Media team contacts


Press and Media Manager, Melanie Hargreaves can be reached at or 020 7520 8257.

Media and Communications Officer, Oliver Chapman can be reached at or 020 7520 8258.

If you have an urgent media enquiry or are calling out of office hours, please phone our duty press officer on 07881 940318.


Media spokespeople


Our spokespeople are available for media interviews about hospice and palliative care.

If you would like to set up an interview please contact our Media Team.

Tracey Bleakley – Chief Executive

Tracey is the Chief Executive of Hospice UK, the national charity for hospice care.

She joined Hospice UK in January 2016 and before then was CEO of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners.

Her previous roles include Chief Executive of the Personal Education Group (pfeg) where she led a successful campaign for financial education to be included in the National Curriculum.

She was also UK Director of the charity MEND, which tackles obesity and promotes health living, and spent 13 years in management consultancy with Price Waterhouse, Accenture and ITV.

Tracey has board positions at the Insolvency Service, the Money Advice Trust, and Mid-Bedfordshire Citizens Advice Bureau.

She holds an engineering degree, MBA, postgraduate qualifications in International and Social Policy and is a Chartered Director.

Jonathan Ellis – Director of Advocacy and Change

Jonathan Ellis is Director of Policy and Advocacy at Hospice UK, which he joined in January 2007. 

Jonathan has over 15 years’ experience of working in health and social care policy within the voluntary sector, and experience of political campaigning at a local and regional level. 

Prior to working at Hospice UK, he worked for more than eight years in the policy team at Help the Aged, where he ended up as Senior Policy Manager for Health and Social Care, responsible for the charity’s care policy work.

Before joining the voluntary sector in 1998, he worked in local government in one of the first joint appointments between a local council and the then health authority, overseeing the county-wide administration of residential and nursing care placements.