Glynis Atherton
CEO Hospicecare, Exeter

Glynis Atherton has been Chief Executive of Hospicecare for nearly 10 years, a charity that provides care for people at the end of their lives in the hospice and in the community. It relies on the generosity of the local community to raise 80% of its income to provide care for over 2,000 people every year.    

Glynis began her career in the voluntary sector after graduating from Swansea University with a degree in Politics. Her first job was with a housing association in London, followed by a spell running a national coalition of community organisations from home while her children were young.

Following a move to Northamptonshire she worked for Victim Support as County Director and then joined the Motor Neurone Disease Association as a senior manager, completing a MBA with the Open University and later Institute of Director professional qualifications. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by Exeter University in January 2015.