teacher of palliative care for 3 years.

Chris is an Honorary Associate of the Foundation of Nursing Studies and has a particular interest in person centred cultures of care. Chris became St Peter’s Hospice Director of Patient Care and a member of the senior management team in 2015, leading all patient care departments to deliver safe high quality services to patients.

Commercial Director

Roger Childs

Roger's business career commenced at Marks & Spencer, where he spent 18 years working in various parts of the country, working his way up to Regional Manager. He spent the next 9 years at Waterstones where he progressed to Retail and Operations Director, responsible for all 314 stores in the UK, Ireland and Europe and over 4,500 employees.

Roger joined the Hospice as Commercial Director in 2012, looking after the retail function, fundraising and events, business relationship management, marketing, PR and corporate and community supporter relationships.

Finance & Admin Director

Fran McCloskey

Fran joined St Peter’s as Finance Director in July 2016. She moved from Help for Heroes, a large national charity. Fran is a fully qualified chartered accountant with over 22 years’ experience. She has been in the charity sector for 12 years operating as part of senior management teams as well as a Trustee. Her training with KPMG and subsequent roles on Global acquisitions and mergers provide a solid commercial background. Fran has helped organisations reverse significant deficits, renegotiate funding contracts, successfully defend EU claims, perform strategic reviews of operations and build focused capable teams.

In her spare time Fran enjoys the outdoors, cooking and spending time with loved ones.