Our Executive Team

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The Executive Team are responsible for the day-to-day running of the hospice. They are highly skilled professionals who are passionate about the work of the hospice.

Hospice Chief Executive, Dr Alan Baron

CEO Alan Baron


Alan joined the hospice in 2001 after a career in a variety of sectors including financial services, retail and accountancy. His background and training is in finance, marketing and general management. Alan joined the senior management team at the hospice firstly as Director of Corporate Services and was appointed as Chief Executive in 2011. Alan has a Masters in Management Practice and a PhD which took the form of an ethnographic study of the culture, identity and image of the hospice.

Clinical Director, Jo Carby

clinical director

Jo leads the teams responsible for the Inpatient Unit, Wellbeing Services and community nursing services which care for people with life-limiting illnesses who live in their own homes.

She started her current role in February 2015 having worked since 2006 as Manager of the Hospice Nurse Specialists, a highly skilled team who care for patients in the last 12 months of life. She previously spent three years as team manager at St Christopher's Hospice in London followed by a period as a Community Hospice Nurse Specialist at St Catherine's Hospice, Preston, before Jo came to Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

Medical Director, Dr Anna Murray

Dr Murray

Anna studied Medicine at the University of Leeds, qualifying as a doctor in 1996.

She worked in hospitals in Yorkshire before moving to Manchester to work at St Ann’s Hospice in 2000. She continued to train in Palliative Medicine in the North West, and has experience working in hospices, hospital palliative care teams and community palliative care services.

Anna began working at Wigan and Leigh Hospice in 2008, and became Medical Director in 2019. She leads the medical team, providing medical care for patients in the hospice Inpatient Unit, in Medical Outpatient Clinics and in their homes.

Her areas of particular interest within work include the safe management of medications, ensuring that patients with impaired mental capacity are cared for appropriately, and supporting patients with issues relating to intimacy and sexuality.