Pets As Therapy CEO leaves to lead hospice charity

Clare Davis, the chief executive of national charity Pets As Therapy, has been recruited to take the same role at Longfield Community Hospice.

She is to join the Gloucestershire based hospice in November and replaces Simon Bernstein who is retiring after four years leading the charity.

Davis, who lives in Gloucestershire, said: ““I have long admired the work of Longfield Community Hospice and it is a tremendous privilege to have been chosen for this role.

“I’m excited to be joining colleagues; volunteers and staff across the Longfield family. Gloucestershire is my home county and I’m looking forward to working in partnership with the many fabulous people and organisations who share a passion for addressing and responding to the significant care challenges we face as a society in our county.”

Longfield chair Sally Pearson added: “Clare’s wealth of experience in the third sector, particularly her experience within a charity with organisation-wide volunteer leadership, meant she was an exceptional choice, from a list of high-calibre candidates.

“As well as an outstanding professional career, Clare has a warm and engaging personality. We look forward to welcoming her to Longfield.”

Longfield provides free hospice care for adults in Gloucestershire. It has 20 shops and works with 400 fundraising volunteers.

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