Administrative Team

Overseeing the day-to-day running of the Hospice, its families, staff and volunteers.

Revd David Ireland

Chief Executive Officer

Contact details
Tel: 0161 434 4118
Email: david.ireland@francishouse.org.uk

David trained as an Architect and holds a B.A. (hons) and a postgraduate Diploma in Architecture.  He was an elected member of the R.I.B.A. from 1982 – 2005.  He obtained a Certificate of Religious Studies and was ordained as a Minister in the United Reformed Church in 1995.  A partner in a national firm of Architects he worked as an Architect for 23 years.  He designed and supervised the construction of Francis House which was awarded the Care Home Design Award in 1993.  David became a Trustee in 1992 serving in that capacity until appointment to his current role in 2005.

Rachael Taylor

Assistant to the Chief Executive

Contact details
Tel: 0161 443 2200
Email: rachael.taylor@francishouse.org.uk

Rachael trained as a Solicitor gaining a Law Degree (2:1) and Law Society Finals (hons), elected a member of the Law Society in 1996.  She joined the Law Society Family Law Panel in 1998 and became Resolution Accredited Specialist (children and domestic violence in 2010, and Resolution Collaborative Lawyer in 2011).  Rachael became a Trustee in 2000 commencing her current role in 2011.  Rachael continues to hold her practising certificate and is able to advise both the Trustees and families regarding legal issues.

Ann Kirwin

Personal Assistant to both the Chief Executive and the Registered Manager

Contact details
Tel: 0161 434 4118
Email: ann.kirwin@francishouse.org.uk

Ann trained as a secretary gaining her Business Secretarial Diploma in 1979 and NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration in 1992. She worked for Granada Television Studios and at the Boys and Girls Welfare Society. She joined the Francis House staff as a secretary in 2004 and became PA to the CEO and Registered Manager in 2006.