We round up the latest appointments in the sector – this month, three new chief executives join hospices.
North London Hospice appoints as Declan Carroll new CEO
Declan Carroll has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of North London Hospice following Pam McClinton’s decision to retire from the role after 10 years. He joins the hospice after five years as CEO at Peace Hospice Care in South West Hertfordshire.
As a north London resident, Declan already has a good awareness of the key role NLH plays in the community. “As a long term resident of north London, I am delighted to join a local charity with such an established profile, and the reputation of North London Hospice is testament to the care and dedication demonstrated by staff and volunteers” he said. “The future will no doubt have on-going challenges but I look forward to working together with the team and the community to provide even stronger care in the future.”
His predecessor Pam stepped down after four years as Director of Nursing and six as CEO. Chair of Trustees Lis Burgess Jones said: “It is reassuring to know that Pam has handed over to a capable CEO with a track record of strong, innovative leadership.”
“Pam’s unstinting commitment and successful leadership has led to the expanded reach of our hospice services, whilst her contribution to initiatives around end of life care in the wider sector has been impressive. Pam will be greatly missed by staff, volunteers and patients but we wish her a long and happy retirement.”
Phil Gormley joins EACH as new CEO
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices has appointed Phil Gormley as its new Chief Executive.
Phil started his tenure at EACH earlier this month, joining from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) where he was responsible for inspecting and reporting on the efficiency and effectiveness of police forces and fire services in the north of England.
He has worked at board level for the last 17 years and is best known to people in East Anglia for being Norfolk Constabulary’s Chief Constable between 2010 and 2013. Shortly before the end of his time at Norfolk Constabulary Phil was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal. He then became the first Deputy Director General of the National Crime Agency and in 2014 led Operation Notarise, the largest ever UK law enforcement operation targeting online abuse of children, resulting in over 700 arrests. After this, he was appointed as Chief Constable of Police Scotland in 2015 before moving to HMICFRS in October 2018.
Commenting on his new post, Phil said: “I’m delighted to have been appointed as CEO for EACH. It’s an organisation I’ve admired for many years and I feel privileged to be joining such a brilliant team of people, and to be given the opportunity to help make a contribution to their vital work.
“I’ve visited various sites to meet colleagues and I’ve never had such a warm welcome. It’s clear to me that it’s the people, including our volunteers and supporters, who make EACH so special. There is a clear sense of a shared mission, with every role playing a vital part in the system to deliver outstanding care.”
Rachel McMillan announced as new CEO at St Ann’s Hospice
St Ann’s Hospice in Greater Manchester has announced the appointment of Rachel McMillan as its new Chief Executive.
Rachel is currently the deputy chief executive and director of clinical services. She will take over the role from current CEO Eamonn O’Neal in October. O’Neal will remain part of the organisation, taking on a new position as director of strategic initiatives, a role which will help to drive forward the charity’s plans for a new hospice building.
Rachel said: “It’s such a privilege to be taking on this role, especially as the hospice reaches its 50th anniversary next year, and enters a new chapter in its history. I’m honoured to work with such a fantastic team, and incredibly proud of the reputation St Ann’s has in our local community.
“It’s been a challenging time for the hospice, as we’ve had to adapt to continue providing specialist, personalised care to our patients throughout the pandemic, but I’m so proud that our teams have embraced the challenges that have come their way, and have proactively sought solutions that mean the very best for our patients.
Eamonn O’Neal, chief executive of the hospice, said: “It’s been such an honour to be CEO of St Ann’s for more than four years, and I’m thrilled to be able to hand over the reins to Rachel. She is a fantastic leader, with a clear vision of the next phase of St Ann’s journey. She is perfectly placed to ensure the hospice is ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities of our 50th anniversary year and beyond.”