St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth appoints new CEO
St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth is delighted to announce the appointment of new CEO Christina Quinn. She will take up her post this spring following the retirement of highly respected chief executive Steve Statham.
Currently Director of NHS South West Leadership Academy, Christina emerged as the standout choice in the charity’s quest to find the very best candidate to step into this incredibly important role.
Her diverse career portfolio, clinical background and leadership expertise mean she brings a unique set of health care and NHS knowledge and experience to St Luke’s, where she has previously served in a voluntary capacity as a trustee and chair of the board.
“Unsurprisingly, we had a very strong pool of 26 applicants for this prestigious and appealing job, including several CEOs with experience of running hospitals, NHS organisations and medical charities, as well as people from the business and management sectors,” said Charles Hackett, chair of St Luke’s Board of Trustees.
“Ultimately, Christina’s selection was all about her personality, attitude, capabilities, motivation and the extensive experience that gives her the capacity to lead. In her present job she is responsible for shaping leadership development interventions at a national and regional level, and she certainly delivered on many levels recently during the Covid pandemic. She has a high level of empathy and a curiosity to learn and discover and has given a huge amount of energy and passion to the organisations she has previously worked for.”
Originally from London, Christina trained as a nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, before moving to the South West where she has pursued her keen interest in the impact of leadership in terms of patient care outcomes.
“I am certain that Christina’s experience in leading and developing change will give us all an opportunity to refresh our future vision as we continue to deliver the excellent end of life care St Luke’s is renowned for, while always keeping clear sight of our mission to make sure no one dies alone, in pain or distress,” said Charles.