Royal Trinity Hospice has appointed two new Directors to key positions in its Executive Team. Last month Trinity welcomed Hazel Borthwick and Liesel Payne as Director of Human Resources & Organisational Development and Director of Finance respectively. Both additions joined Trinity from private hospitals in London and bring a wealth of experience of managing resources in the healthcare sector.

Hazel originally trained as a nurse before retraining to become HR Director at the independent charitable King Edward VII’s Hospital. More recently Hazel has spent two years working in the commercial sector at the Bupa Cromwell Hospital. Hazel is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is passionate about delivering excellent patient care.

Liesel joins Trinity from the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, whose profits contribute to the running of St John’s Hospice. She is a qualified chartered accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.   She is committed to supporting decision making to ensure value for money so that Trinity can continue to make a difference to people’s lives.

Dallas Pounds, Chief Executive of Royal Trinity Hospice, said “We are delighted to welcome Hazel and Liesel to the Trinity family. These are exciting but also daunting times for the charity and these positions are crucial in both maintaining us as a healthy organisation and supporting change to ensure our sustainability in future years. I hope they will find working here worthwhile and enjoyable."

Trinity’s Executive Team are composed of eight directors who provide strategic leadership and support to Royal Trinity Hospice and its 25 shops.