We’ve appointed a new Director of Business Development to help lead the hospice towards our 50th anniversary

By News Team on June 26, 2018

We’ve appointed a new Director of Business Development to help lead the hospice towards our 50th anniversary, and play an important part in ensuring the organisation’s delivery of excellent palliative care for the generations to come.

Dr Paul Jarvis will be joining St Ann’s from his role as Business Development Manager at NorthWest EHealth.

St Ann’s is an organisation that has been providing care to the people of Greater Manchester for almost half a century, and whilst the high quality, specialist care we provide to patients remains as important as ever, the changing world around us means we must be nimble and adept at spotting opportunities and turning challenges to our advantage. St Ann’s is a complex multi-site business, and having Paul join our team is exciting, especially with so much change and development going on in both the hospice sector and the wider health care landscape in Greater Manchester.  We’re a charity that is proud of its rich Greater Manchester heritage, and strategic development, growth strategies and transformation will all be integral to Paul’s role. That will help us to ensure we remain relevant, proactive, and can respond to opportunities that come our way. Paul is an experienced business development professional, and is used to building strong partnerships which is vital.  He believes strongly in our organisation and understands the importance of the role we play in the local communities we serve.  We are really looking forward to welcoming him to the team. Eamonn O’Neal, Chief Executive
I’m really looking forward to joining an organisation as well-loved as St Ann’s.  It really punches above its weight and has such a great reputation in Greater Manchester.  It’s a real privilege to be joining such a great team. I was incredibly impressed by the vision and sense of direction that the hospice has, and I am looking forward to making a real difference to the lives of its patients and their families. It’s so important for organisations like St Ann’s to continue to innovate and to always assess progress, develop new ideas, and seize – and create – new opportunities.  That’s the only way to ensure you remain fit for purposes for the next century too, and it’s exciting to be part of a team who is helping guide the hospice in the right direction. The most important thing though is to do that whilst never losing sight of the core purpose and values of the organisation.  I’m impressed by the way everyone I’ve met from St Ann’s so far embraces those core values and threads them through everything they do, and that’s so important as they really do make it the much-loved Greater Manchester institution it is. Paul Jarvis

Paul, who lives in Manchester City Centre, studied at The University of Manchester for nine years, achieving two masters and a doctoral degree.  Following the completion of his PhD, he published Obesity Atlas; a public health intelligence tool for the analysis of child obesity in Greater Manchester.  Obesity Atlas was built in collaboration with local NHS organisations and councils, and is used to help inform public health policy and decision making.

Over the past ten years Paul has worked for NorthWest EHealth, first as a Software Developer and then in his current role as Business Development Manager.  His role encompasses working with a wide range of national and international clients from the public and private sector, and he has also worked across universities, NHS organisations, local councils, the digital health sector and life sciences industry.

Paul will join St Ann’s on 16 July.