Prior to retirement, Di had a scientific background in cancer research and strategic planning for cancer at Director level in both the NHS and the New Zealand healthcare system. Di grew up in the local area and spent many years working with local and regional cancer service teams in Surrey, West Sussex, and Hampshire. St Catherine’s is very close to Di’s heart after we looked after a very close friend, and more recently her mother and family, through Covid. Di is very much looking forward to joining the team and St Catherine’s to give her experience and knowledge back to the local community. With more free time on her hands, Di enjoys playing golf, hiking, and travelling, especially in the Southern Hemisphere.