Senior Management Team
Sarah BrocklebankChief Executive
Following graduation, Sarah spent a number of years travelling and working overseas before her “proper” career started in the NHS as a management trainee. She then went onto work for different hospitals in London and the Home Counties before joining the London Ambulance Service as Business Manager responsible for the non emergency transport services across all of London. On completion of her MBA (Henley Business School) she moved into the private sector with Marsh UK Ltd. in a risk consulting role before joining Phyllis Tuckwell in 2005. In 2010 she won the Wessex Charity Awards Chief Executive of the Year, having successfully nominated PTHC’s Board of Trustees for the Trustee Board of the Year in 2009.
Dr Cate Seton-JonesMedical Director
Dr Cate Seton-Jones FRCP Dip Pall Med. Medical Director. Joined Phyllis Tuckwell in 2009. Qualified in 1997 from Guy’s and St Thomas’ London. Achieved her certificate of specialist training in Palliative Medicine in 2007 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2012. During her specialist training she worked at several hospices in the South East including Woking Hospice, Princess Alice, Trinity Hospice and St Catherine’s Crawley as a junior doctor. As Consultant in Palliative Medicine she has held posts at the Royal Surrey County Hospital and Woking Hospice. Her role at the PTHC includes lead consultant for the In-Patient Unit, member of the Senior Management Team and performs the role of Responsible Officer for PTHC. Externally, Cate works with the Royal College of Physicians by sitting on the Board that sets the Palliative Medicine speciality exam for doctors in training hoping to become consultants in palliative medicine. She is also a member of a guideline development group with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Clodagh SowtonDirector of Patient Services
Clodagh Sowton RGN, ENB 237, 998, Dip. Pall. Nurse (1994), C&G 7306, MA Management Health and Social Care. Since qualifying as a nurse in 1984 Clodagh has worked in Ireland, Australia and England in a wide variety of healthcare settings. Her interest has always been cancer and palliative care and following a five-year stint at the Royal Marsden Hospital as Ward Sister initially and then as Nurse Manager on the palliative care unit Clodagh moved to Guildford in 1996. At the Royal Surrey Hospital she worked as a Macmillan Nurse for 3 years until successfully applying, in 1998, to work at Phyllis Tuckwell, initially as the Nurse Manager and since 2000 as the Director of Nursing and now Director of Patient Services. Clodagh completed a MA in Management (Health and Social Care), a course that was highly applicable to her present role as its modules covered many of the issues facing health care development. Within PTHC she is a member of the Clinical Governance and strategy teams, and is a member of the senior management team. Her role is mainly one of leadership, development of clinical services and along with the Medical Director and Chief Executive developing the strategic direction of PTHC. Clodagh lives in Elstead and enjoys the many country walks and pubs the area has to offer.
Mark BealeDirector of Finance and Business Development
Mark studied Economics and German at Sussex University and went on to train as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in the City of London. The first part of his career was in the commercial sector mainly with tour operators where he held roles in the UK and overseas. Upon completion of an MBA at Cranfield Mark spent 4 years in the Far East (Hong Kong and Jakarta) planning and setting up subscription TV businesses across Asia for News Corporation. Returning to Europe Mark held several Finance and Commercial Director positions once again in travel. Mark was based in Mallorca for 5 years with Thomson Holidays and then returned to the UK with Thomas Cook. More recently Mark moved across to the third sector and spent four years in finance at the London School of Economics, whilst studying for an MSc in Voluntary Sector Finance and Management. Mark joined Phyllis Tuckwell in 2016.Mark is a keen skier, scuba diver and cyclist.
Jaci Curtis-DonnelleyDirector of HR and Voluntary Services
With over 20 years' experience in HR gained in the public, private and third sector across the UK, Jaci initially joined Phyllis Tuckwell in 2002 as an HR Consultant. At this time she was supporting a diverse range of clients by providing practical employment law advice and support in the management of employment issues and undertaking specific HR projects, such as change management programmes. Jaci joined the in-house team in 2010. In October 2015 Jaci completed an Msc in Organisational Psychology.
Paul BattenDirector of Estates & IT
Paul went straight into work from school in 1979 at the University of East Anglia as a trainee computer operator and has been in IT ever since. He progressed through the computer operator ranks and into computer programming and support. In support he has done multiple team member and then team leader roles, and eventually became a service delivery manager at Barclaycard in Northampton. He joined Phyllis Tuckwell in 2008 wearing the combined IT and Estates hats.
Tony CarpenterDirector of Marketing & Communications
Joined Phyllis Tuckwell in 2013. Began his career in leading London advertising agencies including Ted Bates and Boase Massimi Pollitt (BMP), working across clients including Electricity Council, Courage and Lancome. Became Business Manager of the qualitative research unit in BMP before leaving in 1988 to become MD of Richardson Carpenter Advertising – a B2B communications agency in Basingstoke, working with Yellow Pages, Security Pacific, Autodesk and TNT. MD of Douglas Grove, a communications consultancy in Farnham since 2008.