Meet our executive team

Our executive team is responsible for each of the departments within the hospice.

Eamonn O’Neal, DL BEd MSc DArts.

Chief Executive

Eamonn joined St Ann’s in July 2016 from his previous role as Group Managing Editor of Trinity Mirror’s regional publications. Eamonn is also Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester and is an established broadcaster, having worked in TV and radio for more than 35 years. He continues to present regular programmes on BBC Radio Manchester. Eamonn was previously Chair of Trustees at St Ann’s and has been a governor at the Manchester Metropolitan University and Sale Grammar School. He was the Chair of Trafford Youth Trust and is currently the inaugural Chair of the Salford Diocesan Communications Commission.

Contact Eamonn

PAs to the executive teams – Sue Gilburn and Sarah Robertson
E-mail: SGilburn@sah.org.uk or SRobertson@sah.org.uk
Phone: 0161 498 3634 or 0161 498 3635

Rachel McMillan, RGN BA MSC.

Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Clinical Services

Rachel, a nurse by profession with over 25 years’ experience, joined St Ann's in 2012 as Director of Clinical Services. Rachel has a dual role, which from 2016 includes Deputy CEO.

Contact Rachel

PAs to the executive teams – Sue Gilburn and Sarah Robertson
E-mail: SGilburn@sah.org.uk or SRobertson@sah.org.uk
Phone: 0161 498 3634 or 0161 498 3635

Dr Philip Lomax, FRCP.

Medical Director, Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Dr Philip Lomax trained in General Practice in Merseyside and was a Principal in St Helens for 6 years before entering Palliative Medicine full time in 1996. He joined St Ann’s in 2002 as a Consultant and became Medical Director formally in 2003.

Contact Dr Philip

PA Jane Sangster
E-mail: JSangster@sah.org.uk
Phone:  0161 702 5404

Gill Turnpenney, BA (Hons) Chartered MCIPD.

Director of Organisational Development and Support Services

Gill joined St Ann’s in 2013 having previously held HR roles in education, private healthcare and the media. She has also worked as an independent consultant leading TUPE, organisation re-design and culture change projects for charities and education establishments.

Contact Gill

PAs to the executive teams – Sue Gilburn and Sarah Robertson
E-mail: SGilburn@sah.org.uk or SRobertson@sah.org.uk
Phone: 0161 498 3634 or 0161 498 3635

Dr Paul Jarvis, MEng MSc PhD

Director of Business Development

Dr Jarvis joined St Ann’s in July 2018 from his role of Business Development Manager at NorthWest EHealth. Paul’s career has combined computer science, public health, medical informatics, clinical research, and business development work for over 15 years.

Contact Dr Paul

PAs to the executive teams – Sue Gilburn and Sarah Robertson
E-mail: SGilburn@sah.org.uk or SRobertson@sah.org.uk
Phone: 0161 498 3634 or 0161 498 3635