New Chief Executive – Anne Mills

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Hospice Isle of Man is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne Mills as its new Chief Executive. She will succeed Margaret Simpson who is stepping down from the charity in December 2016 after 13 years in post.

Currently Chief Executive at Ardgowan Hospice in Scotland, Anne has previous experience at National, Board and Strategic level in the NHS in Wales and as Policy Lead for Cancer and Palliative Care in the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in Northern Ireland prior to joining third sector. Anne is also a nurse with over 30 years’ experience in paediatrics and oncology.

Confirming the appointment Sir Miles Walker CBE, LLD (hc), chair of Hospice Isle of Man said:

“I am delighted that Anne will be joining Hospice Isle of Man as our new Chief Executive and very much look forward to working with her. Anne brings with her an enormous enthusiasm and experience which will contribute significantly to continuous improvements in quality of care that Hospice provides for more than 400 patients every year.  On behalf of the Board of Governors I would not only like to welcome Anne Mills but also pay tribute to Margaret Simpson for the tremendous impact she has had as Hospice Isle of Man Chief Executive. I believe that Anne will continue to transform end of life care across our island”.

Commenting on her appointment Anne Mills said:

“I am delighted to take on the management and leadership role at Hospice Isle of Man – such a successful and much loved charity that has grown over the last 33 years and will continue to develop thanks to the highly dedicated Board, staff, volunteers and generous support of Island’s community. I have a fantastic legacy to build on and I wish Margaret all the very best in her retirement.

My husband Ken and I are looking forward to living on this beautiful island and I am keen to revisit the many warm memories of holidays spent.

Our three sons Calum, Euan and Finlay are delighted for me and are looking forward to visiting us on the island that I talk so fondly about”.



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