Andrew Fletcher joined Longfield in June 2015 as Chief Executive.  Before joining the Hospice, Andy was Director of External Affairs at Together for Short Lives (previously Children’s Hospices UK), where he has been based for nearly five years. He led the strategic development and management of external relationships during the merger of two organisations to form Together for Short Lives, and oversaw all relationships and communications with government bodies, children’s hospices and other palliative care providers. A teacher by training, Andy’s career has involved developing and leading lobbying and public relations strategies in the private and voluntary sectors. He was previously Director of Communications and latterly Joint Chief Executive of the National Childminding Association.