St Luke’s appoints new Chair, Meg Lustman
St Luke’s Hospice is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chair, the highly qualified Meg Lustman, who has taken up her position at the helm of our Board of Trustees replacing our longstanding Chairman, Gillian Schiller. Gillian has reached the end of her term of office after serving on the Board for 11 years. We give her our enormous gratitude for her many years of dedication to the Hospice and will be celebrating Gillian’s achievements with our staff and volunteers later this month.
Meg commented, “I am thrilled and privileged to be writing to you as the Chair of St Luke’s and would like to thank the Board of Trustees and Lindsey for the opportunity to support the very important work that St Luke’s provides to its community. I live in Brent with my family and, whilst I have not yet needed St Luke’s, I know the importance of good palliative and end-of-life care and the invaluable services that community hospices provide. The passion and professionalism of the staff and volunteers at St Luke’s shines through, as well as their commitment to patients and their families and their desire to give them the very best care.
To give you an idea of how I can support St Luke’s CEO, Lindsey Bennister, and the team at St Luke’s; I have led many well-known retail brands through transformation and growth as they re-shaped their operations and culture to be better suited to changing market conditions and the needs of their customers. In my post-executive career, I offer my experience and network in the form of Advisor, Mentor and Non-Executive and have been building a varied and wonderful portfolio of roles. My focus now is to work with clever leaders doing good things with purposeful organisations and I want to contribute and to learn in equal measure. I choose to work with leaders and teams who are open, ambitious and brave, all of which aligns so well with the work that Lindsey is leading at St Luke’s.
I plan to get to know our communities over time and to hear what they think we need to do to make St Luke’s even better, whether it’s in supporting our patients and their families; as a great place to work; in our shops; or as a valuable partner to our many valued supporters.
I look forward to meeting you all and to working together to ensure that St Luke’s continues to be a great place to work, and that it continues to provide excellent care to our communites.”