Meet the team
The team behind the new hospice appeal:
Susan Bacon is President of Priscilla Bacon Lodge Support Group and is a lifelong supporter of Palliative Care provision.
She divides her time between London and Norfolk, where she sits on the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts Board and the Norwich Cathedral Council.
Born in 1951, married to Julie, a palliative care nurse, with two surviving children. He was educated at Northampton Grammar, the University of Lancaster and Cuddesdon. Ordained in 1975, working in parishes in Peterborough and Welwyn Garden City, then Selection Secretary for the Church before becoming Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Consecrated Bishop of St Germans (1993) he was enthroned in Norwich in 2000. Graham also became a Lord Spiritual and Chair of the Paterson Inquiry. He retired as Bishop of Norwich on 28th February 2019.
Robert Carter is Chairman of the RG Carter Group, a family-owned construction and property group. He has held a number of positions outside of the company, which have included serving as a Trustee and Chairman of the England and Eastern Council of the Princes Trust .
In 2007 Robert was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk and served as High Sheriff of Norfolk in 2009. Robert Carter’s contribution to the local business community was recognised at the Eastern Daily Press’s Business Awards in 2008 when he received the Denise Anderson Award for outstanding achievement. He was President of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association in 2015 and was instrumental in the establishment of the Food and Farming Discovery Trust in 2017, which he chairs.
Iain Mawson is a Chartered Accountant who has recently retired after 40 years in practice. Iain was educated in Norwich and Holt, and after qualifying with KPMG in Norwich, worked in the City of London until he returned to Norfolk, the county of his birth. He joined M+A Partners, becoming a partner in 1992, where he specialised in charity accounting and family business. Married to a doctor and living in North Norfolk, where she practices as a GP, they have a son and a daughter who are in their twenties.
Iain has held many ‘extra curricular’ posts throughout his career, including: Trustee and Vice Chairman of How Hill Trust; Finance Director of Wingfield Arts and Music; Chairman of the Finance Committee of St Andrew’s Holt PCC; Trustee of Alderman Norman Foundation; Non-executive Director of Norwich Community Health Partnership NHS Trust; member of the East of England Regional Committee of the National Trust; Governor of Gresham’s School and of Easton College; Trustee of Norfolk Community Foundation.
Iain’s other interests include cycling, gardening, sailing, skiing and walking.
Charles has lived and worked in Norwich and Norfolk all his life, where he is a Director of Barratt & Cooke Stockbrokers. A former High Sheriff of Norfolk and DL, Charles has been associated with many charities. He was Chairman of Victim Support Norfolk, and more recently, Chairman of Norfolk Community Foundation. Charles is also a Trustee of Norwich Cathedral Trust and The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
Peter was born and raised in Norfolk, before leaving for university in the late 90s. Following working in London and Cambridge, he returned to the county to continue his career in PR and Marketing. He currently owns and run a marketing agency based in Norwich and London and is responsible for all of the communications activity for Priscilla Bacon Hospice at Trustee level. When he isn’t working, Peter is busy with a young family and heavily involved in coaching rugby at a junior level.
Anna Dugdale began her career in the City of London where she qualified as a Chartered accountant. Having married and moved to Norfolk with her husband she worked in the NHS in Norfolk for a number of years, latterly as Chief Executive of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. It was in that role that she first became committed to supporting the improvement in palliative care for the people of Norfolk. Anna was Group Chief Executive of RG Carter Group for four years supporting the transition between generations of the family. She is now a Non-Executive Director in UK and Spain and Chair of the Global ESG Committee with G’s Group; one of Europe’s largest farming and fresh produce businesses.
In addition to her role as Trustee of Priscilla Bacon Norfolk Hospice Care, Anna is a Deputy Lieutenant of Norfolk, a Governor of Gresham’s school and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at UEA.
Andrew Barnes was one of the founding partners responsible for setting up Howes Percival’s Norwich office in 1989 and was the Firm’s senior partner prior to his retirement in 2017. He is the Master and Chief Executive of the Great Hospital, in Bishopgate. Founded in 1249, the Great Hospital is a registered charity which provides sheltered housing and care for over 100 Norwich residents.
Andrew is also Chairman of Governors of City College Norwich, Chairman of the Norwich Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches and a Trustee of Norfolk and Norwich Festival Trust, The Forum Trust, The National Association of Almshouses and Transforming Education in Norfolk.
An experienced project leader, Sandra joined the team in January 2021 to lead the final stages of our fundraising campaign and oversee the project management of the new hospice build.
