Angharad Orchard

Chief Executive

Angharad Orchard

Angharad is a qualified accountant with a background in senior management within the voluntary sector. Originally working as an auditor in the not for profit sector, she has worked for a number of charities since including Somerset House Trust, Terrence Higgins Trust, Send a Cow and SafeLives.

Angharad moved back to the Banbury area, in which she grew up, following her own dad’s diagnosis with terminal cancer, and later joined Katharine House having seen first-hand the difference the hospice makes. She says, 'Katharine House Hospice helped to make the most unbearable thing in our lives bearable. The care and support my family received made all the difference and I’m incredibly proud to now be part of such a talented team working within our local community.'

Scott Bloomfield

Head of Retail

Scott has worked in the retail sector for 30 years. He joined Katharine House in 2006 following working for a number of other retailers, including Tesco, where he had worked for 16 years, working his way up to senior management before switching to charity retail.

Scott was born and raised in Banbury and still lives locally. He is married and has two children.

He says: 'I wanted to make a difference locally, and with my skill set the role of head of retail was the obvious choice when it became available. Over the years I've seen first hand what excellent care the hospice provides, especially when my father-in-law was cared for by the community team back in 2011. Sadly, over the years, friends and colleagues of mine have also needed the hospice, and I like to think that my retail team and I do our bit to make sure the vital funds are raised.'

Chris Keeping

Head of Finance

Chris is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, qualifying with PricewaterhouseCoopers and then working for Ernst & Young for ten years. She subsequently worked for a number of large international companies before joining Katharine House in 2019.

She says, 'It may be a cliché, but working for Katharine House is a chance to "give something back" to the community. My family benefitted hugely from the care we all received from the hospice in Gloucestershire, which treated my Dad for terminal cancer.  The clinical and emotional support helped us through the worst time in our lives. Every day I see how the amazing team at Katharine House helps people in the same way.'

Married with one son, Chris was born in Gloucestershire and since graduating from Newcastle University has moved around the UK, settling in a village between Banbury and Oxford ten years ago.

Justine Williams

Director of Fundraising and Communications

Justine Williams

Justine is a member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and holds a postgraduate CIM Diploma in Marketing.

After commencing her career with an initial six years in sales, marketing and publicity within the film and entertainment industries, Justine moved into the voluntary sector in 1988 and began her career in fundraising, marketing and communications. Undertaking a number of Head of Fundraising and Director of Income Generation and Marketing roles, Justine worked within a range of international and national charities including Plan International, ActionAid, Practical Action, Garden Organic, Willow Foundation and PDSA. Prior to joining Katharine House in 2016, Justine also spent three years as a Fundraising and Marketing Consultant.

With a passion for helping people to gain the best out of life, and access any support, care and development opportunities that might be needed, Justine is also a trustee of international development charity, Action on Poverty, and trustee of the Banbury based Cherwell Theatre Company, supporting young people in our local community.

'I feel honoured to be a part of our local hospice team at Katharine House. Being able to share my skills and experience to help raise funds and awareness to support people living with a life-limiting illness is a great privilege. I also get to work alongside an exceptional team of colleagues and volunteers.'

In her spare time, Justine balances family life with also teaching yoga, being a member of a contemporary dance company and an active participant in the local creative arts environment.