Barbara-Anne Walker – Chief Executive Officer
I’m Barbara-Anne Walker and I became the Chief Executive of Ashgate Hospicecare in December 2017.
I have had an interest in hospice care since my early career when I worked with people affected by HIV. I have managed services providing support for people with long term conditions, including leading the national social care programme for Macmillan Cancer Support and, more recently, I was the British Red Cross Operations Director for local services across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Cheshire. I have also worked within the NHS, in Board roles and I was a Non-Executive Director of Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust for eight years.
I am delighted to be part of Ashgate Hospicecare; we are privileged to be allowed to care for people at such an important and precious time. The kindness of volunteers and staff and the pride that they take in their work is obvious from the moment you walk through the doors.
I live near Crich with my husband. I was born and brought up in Glasgow but I have lived in Derbyshire for over 20 years and it feels like home.