BLOG: The next steps in St Luke’s leadership journey

George Lillie will be stepping into the role of Chief Executive of St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth with immediate effect.

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Charles Hackett, and his fellow trustees have invited George, our Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Clinical Services, to be seconded to this key position until at least April 2025 and he has accepted.

Charles said: “The tragic loss of our newly appointed CEO Christina Quinn seven weeks ago left St Luke’s in an upsetting, unsettling, and unprecedented situation, and we have taken time to consider very carefully what the next step should be.

“With his huge experience, enthusiasm, and integrity, we are confident that George is the right person to steer St Luke’s sensitively and effectively, supported by our skilled Senior Management Team, as we work together towards the longer-term future.

“George has been with the organisation since 2001, director of Clinical Services since 2005 and our Deputy CEO since 2017. He has an exceptional passion for palliative care and is a proud champion for St Luke’s services in the wider integrated health care system.”

George said: “It’s an honour for me to take on the role of Chief Executive. I have a real passion for making sure St Luke’s continues to provide the exceptional care we are so rightly renowned for and to keep building on that reputation. I’m also keen to make immediate progress with some of the important projects that are already under way.”