Dr Simone Ali Medical Director I was appointed Clinical Director of the Community Palliative Care Team in July 2010 and Interim Medical Director for the Martlets Hospice in June 2013. In February 2015 I was confirmed in post as Medical Director. My specialist training in Palliative Medicine began at Edenhall Marie Curie Centre in Hampstead, followed by jobs at Pilgrims Hospice in Canterbury, St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham and then Trinity Hospice in Clapham. I have an active teaching role with links to Brighton and Sussex Medical School and with primary care teams locally. I am passionate about clinical leadership in the healthcare setting. I recently completed the NHS Staff College Senior Leadership programme at University College Hospital London and have been invited to join the Faculty there. I work 4 days a week and live in Surrey with my husband and 2 young daughters, who keep me well amused! I love foreign travel, cooking and singing but sadly my previous interest in playing sports has not found a place in my busy life these days!