Banbury area charity welcomes new chief executive

Banbury area charity - Katharine House Hospice - welcomes new chief executive

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 9:11 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 9:12 am
Trevor Johnson appointed to serve as the chief executive for Katharine House Hospice near Banbury (Image from Katharine House Hospice)

Katharine House Hospice has announced the arrival of the new chief executive for the hospice, Trevor Johnson who joins the charity on May 10.

Trevor was most recently director of people and income generation at Havens Hospice, where he has spent the last 10 years building their income generation, including substantially increasing their retail annual net profits. Prior to this, Trevor worked his way up through management roles within the retail sector, working for many national brands.

Trevor is currently chair of the Hospice UK Retail Group and has led several national initiatives for Hospice UK. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and is married with one daughter.

Trevor was inspired to work in the hospice sector having experienced first-hand the amazing care that was provided when his mother and brother both died, six weeks apart.

He said, "We simply wouldn't have got through things as a family without support from the local hospice. I didn't know much about hospice care before that, but I certainly had a new appreciation for it afterwards.”

Over the last six months, Katharine House has transitioned into a new partnership with the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH), which was completed on April 1. As a result, the management of all clinical services at the hospice have now transferred to the trust.

However, Katharine House Hospice still remains a charity with an annual fundraising target of £3million to ensure that all clinical services can remain in place. The support from the community for this much-loved hospice can never be underestimated and it enables Katharine House to continue to meet the needs of the patients and families they care for every day.

Trevor added: “To lead Katharine House into its next stage, and to know that so many people in the community will benefit from the work we do and the funds we raise, is such a privilege."

Find out more about Katharine House Hospice and the work the charity does on their website: https://www.khh.org.uk