The former Chief Executive of South Norfolk Council brings many years of experience of managing organisations, partnership working and delivering development projects. She also has a particular interest in the prevention agenda leading the establishment of a multiagency help hub approach across Norfolk. This is where her interest in advocating a whole system approach to care in Norfolk stemmed from.
Sandra also sits on the board of a number of organisations including being a Commissioner for Historic England, a Non-Executive Director of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Trust and a founder Trustee and Member of the Sapientia Multi Academy Trust.
Hugo was born and raised in Suffolk, but feels that Norfolk is his spiritual home and it is where he has lived for over 15 years. He has worked in a number of different industries, starting his career in London in the fine art and antiques world as a specialist in 18th and 19th Century English watercolours and drawings. In Norfolk he has worked in hospitality, been the Regional Fundraiser for Marie Curie and is a director of Stevenson Consulting PR and Marketing Agency. Hugo’s mother died in St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds, so he is fully committed to the campaign to build the new hospice for Norfolk.
In his free time, Hugo continues the ongoing renovation of his home, spends time with his young sons and enjoys attending concerts.
Born and bred in Norfolk, Claire spent the first 10 years of her career working in animal welfare, including 5 years as Animal Care Manager for Norwich RSPCA. Here, she became involved in fundraising and events, and found this was something she enjoyed. She later worked in fundraising for Norfolk’s Cancer Charity, Big C.
Claire joined Priscilla Bacon Hospice in 2018, excited to use her skills to help build a new hospice for Norfolk. As well as looking after the amazing people who fundraise for us and assisting with events, Claire keeps the admin under control, manages the website and social media, and dabbles in a bit of design work. Claire has three rescue cats, sings in a choir and loves movies, theatre and music.
Andrew has been involved in fundraising for more than 20 years, working on projects involving cathedrals, arts centres, churches, village halls, a monastery, a fire station and much more besides. He crossed the border from Suffolk to Norfolk in 1994 and has lived close to Norwich ever since. His mother received care in Priscilla Bacon Lodge, meaning he fully appreciates the benefits a new hospice will bring. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys reading, dog agility training and escapology.
Bryan started his career in the corporate finance department of a Merchant Bank in London. After 20 years, he wanted to change his career and chose to work for St Clare Hospice in Essex. During this time, Bryan gained experience and knowledge of running seven charity retail shops.
In 2011, Bryan relocated to Norfolk and enjoyed time with his husband and family exploring the beautiful county. Bryan was approached by a national charity in 2015 and returned to work. In January 2018, he joined Priscilla Bacon Retail Ltd and progressed to Head of Retail in the following September. Bryan spends his free time travelling and enjoying time with his husband, family, friends and his dog, Maisie May!
Born and raised in Norwich, Jordan joined the charity as a shop volunteer in December 2017. In January 2018, Jordan became the Deputy Manager of our Taverham shop and was determined to climb within the charity. Since then, he has been promoted to Taverham Shop Manager, Warehouse Manager and currently holds the position of Operations Manager. Jordan has a particular interest in integrating technology into the charity retail sector. In his spare time, Jordan enjoys country walks with his dog and partner, kayaking and music.
Jon was born in Sydney and went to school at Barker College and The Hutchins School. He played representative cricket and state rugby and went on to do Economics at Macquarie University, majoring in Accounting, Finance and Corporate Finance. He worked at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) and has also run many businesses.
Jon moved to Norwich in 2004 and in 2010 founded Norwich Accountancy Services Ltd., of which he is currently Director. He is on the Committee of the Norfolk Club, Lords Taverners and Norwich Rugby Club, as well as Treasurer of Strangers Club and Friends of Norwich School. Jon was previously the Treasurer of Norwich in Bloom. Additionally, Jon has just been made a governor of Langley School.
Fran worked as a tax adviser in Norwich for over 30 years, with her final role being at Grant Thornton Accountants. She retired in 2019 to spend more time travelling and working as a volunteer in the charity sector.
As well as being on our Development Committee, Fran is also our voluntary Corporate Fundraiser. Fran is also part of a similar committee for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival and is involved with the Norwich Soup Movement, who provide food to the homeless community.
Fran is married to Richard and has three children and two grandchildren. Her hobbies include travel, gardening and walking.
Peter spent 40 years in journalism and was editor of the Eastern Daily Press for 16 years, for which he was awarded an OBE. Following retirement he has worked with the NHS as a non-executive director at the James Paget Hospital, and is currently a member of the board of North Norfolk Clinical Commissioners where he chairs the Primary Care Commissioning Committee.
Peter is a member of the standards committee of Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council remuneration panel, and chairs the remuneration panel for South Norfolk and Broadland District Councils. He is an avid Norwich City fan and a keen, (but distinctly average), golfer.