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Morgan Hunt Celebrates Successful Appointment of New CEO for Woking & Sam Beare Hospice

03 July 2023 News

We’re thrilled to announce the successful completion of a retained executive search and selection campaign resulting in the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Woking & Sam Beare Hospice.

Will Worthington, Principal Consultant at Morgan Hunt, worked closely with Woking & Sam Beare Hospice throughout the recruitment process.

  • Engagement: 9th December 2022
  • Shortlist delivered: 1st February 2023
  • Search Completed: 21st March 2023

These dates were all in line with the previously agreed timescales considering the Christmas and New Year Break.

Recruitment Process

The search was tailored to target experienced CEOs from the charity sector, specifically those with a deep understanding of the hospice industry. Additionally, the campaign aimed to identify senior leaders from the NHS who possessed transferable skills essential for the role. Morgan Hunt's diligent approach encompassed a thorough assessment of both internal and external candidates to ensure a comprehensive selection process.

Seven candidates were meticulously shortlisted for interviews. To ensure an in-depth evaluation, psychometric testing was employed for all candidates, which were carefully analysed and detailed summaries highlighting strengths and weaknesses were provided for each candidate.

Successful Hire

Siân Wicks LLM RGN joined Woking & Sam Beare Hospice as the new Chief Executive on 21st June 2023. Siân brings nearly four decades of experience as a Chief Executive, Non-Executive Director, and former Chief Nurse. Her continued inclusion in the NMC register underscores her ongoing commitment to professional excellence.

Siân has a proven track record of providing strategic direction within health and social care across the NHS, Independent, and Charity sectors. Most recently, Siân served as the CEO of Haven House Children's Hospice and currently holds the position of Chair of the Board for Achieving for Children (AFC) LTD.

Morgan Hunt Executive extends its warmest congratulations to Siân Wicks on her appointment as the new CEO and expresses gratitude to all the candidates who participated in the search process. Morgan Hunt would also like to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of Will Worthington, Principal Consultant, for his outstanding efforts and dedication in ensuring a successful outcome.


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