Executive team

The Executive Team are responsible for the day-to-day running of the charity. The charity undertakes commissioning (describing what is needed) and raising funds to support those needs.

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Philip Talbot (Chief Executive)

Philip is an experienced CEO and advisor in the VCS sector. With a background in business management and development across a range of industries including oil and gas, synthetics and synthetic sports infrastructure, Philip moved into the voluntary sector over twelve years ago, transforming a Midlands based charity into a key partner with the health and social care sector, focused on delivering prevention and early intervention programmes. He subsequently held positions as the VCS representative on integrated care, economic and social influencing bodies. Philip is delighted to join Cransley Hospice Trust and lead the organisation in the next chapter of its development.


Rachel Herrick (Director of Income Generation and Communications)

Rachel joined the charity sector in 2003 following a career in sales and marketing. She joined Macmillan Cancer Support in 2003 and remained with the charity until December 2019. During her time with Macmillan, she held a number of roles including; Corporate Development Manager, Head of Regional Fundraising East Midlands & North of England and most recently working with the Philanthropy team as Senior Philanthropy Manager building relationships and developing support from individuals and trusts with the ability to give gifts of £1million+. Before joining the hospice in April Rachel worked on an interim basis with Teenage Cancer Trust as Head of Community Relationships for the Central and SW & Wales regions.

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Sam Cribb (Finance Manager)

Sam is a qualified and experienced Chartered Certified Accountant with a varied business background at senior level in mainly locally-based businesses. These include engineering, estate agencies, staff agencies and construction. In these roles she has developed and maintained robust controls and reporting systems in ever-changing circumstances. She has recently progressed to being involved in Charity finances from initially raising funds in her spare time. This includes Marie Curie - trekking on the Great Wall of China in 2017; and also for the Integrated Cancer Therapies Charity in Corby by completing the Three Yorkshire Peaks Challenge in 2018. These events and others gave her the opportunity to raise money while taking on physical hiking challenges. She is also involved in supporting The Souster Youth charity, is a Trustee for the Community Library and is a Town Councillor in Thrapston, Northants.