Stuart Evans to become Chair of Trustees of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity


The Trustees of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity are pleased to announce that Stuart Evans is to become Chair of the Trustees. He will take over from existing Chair Dave Murphy on 8 December 2009.

Stuart and his family already know the Charity well. Stuart became a Trustee in June 2007; his wife Brenda and daughter Nickey have both been Volunteers for nearly ten years. He has been an entrepreneurial business leader in Cambridge since 1983, and was the founding Chief Executive at Plastic Logic and Cotag International.

He currently serves as a board member at the East of England Development Agency and at several other companies. His professional life includes a Harvard MBA and early career with IBM and McKinsey & Co. He has a Cambridge MA and is a Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors.

Retiring Chair Dave Murphy (Chief Executive at Cambridge Arts Theatre) said “It’s been a privilege to serve the Charity and I am delighted to be passing the baton to such an able and experienced Chair. Patients and their Families need our support more than ever. I know that Stuart will continue to increase the range and amount of support we are able to give at such an important time”

Stuart added “We already have a great team, and a loyal and supportive group of volunteers. I look forward to working with everyone to build on what we have to do even better“ He welcomes contact from volunteers and supporters, and can be reached at or through the Fundraising Office.


About the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

The Charity serves the people of Cambridgeshire and provides financial and volunteer support to the NHS Arthur Rank Hospice for adults. All care is provided free of charge. Our goal is to enable patients and those close to them to live as fully as possible and make the most of the time that’s left. With a team of 10 full and part time employees and over 200 volunteers, the Charity successfully raises over £1Mn per year. We want to make every moment count.

Further information can be obtained from Peter Hornby, Interim Chief Executive of the Charity.


Arthur Rank Hospice Charity (Reg 283353)
351 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3DF
Tel 01223 723115 ? Fax 01223 723111 ?


Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Our ‘Outstanding’ services are provided free of charge to patients and their families.

We care for more than 4,100 patients each year at our Hospice in Cambridge, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and in patients’ own homes via the Arthur Rank Community Team. This care supports people to improve their quality of life and fulfil their end of their life choices.

It will cost £10.5 million in 2021/2022 to run our services, which are provided free of charge to patients and their loved ones. We have currently secured £6.98 million from the NHS, meaning that £3.52 million needs to be raised through donations, fundraising activities and trading. We are extremely grateful to our local community for the continual dedication, commitment and generosity they show in supporting us to meet this target.

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Arthur Rank Hospice Charity