A woman from Brighouse has been appointed chief executive of a children’s hospice.
Experienced public sector manager Angela Monaghan has taken up the post at Martin House Children’s Hospice at Boston Spa near Wetherby.
She is the hospice’s first ever chief executive.
Angela has more than 30 years’ experience of innovation and leadership across a range of public, voluntary and community organisations at national, regional and local level.
Angela led the regional literacy charity Reading Matters before being appointed chairman of Calderdale Primary Care Trust and then NHS Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield.
As community development director with Business in the Community for five years, she developed partnerships between the private sector and social enterprises in some of the country’s most deprived communities.
She was also chief executive of the Development Trusts Association (now Locality) which supports and promotes innovative community-based regeneration throughout the UK.
Angela is chairman of the Friends of St Matthew’s Churchyard, Lightcliffe, and is also captain of the women’s team at Lightcliffe Cricket Club.
Angela said: “I feel very honoured to have been appointed.
“Martin House is a wonderful, highly regarded charity providing invaluable care and support to children, young people and their families in Yorkshire”.