Our Staff

Kenny Steele

Chief Executive Officer

Kenny Steele joined Highland Hospice as Chief Executive Officer in June 2011.
Previous to joining the Hospice, Kenny was Divisional General Manager for Medicine and Diagnostics at Raigmore Hospital,… Read more »

Andrew Leaver

Head of Fundraising

Andrew Leaver heads up the busy fundraising and communications department, as well as looking after the Hospice’s retail operation which consists of 11 shops and a warehouse. 
Andrew was the… Read more »

Julie Douglas

Head of Finance

Julie joined Highland Hospice as Head of Finance in June 2015 having worked as Audit Manager with Ernst & Young since 2001. Previous experience also includes roles in Finance at Highland Health… Read more »

Andrea Sillars

Head of People & Facilities

Andrea is Head of People and Facilities and has held that post since February 2014.  Her role includes providing People Management for staff and volunteers including Learning and Development as well… Read more »

Kathryn Hamling

Head of Clinical Services

Kathryn joined Highland Hospice as Head of Clinical services in January 2015 bringing with her over twenty years’ experience in palliative care. Her most recent work was as a volunteer in Ndi Moyo,… Read more »

Dr Jeremy Keen

Consultant Physician in Palliative Care

Jeremy has been a Consultant in Palliative Medicine since 1998 having trained in Edinburgh and Canada.

Mike Rattenbury


Mike’s first hospice was in Hull, in 1999. This was part-time, alongside church ministry, then full-time in 2003 combining chaplaincy with staff development.  He joined Highland Hospice in 2005.… Read more »

Wendy Clark

Communications Officer

Wendy joined Highland Hospice in 2010 as Communications Officer, and is responsible for the organisation’s press, PR, marketing, advertising, internal communications and maintenance of the… Read more »

Amanda Burt

Fundraising Manager

Amanda started working as Events & Community Fundraiser at Highland Hospice in 2005, after studying for a Bsc in Psychology in Edinburgh. In January 2015 she became Fundraising Manager at Highland… Read more »

Britta Harder

Fundraising Administrator

Britta, who is a native of Hamburg in North Germany, joined the Highland Hospice fundraising team in 2004 in the role of Fundraising Secretary, and is now our Fundraising Administrator.
Britta says… Read more »

Susan Cooper

Retail Manager

Susan has worked for Highland Hospice since 1998.  Susan works on new developments in our retail department covering the whole area. Susan has always really enjoyed the challenge of working in a… Read more »

Simon Spence


Simon has been privileged to work as a counsellor at the Hospice since 2002. He works primarily with people in their bereavement, both individually and in groups. He has been working in the field of… Read more »

Una Smale

Family Support Services Co-ordinator

Una Smale was appointed in 1994 as the first person with a specific role for supporting families.  Her original remit was to set up both a social work and bereavement support service.  There are now… Read more »

Giridhar Ravi


Giridhar Ravi joined Highland Hospice as a Locum Physiotherapist in December 2008 and became Permanent staff in March 2009.
Ravi moved from India to Scotland in 2006 to study an MSc in Physiotherapy… Read more »

Jacqui Greenhalgh

Occupational Therapist

Jacqui Greenhalgh joined the Hospice in January 2012 as an Occupational Therapist.
Her job involves working with people of all ages, enabling them to live life their way, doing the activities that… Read more »

Marie-Anne Vrac

Area Fundraiser, Community & Events

Marie-Anne joined Highland Hospice in August 2012 and is responsible for organising fundraising events across the Highland region and raising awareness of the work of the Hospice.

Marie-Anne says,… Read more »

Carola Highet

Fundraiser, Community & Events

Carola graduated from UHI Inverness in 2012 with a BA (Hons) in Business & Management Degree. She was then appointed as the Hospice’s Fundraising Assistant and in March 2013 was successful in… Read more »

Susan Smith

Senior Sister, In Patient Unit

(RGN, RMN, BA Cancer Nursing, Specialist Practitioner)

Susan’s interest in palliative care began in 1985 when she completed a short course in Edinburgh entitled ‘Care of the Dying Patient and his… Read more »

Chrissie Merrick

Senior Sister, In Patient Unit

Chrissie has worked for Highland Hospice since 1990 in various nursing roles. Her interest in palliative care led me to complete the Specialist Practitioner Qualification and Bachelor of Nursing… Read more »

Sue McKelvie

Housekeeping Supervisor

Sue joined the Hospice in 1999 as a housekeeper, just before the opening of the new Netley Centre. She spent many years working in the hotel industry and before this trained to be a hairdresser.… Read more »

Emily Patrick

Voluntary Services Co-ordinator

Emily was appointed to this role in June 2012 and is responsible for supporting the delivery of a volunteer service to all areas within the Highland Hospice.  Emily says, “It is an honour for me to… Read more »

Carrie MacIntyre

Regional Fundraiser (Maternity Cover)

Carrie has a BA (Hons) in Retail Management and has worked in a range of jobs both at home and abroad. She first worked in fundraising for the SPCA in Wellington and straight away loved it and knew… Read more »

Lisa Long

Corporate Fundraiser

Lisa joined Highland Hospice in February 2014 to support companies raising funds for our Project Build Appeal. After graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2007 with a degree in Events,… Read more »

Emma Reid

Fundraising Assistant (Project Build Appeal)

Emma joined Highland Hospice in December 2013 as Fundraising Assistant for the Project Build Appeal.  Emma says, ‘I’m delighted to join the fundraising team at this exciting time as we work to… Read more »

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