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.”

Michele Booth

Director of Patient and Family Care

Michele Booth

Michele was born and raised in Oxford. She moved away to complete her nurse training before continuing her education and gaining a diploma in palliative care, a degree in community and district nursing and, most recently, a Masters in Healthcare Professional Education.

Her career began as a staff nurse at a hospice in Crawley, and she spent five years as a community Macmillan nurse at the King Edward VII hospital in West Sussex. She then took up the role of clinical nurse specialist and education lead at the Rowan’s Hospice in Portsmouth, before moving in to the role of clinical nurse specialist team leader. After eight years at the Rowan’s Hospice, Michele took up the position of Head of Education at St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Chichester.

Moving back to Oxfordshire in 2015, she joined Katharine House as the Senior Nurse for Community and Hospital services and moved in to the role of Interim Director of Patient and Family Care in February 2018.

She lives with her husband and two rescue dogs, and spends her spare time visiting her sons in Scotland and America, and walking long distance trails.

Michele says: “I have worked in four independent hospices and although they’re all different in their own way, each hospice provides fantastic care to people in their communities. I feel very privileged to work at Katharine House Hospice and am looking forward to building on the strong legacy left by my predecessor.”

Dr Charlie Bond

Consultant and Medical Director

Dr. Charlie Bond

Charlie qualified in Oxford in 1991 and went on to train as a GP in Bath. He moved into Palliative Medicine in 1999 and completed his specialist training on the Oxford rotation in 2003. He worked at Sobell House Hospice in Oxford before taking up a Consultant post with Severn Hospice in 2006, working in Shrewsbury and Telford. He joined Katharine House Hospice as Medical Director in 2010.

Charlie provides clinical leadership to the teams at the hospice with his consultant colleague and is directly involved in care of patients on the inpatient unit and with the Palliative Care Team at the OUH Horton Hospital.

He has worked extensively in developing countries and has an interest in the teaching and delivery of Palliative Care in resource-limited settings, co-authoring the “Palliative Care Toolkit” in 2008.

He balances work with family, music and growing vegetables.

He continues to be motivated by the difference that Palliative Care can make to patients and families:

“When someone has a life-limiting illness it becomes an absolute priority to try and maintain and improve the quality of whatever time they have left. It is a privilege at Katharine House to be part of a team who work so hard to achieve this goal for patients and families."

Justine Williams

Director of Fundraising and Communications

Justine Williams

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

After commencing her career with an initial six years in sales 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 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.

"Joining my local hospice team at Katharine House, has been a real honour. Being able to share my skills and experience working alongside an exceptional team of colleagues and volunteers to help raise funds and awareness to support people affected by life-limiting illness is a great privilege."

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.